manufacturing and distribution
Business Reality™ 101
Business Reality 101® is a comprehensive board-based simulation that takes a realistic look at the complexities of running a modern day distribution company. The ultimate goal is to allow the employee base to gain a better understanding of how the business works, its’ strategies and operations and how they individually and collectively drive value for the organization.
In this program, the participants are running a distribution company.
The program forces the participants to look at multiple areas within the business.
- Supply-Chain Management
- Inventory Turns
- Impact of Obsolete Inventory
- EBIT as a Percentage of Sales
- Days Sales Outstanding
- Shared Services
- Acquisitions/Green Fielding
There are four roles in this simulation:
- Sales and Marketing
The goal of the program is to take a distribution company that is only performing adequately at best, and turn it into a thriving enterprise.
By the end of the program, each team is making 100% of the decisions on how their business should be run. Debriefs center around the rationale behind the decisions they made, real-world industry concerns and what the impact of their decisions has to the company as a whole. The program is impossible to run and still maintain a ‘silo’ mentality. Big Picture look at the business allows participants to see just how important they are to their real-world company.