The Fraunhofer IML developed a simulation game for the education and training of managers. During the game the players are sensitized for causal connections within complex order processing. For example the player has to plan and control the production of a vehicle for the period of two years. In the process they are confronted with realistic decision making situations in strategic and operative questions. Besides regular planning the players also have to react to different exceptional situations.
Decisions are dynamically simulated and evaluated with the aid of the tool OTD-NET. The simulation allows a determined analysis of interdependencies of decisions on part processes of the entire order processing process.
The open architecture of the business game OTD-Game makes it possible to adapt the contents of the game to the company and the focus of the workshop. The simulation tool OTD-NET and the framework OTD-Assist are the technological basis.
The OTD-Game is already successfully used for management trainings by different automotive manufacturers.