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ERIC Number: EJ1061640
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1540-4595
A Prevalidation of the Product-Process Matrix
Ashenbaum, Bryan
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, v11 n4 p313-322 Oct 2013
A major challenge for instructors of supply chain and operations management (SCOM) courses is to help students who have never seen a production floor visualize concepts, such as the product-process matrix from standard introductory SCOM texts. This article presents a classroom exercise, which "prevalidates" the product-process matrix. Student groups are given a product description and tasked to build the factory to make it using classroom furniture. Even with no prior knowledge, those tasked to make high-volume standardized products will create simple assembly lines, while those tasked with customized products will create simple work center layouts. A description of how to run this exercise is provided, as well as key takeaways and evidence of effectiveness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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