Business Assessment

1 - We have performance metrics for critical customer service and quality expectations, which are continually improving.

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2 - We utilize extensive customer data/input in the development of product and service design.

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3 - We only spend our resources on features & benefits critical to customer satisfaction.

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4 - Our lead-time performance is a competitive advantage.

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5 - Our service reliability is a competitive advantage.

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6 - Our speed-to-service rate is a competitive advantage.

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7 - We know our primary competitors and their strengths and weaknesses.

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8 - We have identified our key niches in the industry and are using a coordinated strategy to service those customers.

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9 - We profitably grow our market share year-after-year.

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10 - We are one of the leaders in our industry in terms of profitability.

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11 - Our sales/employee is increasing at 10%+ per year.

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12 - Our cost reduction efforts yield 5% improvements year-after-year.

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13 - We consistently increase our EPS by 10%+ per year.

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14 - We utilize a balance scorecard that drives continuous improvement in all areas of the organization.

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15 - We have identified process owners for all of the key business processes.

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16 - We identify and eliminate waste in key business processes.

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17 - We identify and eliminate variation in key business processes.

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18 - We have a strong/rigorous program/process for continuous improvement on all businesses processes.

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19 - We have congruent management/employee performance objectives that tie into customer and business results.

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20 - We have an employee rewards and recognition system that is directly linked to key business and customer performance metrics.

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21 - We have employee satisfaction measures.

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22 - We have a succession plan that identifies and develops future business leaders.

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23 - We actively develop a culture of problem solving based on data.

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24 - Our leaders are rewarded based on customer loyalty, employee satisfaction, and business results.

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