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EXAMINATION GUIDE

® Capsim Management Simulations, Inc.

Welcome to Comp-XM
Your Registration Number
If your instructor or school did not give you a Registration Number, you will need to register online using a credit card or checking account. Welcome to Comp-XM® an integrated evaluation tool that will allow , you to demonstrate your business skills. Comp-XM has two sections: 1. A business simulation similar to the one you just completed and 2. A series of quizzes, called Board Queries, that ask questions related to your simulation environment.

The Simulation
Round 1

Board Queries
Board Queries are web-based quizzes that relate directly to the results of your simulation. As CEO, you will report to the Board of Directors. The Board FRXOG DVN XS WR ÀYH VHWV RI TXHVWLRQV %RDUG 4XHULHV that are based on the results of your previous rounds. )RU H[DPSOH WKH ERDUG PLJKW UHTXLUH \RX WR FRQGXFW a break-even analysis on an increase in production automation or calculate the effect additional ERUURZLQJ ZLOO KDYH RQ \RXU ÀQDQFLDO UDWLRV 7KH questions use standard true-false, multiple choice and essay formats. All the information needed to answer the queries appears within the pages of The Comp-XM Inquirer, an industry newsletter similar to The Capstone® &RXULHU RU 7KH )RXQGDWLRQ® )DVW7UDFN ,Q &RPS;0 you work as an individual, which means all success will be attributed to your efforts. This is your chance to show your strategic vision, tactical abilities and business knowledge. Best of luck!

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Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Final

Table of Contents
1 Introduction . 2 Scoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . 2 . 2 . 2 . 2 . 2 . 3 . 3 . 3 . 3 . 4 . 4 4 Industry Conditions Report 4.1 Market Segments 4.2 Growth Rates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 . 5 . 6 . 6 . 8 . 8 . 8 . 8 . 8 . 9 . 9 . 10

2.1 Board Queries .

2.2 Balanced Scorecard . 3 Decision Summaries .

4.3 Rough Cut / Fine Cut 4.4 Seller’s Market . 5 Reports . . .

3.1 Research & Development . 3.2 Marketing . 3.3 Production 3.4 Finance . . . . . . . . . . . .

6 Website Instructions

6.1 The Comp-XM Spreadsheet 6.2 Dashboard . . .

3.5 Human Resources

6.3 Answering Board Queries . 6.4 Round Schedules 6.5 Self-Paced Exams . . . .

3.6 Human Resources Entries . 3.7 TQM/Sustainability . .

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Differences From Your Previous Simulation

1 Introduction
You have just been recruited to head the Andrews Corporation’s newest spin-off, the Andrews Comp-XM Corporation. The unit concentrates Andrews’ biometric sensor efforts into a new, publicly traded company. decisions will be required (Table 1.1). Decisions and Board Queries require the Comp-XM Inquirer. Table 1.1 Standard Comp-XM Schedule

Round

Activities Round 1 Decisions Board Query 1 Round 2 Decisions Board Query 2 Round 3 Decisions Board Query 3 Round 4 Decisions Board Query 4 No Decisions Final Board Query

Material Needed Round 0 Comp-XM Inquirer  Round 1 Comp-XM Inquirer Round 2 Comp-XM Inquirer Round 3 Comp-XM Inquirer Round 4 Comp-XM Inquirer

1.1 What Is Comp-XM?
Comp-XM is familiar, yet different from your experience in Capstone or Foundation. You are the CEO. You will be making decisions on your own; you will not be a member of a team. Like Capstone or Foundation, Comp-XM uses a spreadsheet and a web interface. “6 Website Instructions” discusses the...
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