SCM Globe is Used in Community Colleges, Universities and Graduate Schools
When students apply theories and principles from readings and lectures to solve problems in realistic supply chain simulations, they reinforce learning with practice. The result is a deeper level of understanding and greater knowledge retention.
Quoted below are some of the comments we’ve received from instructors using SCM Globe simulations:
“Based on your simulation model, the students learned how a supply chain actually operates. By far, the SCM simulations made the course interesting and insightful. I can try and explain how a supply chain works, but to have the students actually see it happening on the computer was very educational.”
Douglas Langs, Instructor – Business and Computer Technology Division
Henry Ford College, Dearborn, MI
“In a 30 day intensive supply chain and logistics seminar, student teams from around the world applied supply chain principles from their readings and lectures to solve real supply chain problems encountered in the SCM Globe simulations. SCM Globe integrated theory and practice and students found the experience engaging and enlightening.”
Tony Craig, Ph.D., Research Fellow
MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, Cambridge, MA
“I have been using SCM-Globe to support my Logistics teaching since 2017. I have found the logistics simulation application intuitive, easy to use and robust. My students find it easy to learn. They require little support to run supply chain simulations and modify the supply chain parameters. I have found SCM-Globe to be a great tool, effective for both classroom-based teaching and distance learning
It was quick and easy to start using SCM Globe. The application comes with many learning exercises. These can be used as provided or easily modified to provide unique challenges for students. With a little practice, I found it easy to create my own exercises. The student feedback has been positive. They have found the exercises based on SCM Globe enjoyable and engaging and they feel using SCM Globe has significantly improved their understanding of the inter-relationships between the various supply chain levers. I would strongly recommend you consider SCM Globe to support your logistics teaching.
Greg Johnson, Lecturer in Logisitics
Linneuniversitet, Växjö, Sweden
Teams of Air Force officers studying military logistics used simulations to recreate and redesign the supply chains that supported three critical campaigns of World War II. All the teams found ways to improve their supply chains. And one team found dramatic improvements that could have turned a major defeat into a history-altering victory. The professor and his students sent this ASAM Class of 2021 coin (and handy bottle opener) as a token of their appreciation for our assistance.
USAF Lt Col Dr. Jason Anderson, Transportation Systems & Strategic Mobility
Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
“SCM Globe is a very engaging simulation tool for students to learn the basics surrounding supply chain management. The tool provides a “real world” simulated environment in which various case scenarios allow students to apply the theories and concepts which they have learned in the classroom. The tool really enhances the learning experience.”
Freda Powell-Bell, Ph.D., Program Director and Professor – Acquisitions and Supply Chain Management Graduate Program
University of Maryland Global Campus, Adelphi, MD (formerly UMUC)
“SCM Globe simulations are critical to integrating the various content elements of my “Managing Business Operations” class and is very popular as a learning tool for the students. Semester after semester, class evaluations cite the popularity and practicality of the simulations. They have become a recruitment tool for the course.”
Samuel Sacco – Program Coordinator
Salve Regina University, Newport, RI
Santa Monica College has been using the SCM globe simulation for over two years across a platform of our courses. We use the simulations with our supply chain management course, our logistics course, and our Global import/export class. Students are engaged; it stimulates their insight into the real world of moving products to the ultimate customer. The SCM GLOBE modeling and simulation app is outstanding and very useful for our students and instructors. I highly recommend this tool for supply chain and logistics courses.
Keith Everett, Professor of Business, Global Trade and Logistics
Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA
“My students started with Cincy Seasonings… about 6 class periods or so. Then I turned them loose to explore other cases. The Ancient Silk Road was interesting and a student learned about the slowness of transport. Supply Chains of the Roman Empire was an experience that another student enjoyed. With the Unexpected Disruptions case a student learned the importance of safety stock and positioning to anticipate interruptions. He’s a good student, runs a concrete business on the side. Another student from Long Island worked on modeling a business idea he has for hydroponic farming and distribution.
Great software and the support from you and your website are awesome!
I have only 12 students. Your software has inspired 4 of them this term to look for internships and jobs in this field. One student got a job at Amazon and the interviewers were impressed with his experience with SCM Globe and what he had learned already from it. Two students were doing great in internship interviews for large companies, in part due to the SCM Globe experience until the virus shut things down.
Even though several students just were taking the class to graduate and are marketing/sales oriented, they too got into the simulations.
Dr. David Little | Associate Professor of Management
High Point University, High Point, NC
“Using SCM Globe has given the students real life practical skills that are readily applicable when they graduate. When visiting a company the students realized that what they learned in working with SCM Globe, was the daily life of a real supply chain professional. It motivates the students to continue studying SCM concepts on their own time.”
Claus Bang Olsen, Assistant Professor
Dania – Danish Academy of Business and Technology, Viborg, Denmark
I hope you’re doing well. I wanted to give you an update in regards to my job search. I just accepted a job with Amazon, I’ll be working at one of their Fulfillment Centers up in New Jersey (I know, I move from New Jersey down to Georgia, just to move right back up to New Jersey, you cannot plan this any better). The position is an Entry Level Area Manager, I’ll be overseeing one of the different sections of the Amazon warehouse and leading a team of employees. While it may not be in sports, it’s hard to say no to a job at Amazon.
I also wanted to say thank you. Taking your class and working with the SCM Globe simulation really helped me land this opportunity. What I did in the simulation and my overall results was a huge topic of discussion during my interview and they were impressed with what I told them. I owe a large part of this to you, and I wanted to say thanks.
Robert Scanlon — Adjunct Professor
Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
“I surveyed the students in my dual credit logistics course [college credit high school course] for this semester. The results revealed that the feature they liked best about the course was SCM Globe simulations. They said they got really involved working with the simulations and learned a lot in the process.”
Charles ‘Dan’ Summitt, Instructor in Business
Delgado Community College, New Orleans, LA
“I have been using SCM Globe in my graduate and undergraduate classes for almost 5 years. The simulations give students a holistic, big picture understanding of how supply chains work. Then students are challenged to apply standard inventory and operations management formulas to analyze and improve a supply chain which they design in SCM Globe. I received comments from students who said they enjoyed the challenge posed by the simulation because they had to use (and change) the results of the formulas to get their simulation to work for 30 days. They appreciated the reality of the supply chain logistics offered by the simulation exercise.”
Dr. Dennis Duke — Adjunct Professor
Florida Institute of Technology, Orlando, FL
The Supply Chain Risk Management Consortium at Lehigh University has been utilizing SCM Globe’s simulation library for about 18 months. We facilitate some 25 workshops on Supply Chain Risk & Resiliency per year, around the globe. In our 3-5 day workshops, we demonstrate the cause & effects of a moderate-to-severe supply chain disruption. We first describe a typical scenario of what really happens in a supply chain disruption, profiling the tasks, tactics, duration and accumulated costs.
We then reinforce this with a step-by-step SCM Globe simulation detailing how a supply chain is disrupted and the steps needed to mitigate and recover. It’s a very compelling demonstration.
“On behalf of my OSCM 5110 class at Kwantlen Polytechnic University I would like to thank you and your team for all your help and support. The students had an enriched semester and learned a lot from their simulation case studies and projects using SCM Globe. The platform truly provided an excellent opportunity for our experiential learning objectives. I designed my course assignments to start with a simpler case study to get each individual student familiar with the simulation platform, and then I ran group case study competitions between teams on a more challenging case study. It worked out really well for my students. Thanks again!”
Merwise Khalwati, MASc., MBA, Business Instructor
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Vancouver, Canada
The Annual TCU Neeley School of Business Invitational MBA/MS Supply Chain Case Competition used SCM Globe as the competition platform for student teams from 15 universities. The competition was sponsored by an aerospace manufacturing company, and teams were presented with the challenge to design a global supply chain to support production roll out of a new aircraft. Simulations enabled teams to explore different ideas and create supply chain designs that they then pitched to judges. Simulations provided financial and operating data for judges to use in comparing the different teams’ supply chain designs. (See more about this in our blog post “Engage and Teach with Supply Chain Simulation Competitions“),
TCU Neeley School of Business, Fort Worth, TX
A student team from the Indian School of Business (ISB) in Hyderabad, India, selected SCM Globe as the most engaging and realistic platform to use for their supply chain competition. They created a realistic supply chain of a food products company based in Hyderabad selling products in stores throughout southern India. 50 student teams from ISB and other business schools in India and surrounding countries competed over a long weekend. Student teams competed online from different locations. They sent in their supply chain models and the monthly P&L report generated from their simulation results to a panel of judges at ISB. (See more about this in our blog post “Engage and Teach with Supply Chain Simulation Competitions“)
The email below from a professor teaching a 5-week intensive introductory course in logistics provides a useful example of how he integrated simulations with his lectures and readings, so we published his whole email:
The class went very well. Our class schedule was 2 hrs per day, 4 days per week. We spent 3 weeks working on the Cincinnati Seasonings Case. I used that case study as an aid to get students started. The first week we focused on getting the supply chain to work for 30 days and then I had the students write a paper about the changes that were needed and why. During this time I also lectured on JIT, LEAN, and Six Sigma Quality.
The first week was all foundation and learning how to play with the supply chain model and simulations and getting people registered. The second week I challenged the students to get the model to operate for 30 days with a total cost of less than $1M. That takes some creativity and requires them to make a lot of changes. The third week the challenge was to change the model and reduce the CO2 Emissions by at least 20% without increasing costs. Again creative solutions and tight scheduling were needed. We also experimented with Rail transportation.
The 4th week of class we moved to the S&J Trading Company in Angola. This required the students to gain some experience with ships, containers and researching international operations. I had them research the most effective transportation in the country. And learn a little about landmines and bandits [Angola’s civil war created severe supply chain disruptions now being addressed by rebuilding of infrastructure]. At the end of the week they summarized their changes to the supply chain model and why they made the changes in a short paper.
Week 5 was an opportunity for them to demonstrate skill using the Fantastic Corporation supply chain model. The global model and the increase in complexity provided plenty of challenge, The students expanded the model to Europe as defined in the case study. Then they wrote a summary paper explaining the challenges that they faced in the model and how Lean could be used in a supply chain.
Overall, the three cases worked very well and we were able to learn a lot. The biggest problem for the students was keeping track of what they changed and why they changed things. At first many just wanted to click around and make changes to the supply chain on the fly.
Actually thinking about supply, demand and efficient timing of product delivery was plenty challenging. It is a thought process that seemed so simple to me that I was amazed at the difficulty students had answering questions when I asked how much product are you using at facility X and how much is being delivered? One person wanted to solve the problems by reducing demand until the On Hand supply would last for 30 days. I thought that was pretty funny, and we had a long discussion about basic business concepts and what happens when you reduce demand.
Thanks for all the help you provided and for sharing the materials. I really like SCM Globe for practicing supply chain theory. I have recommended it to my peers and the college. I will definitely use it again.
NOTE: A student at HCC used SCM Globe simulations to design a supply chain for petroleum products and placed as a finalist in a Houston city-wide supply chain and logistics contest.
Partial List of Schools Using SCM Globe
— Alabama State University, Montgomery AL, undergraduate business course in logistics
— Alma College, Alma MI, undergraduate business course in supply chain management
— American Intercontinental University, Houston TX, undergraduate business courses in SCM
— American University in Cairo, Cairo Egypt, business school courses in logistics and SCM
— Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, graduate courses in military logistics
— Auckland University of Technology, Auckland New Zealand, undergraduate courses in SCM and logistics
— Austin Community College, Austin TX, associate degree program in logistics and SCM
— BRASI, Washington DC, logistics and supply chain management certificate training program
— Brunel University, London UK, undergraduate business logistics and supply chain courses
— California State University, Northridge, Los Angeles CA, online supply chain management course
— Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia, Canada, undergraduate business logistics capstone course
— Catholic University of America, Washington DC, MBA level business school course in SCM
— CDI College, Edmonton Canada, undergraduate course in supply chains and logistics
— CEGEP General & Vocational College, Montreal QE, certificate program in SCM
— Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Cincinnati OH, undergraduate courses in SCM
— Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, business school course in supply chain management
— Dania Danish Academy of Business and Technology, Viborg, Denmark, undergraduate SCM courses
— Delgado Community College, New Orleans LA, dual credit and advanced undergraduate courses in supply chain and logistics
— Delta State University, Cleveland MS, capstone course for bachelor’s degree in logistics and SCM
— East Carolina University, Greenville NC, undergraduate SCM and logistics courses
— Elon University, Elon NC, undergraduate courses in operations and supply chain management
— Everett Community College, Everett WA, certificate program in SCM
— Florida Gateway College, Lake City FL, undergraduate SCM course
— Florida Institute of Technology, Orlando FL, MBA courses in SCM and business strategy
— Florida International University, Miami FL, online MBA courses in SCM
— Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville FL, online and classroom courses in SCM
— Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton WI, associate degree courses in logistics and SCM
— Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville GA, graduate and undergrad SCM courses
— Georgia Southern University, Statesboro GA, undergraduate SCM courses
— Grove City College, Grove City PA, undergraduate business courses in logistics and SCM
— Henry Ford College, Dearborn MI, undergraduate logistics and supply chain courses
— High Point University, High Point NC, undergraduate class in supply chain management
— Houston Community College, Houston TX, undergraduate courses in logistics
— Houston Independent School District, Houston TX, high school dual credit course in logistics
— Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India, online supply chain challenge competitions
— Institute Superieur de Gestion, Paris, France, undergraduate business course in SCM
— International Academy of Business and Finance, Melbourne, Australia, SCM training seminars
— Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis IN, undergraduate logistics and SCM certificates
— King’s College, London UK, program in war studies and military logistics
— Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Vancouver, Canada, undergraduate business and SCM courses
— Lakeshore Technical College, Cleveland WI, associate degrees and certificates in SCM
— Lander University, Greenwood SC, graduate class in logistics and supply chain management
— Langara College, Vancouver, Canada, associate degree in supply chain management
— LDS Business College, Salt Lake City UT, associate degrees and certificates in logistics and SCM
— Lincoln University, Lincoln, New Zealand, undergraduate business and SCM courses
— Linfield College, McMinnville OR, undergraduate business courses in logistics and SCM
— Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden, undergraduate business courses
— Lipscomb University, Nashville TN, undergraduate supply chain management course
— Lone Star College, Houston TX, undergraduate course in logistics
— McGill University, Montreal, Canada, graduate business school courses in SCM
— McMurry University, Abilene TX, undergraduate course in supply chain management
— Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee WI, associate degree programs in logistics and SCM
— MIT, Cambridge MA, 30-day intensive supply chain and logistics seminars
— Nash Community College, Rocky Mount, NC, associate degree program in SCM
— Nova Southeastern University, Ft Lauderdale FL, online MBA supply chain management courses
— Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay WI, online courses in SCM
— Rowan University, Glassboro NJ, undergraduate supply chain course
— Salve Regina University, Newport RI – business school SCM and logistics
— San Jacinto College, Houston TX, associate degree program in logistics and SCM
— Santa Monica College, Santa Monica CA, associate degree program in logistics and SCM
— Shoreline Community College, Seattle WA, associate degree program in logistics
— Southwestern College, Center for I’ntl Trade Development, Chula Vista CA, supply chain certificate
— Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, Fennimore WI, online supply chain management courses
— Supply Chain Canada, Toronto, Canada, accreditation courses for Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP)
— Supply Chain Risk Management Consortium, Bethlehem, PA, executive seminars on supply chain risk management
— Syracuse University, Syracuse NY, MBA supply chain and logistics courses
— Tarleton State University, Stephenville TX, undergraduate business course in SCM
— Texas Christian University (TCU), Ft. Worth TX, Neeley School of Business, MBA supply chain courses
— Texas Instruments, Dallas TX, team competition at annual conference of purchasing managers
— Texas State Technical College, Waco TX, associate degree program in logistics and SCM
— University of Central Florida (UCF), Orlando FL, College of Business Administration, MBA supply chain courses
— University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder CO, Leeds School of Business, MBA supply chain courses
— University of Maryland, College Park MD, MBA program supply chain courses
— University of Maryland Global Campus (formerly UMUC), Adelphi MD, online graduate SCM and logistics courses
— University of Mississippi, Oxford MS, graduate business school SCM courses
— University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV), Las Vegas NV, business school supply chain courses
— University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC), Compiègne, France, undergraduate business course
— University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Sydney, Australia, undergraduate business courses in SCM
— University of West Virginia, Morgantown WV, undergrad logistics & distribution management
— Waukesha County Technical College, Waukesha WI, associate degree program in supply chain management
— West Memphis School District, West Memphis AR, high school dual credit business and logistics course
Complement Readings and Lectures with Interactive Simulations
Combine SCM Globe interactive simulations with class readings and lectures to bridge the gap between theory and reality. It provides students with a laboratory where they turn theoretical knowledge into practical skills.
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