Teaching Inventory Management Simulation Using E-Learning Software: Blackboard, Elluminate Live!, and Jing (doi: 10.3991/ijac.v1i2.568)

Joel Lee Oberstone

Abstract


Introducing the nuances of inventory management systems to undergraduate business students can be a daunting task. Beyond the traditional focus of the selection of order quantity and reorder point lie more murky considerations such as the impact that stockout cost and supplier selection have on these key parameters, including profit. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate how students can cultivate insights of business simulation settings through easy-to-run, downloadable Excel spreadsheet templates from within their Blackboard-driven course website beyond merely grinding out ?answers.

Keywords


Spreadsheet simulation, inventory management, E-Learning

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International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC). ISSN: 1867-5565
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