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ADVENTURES IN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
-- GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
AIOM COUPONS FOR DSCI 300, MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, ARE DUE
FEBRUARY 4, 2014 (TUESDAY), AT BEGINNING OF CLASS.
DATES ARE FIXED, FIRM DEADLINES, AS DICTATED BY HAWKES LEARNING
SYSTEMS TECH SUPPORT IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
If you do not have the coupon filled out and presented to your instructor during the designated
"turn-in day" class meeting, all class A.I.O.M. assignments will be considered
late and no credit given. Ouch! That would be 'bad news' given instructor's Incomplete
Policy DETAILED ON THE COURSE SYLLABUS LINK.
Step 1. Purchase Adventures in Operations Management CD-ROM and Booklet (author is Quant
Systems, Inc., now Hawkes Learning Systems) from USD Bookstore. Make sure the booklet
has with it a shrinked wrapped white and red licensing coupon that has not been filled out.
Note: Your CD-ROM should have printed message on label : Customized Version 3.2,.
If you purchase the AIOM Booklet with the AIOM CD-ROM from a Internet catalogue
company, e.g., Amazon.com, you will not be purchasing the Helmich, customized version #3.2
Step 2. Print your name carefully on the blank coupon along with other information --
Each coupon has a distinct license number. You cannot use someone else's coupon either
enrolled OR PREVIOUSLY enrolled in DSCI 300 or DSCI 303. Exception:
you do not have to purchase the AIOM booklet if you, yourself, have taken either
DSCI 300 or DSCI 303 before from PROFESSOR 'mad-dog' HELMICH. In these cases
you will be able to use your previous access code. Send them Email with your name and name
of course and date you took previous course. Your instructor does not maintain
access codes on file -- you will need to get it (if you lost it) directly from Hawkes Learning
Step 3. To obtain your access code you will need to connect to the Internet
The Internet site you will access has the URL of -- This link below is live, so just click on it:
Under the "Students:" option, click get your access code. Then on next screen click on
with frame Register Software License Number you are to click on box 'click here.'
Then on next screen fill out the form with the requested information -- to
include your coupon's license number best to use two word names. Now click on
box 'I Agree' and then click box 'Submit.' (The above sequence of steps may vary due to
last minute modifications by the manufacturer, but the 'game plan' is to
get/click on the box/link 'get your access code). Now you will see your access code come
up on the computer screen or you will receive and Email with 30 character access code.
You must print it out or copy it down to work with the AIOM homework assignments.
Your instructor does not have access to 'access codes' -- only obtained from Hawkes-Learning.
Special Note - If you have trouble obtaining your access code from Hawkes Learning
Systems web site or other issues using A.I.OM. software, then go into the above noted url
(Hawkes Learning web site). There is an option to do a Live Chat . Good help number to Hawkes-Learning
is 1-843-571-2825 (not the one in the AIOM Booklet, which is 1-803-571-2815). Or you may call toll free at
1-800-426-9538. Numbers here are available from Monday-Friday 8:30 am-10:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.
Other technical support contacts?
* Chat LIVE with a Hawkes representative -- said to be 7 days a week, each day for 24 hours
* Search the knowledgebase for a solution to your question
* Create a technical support case
Special Note: DO THIS STEP 3 of these instruction -- OBTAINING YOUR ACCESS
CODE -- BEFORE the next STEP 4 (NOTED BELOW) so you can obtain your
ACCESS CODE BEFORE TURNING IN COUPON TO THE INSTRUCTOR.
(Otherwise you will need to dig through a pile of coupons in your instructor's office in
order to obtain your license number to regain your access code..)
Step 4. Give the filled-out coupon to your instructor during class date indicated (NOT BEFORE THIS
DATE NOR AFTER THIS DATE) -- so you have to obtain A.I.O.M. booklet before that due
date. Hawkes-Learning Systems located in Charleston, South Carolina,
develops encrypted access codes, not your instructor. So, it is not a matter of your instructor
just looking up access codes.
Step 5. Once you have an access code you will be asked to do (access) certain
modules on the AIOM CD-ROM. Now just insert the AIOM CD-ROM disk in your computer's CD-ROM drive
and click on set-up icon. Follow instructions and then click 'yes' to run. Then click on
assigned module. Enter access code received from Hawkes-Learning) web site. Careful, difficult to
tell difference among L or I or 1 or l and between 0 and O. So try variations until correct.
Recommend after your enter your access code to then save access code to PC Stick (a.k.a., USB
Drive or Thumb Drive or Flash Drive) Now you will not have to manually type in the access
code for the next AIOM modules assigned. Your name should appear the same as
that registered with Hawkes-Learning web site. You may use anyone's AIOM software on any
machine in which AIOM software is installed but you must use your own access code. That means
you can use your friend's PC if you have problems installing the AIOM software.
Additionally, the AIOM software is loaded in both Olin 122 lab
and in Serra 205 lab. Must use PC's -- Serra 205 has both Mac's and PC's.
(Look around in Serra 205 before you sit down.) You may want to invest in a few PC sticks
(USB Flash drive or cloud account such as a drop box so you can save your documents. If you have an
Mac/Apple computer you will have problems with installing the AIOM software. So what can you do: (1) buy a new
computer but make it a PC or (2) go to USD computer labs and use the AIOM
software that is already installed -- click on the icon on the computer's desktop
titled "Operations Management" and then AIOM icon on PC computer labs desktop. You also
may click on AIOM Instructions "Must Read First" icon listing, if forget some steps to access given
modules -- basically these are the same instructions as on Mad-Dog's home page; (3) use a friend's PC
-- your personal access code will generate the needed certificate with your name and module
-- see below on certificate printing, and (4) you may consider downloading software that
makes your MAC work like a PC. There are no guarantees that you will be able to run AIOM.
There are one or two web sites you can go to download virtual PC software such as:
Again, if you cannot set up AIOM software on your own computer just keep it simple and
just consider using a friend's or going to USD Olin 122 and/or Serra 205.
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