READ THE TEAM MEMBER GUIDE
I cannot stress the above more. Whether you follow my strategies or not, you NEED to read the team member guide because it provides you with invaluable information. A lot of capsim can be applied to real life business. Since you WILL need to learn those things, you may as well start now.
Capsim is complex. Every decision is interconnected and to achieve the desired result, you need to know how one decision can affect the short and long term well-being of your business. Whether you are doing a team simulation (8 rounds) or individual simulation (4 rounds), the same thing applies. For your convenience, I will break the general strategies into 7 parts: R&D, Marketing, Production, Finance, HR, TQM & Reports.