Magazine article Management Services

The IMS Management Game

Magazine article Management Services

The IMS Management Game

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The first round of the IMS Management Game 1997/98 ended just before Christmas. Twelve teams qualifying from the six competitive groups, go through to the semi-final round which starts in the middle of January and runs through to the beginning of March.

As usual there are familiar names among the winners two teams - from Boots and two from Scottish Widows, and `The Borg' who won the competition a couple of years ago are there again. But so are some new teams, which simply goes to show that it is possible to make a success of the game first time round.

The competition started at the beginning of September. The teams taking part have taken on the role of board of directors of simulated manufacturing companies, competing against other similar companies for a share of the market and the available labour force, while trying to run the internal functions of their companies as efficiently as possible to maximise profits. …

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