Ddi Tool: A serious game for the development of competences of graduate and postgraduate students in the Operations Management environment





learning, serious game, operations management, economic analysis


A serious game known as Ddi Tool is presented by the authors to improve the competences on Operations Management of graduate and postgraduate students. The game is applied to the resolution of multistage industrial processes allowing to have a global vision of the manufacturing process and combining the students’ skills on operations management research and learning. The tool allows also to perform an economic evaluation of the whole process by means of the process costs analysis and improving this cost as function of the main process variables and parameters: raw material, workforce, energy consumption, etc. The game has been generated using Java language with a user-friendly interface for a quick comprehension by the student during the practical classroom. In this manner, the tool allows developing competencies to students applying and developing scientific, technological, mathematical, economical and sustainable knowledge.


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Author Biography

F. Javier Ramirez, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

Departamento de Administración de Empresas


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How to Cite

Ramirez, F. J. (2017). Ddi Tool: A serious game for the development of competences of graduate and postgraduate students in the Operations Management environment. WPOM-Working Papers on Operations Management, 8, 50–53. https://doi.org/10.4995/wpom.v8i0.7127