In this operations management simulation, student teams manage their own chocolate factories. It provides a systematic way of looking at an organisation’s processes, being a chocolate production facility, to grasp a better understanding of the principles of operations management.
Each student team competes against other teams in the same module or class. This makes the management simulation highly competitive, dynamic and realistic. Each round they play is equal to one year of operations. The ranking list that determines the winning team is based on their performance on the scorecard and the operational targets they have set themselves at the start of the management simulation.
Main learning objectives of the Chocolate Firm:
The chocolate firm simulation could be assessed in different ways. Below are the options that are used most frequently: