The past week marked a significant change in my “daily duty”—I now have a neo-com to take care of. Confused? Let me restate it this way, I am now managing a new company!!
If you are taking Business Management and Logistics 880, you should know what I am talking about. The whole class was divided into six groups, each of which would operate a new company producing “set-top boxes”. Although the companies are just competing in a simulated system, the intra-industrial competition is keen and resembles the real world.
I had participated in simulation operation before but this system is more complicated. My last simulation experience focused on cost management, financial management and budgeting, while this one, since it’s for Logistic management, weights more on supply chain management and forecasting.
My teammates from the MBLE program are more confident than I am in handling all the supply chain stuff. They usually come up with the definition of one concept in seconds, when I am still flipping through my manual. However, this provides me great opportunity to learn from my teammates, from key terms to management philosophy. On the other hand, I am proud being the only MAcc student in my group. I can help pulling my dizzy teammate out from the sea of numbers in spreadsheet. I am holding the compass that point to the numbers in financial statements my colleagues search for. I also amazed my teammates by doing calculations in my head before the results showed up in my teammate’s calculator. =). ….Yea, MAcc people are great!
Okay, so first decision was settled and monthly reports were out! Our company performed very well (I am trying to be generic about the results since those are our top secret!). I will keep my hard work on “neo-com sitting” and hopefully this still-a-little-shaky baby will make its parents proud after six months!