These are all symptoms of bad business practices. Check all that sound familiar:
|Inventory keeps going up, and no one knows what’s in there anyway.|
|The company is still experiencing stock outs.|
|The plant runs at full capacity, no matter what.
|The IT department and budget are growing, but you can’t get basic reports.|
|Bootleg systems are rampant.|
|Electronic processes are more complicated than the paper
|Layoffs and cost cutting have disrupted business and hurt morale.|
|People spend more time tracking costs than doing real work.|
|It takes all sorts of procedures, forms, approvals, to get anything
|Too many vendors; it's gotten impossible to manage.|
|Vendor delivery and product quality are going down.|
|Vendor systems are not compatible.
|Customer returns and complaints are up.|
|Competition is chipping away at your market share.|
|Price cutting seems like the only way to compete.
|Your company is not developing many new products.|
|New product introductions haven’t been very successful.|
|Haven’t entered any new markets in recent years.
Tally up your checkmarks!
|15–18||OUCH!||You’re in a world of troubles—How are you going to start to get out of this mess?|
|11–14||Shaky||You are one step away from disaster—How are you going to turn it around?|
|8–11||So-So||You’re at the tipping point—Will you change and thrive or stay the same and start the decline?|
|4–7||Good||You’re in pretty good shape now—Can you afford to continue doing things the same way?|
|0–3||Excellent||You’re ahead of the pack—Will you be able to stay there?|
You are not alone. All companies develop bad habits over time. Complicated business processes sap your company of valuable resources: time, effort and money. Worse, you are becoming less competitive by squandering those valuable resources.
All this complexity is costing you money in:
|Rejects, late orders, and rework||$$$$|
|Customers’ and vendors’ frustration||$$$$$|
Start working with Pierian today:
- Clean up those processes.
- Lower your costs and increase your productivity within weeks.
- Invest all that saved time, effort, and money—make your company more competitive.