high-tech factory named Littlefield
Technologies 或 a blood testing service named
Littlefield is an online competitive simulation of a
queueing network with an inventory point. Faculty
can choose between two settings: a high-tech factory
named Littlefield Technologies or a blood testing
service named Littlefield Labs.
In a typical setting, students are divided into teams, and compete to maximize their cash position through decisions: buying and selling capacity, adjusting lead time quotes, changing lot sizes and inventory ordering parameters, and selecting scheduling rules. Different Littlefield assignments have been designed to teach a variety of traditional operations management topics including:
*lead time management.
Assignment options include 2-hour games to be played in class and 7-day games to be played outside class. The game can be quickly learned by both faculty and students.
Littlefield was developed with Sunil Kumar and Samuel Wood while they were on the faculty of Stanford's Graduate School of Business.
Students monitor operations through an easy
to understand graphical interface displayed
in their web browser.
|Students view and download historical performance data to understand the effects of past decisions and to guide future decisions.|
|Students can view their score and rank at any time.|