HOW WE WORK: BUSINESS CHECK
IN-NOVA’S BUSINESS CHECK
creates personalized insights
into necessary action areas,
and highlighting of details in
the functional and business
The BUSINESS CHECK delivers an actionable program for improvement
The IN-NOVA BUSINESS CHECK integrates the HEALTH CHECK management
workshop with a targeted preparation phase. Based on a targeted,
selective set of interviews with the participants, and a focused analysis of
some key supply chain characteristics, a deeper relationshiop with the
workshop participants is achieved, and a better reasoning on the
contributions (strengths, improvement areas, challenges) is possible.
The enriched facilitation as well as the increased engagement of all
participants delivers a high but also very profound variety of insights in
regards to current supply chain performance, challenges, and
Based on the composition of participants from various functional areas, a
wide scope of professional perspectives and experiences contributes to the
success of this BUSINESS CHECK.
In the quantitative preparation, some key metrics are analyzed. Besides
the specific values evaluated, this also serves to get familiar with the
current level of performance management, and the metrics currently
used for managing the supply chain. Key topics we typically aim for in
this section is information regarding on-time delivery (OTIF), customer
complexity, and product portfolio complexity.
The interviews are conducted using the IN-NOVA FOCUS INTERVIEW
technique. In this format, the perspective of the interviewed person on
the entire company, on other functions, and also on his own department
is in the focus. A systematic check of advanced supply chain practices is
incorporated in this interview, and also a very individualized view on
main improvement areas. For the latter, it also includes a discussion on
main obstacles for achieving these improvements. These interviews are
conducted in a confidential 1:1 format, and contents are kept
confidential to the consultants.
Overall results of the interviews are prepared, using statistical and
graphical methods, and selectively shared at the beginning of the
management workshop. By doing so, we keep the privacy of the
individual statements, but can share key insights in a systematic manner.
The assessment on the status regarding “leading practices” is shared
during the workshop, but only after the participants have brought up
their individual points regarding strenghts, and improvement needs. This
approach facilitates the unbiased collection of ideas, but it helps to
identify the highlights and main action areas.
At the end of the BUSINESS CHECK management workshop, the results
are very similar to the HEALTH CHECK results, but much more profound,
and with a higher level of agreement and acceptance among the
Often it is possible to derive a specific project portfolio from this 2-day-