BPEX Lean Self-Assessment Short Description:
See how your business operation compares to Lean Best Practices. Set priorities.
BPEX Lean Self-Assessment Long Description:
Lean SAGE™ is a collection of linked files in MS Excel 2007 format. All questions and issues comprising the Lean Assessment are contained in one file, with 20 uniquely-named copies provided for later integration and analysis. Blank template files can be distributed easily via email, and the completed response files collected similarly. The main Data Analyzer file assimilates all responses (as desired by the Administrator). It performs all calculations, generates all charts, and presents results of analysis and interpretation all within that single main file.
The assessment process can be conducted locally, remotely, or in combination. No server or Web connection is necessary (except for transmission of files back and forth, or as may be desired during group review of findings).
In addition to the quantitative and objective findings that emerge, use of the product strongly promotes essential discovery, discussion, communication, and shared understanding — all of which are crucial to an organization looking to maximize performance and optimize resources.
Why should someone buy it?
It provides much of the insight and analysis that is typically included in a 1/2-day to 2-day ($3,000+) professional engagement for conducting a Lean Assessment, at only a small fraction of the cost. It can be used at the convenience of the customer, with no outside expertise necessary. The process later can be repeated and refined, if desired.
The product is based upon long-established considerations and principles of Lean, as applicable not only to manufacturing but other types of business operations as well. It draws upon years of professional expertise in analyzing and interpreting results. And it fosters essential discussion and communication so vital for reaching shared understanding of circumstances and priorities.
(File download in ZIP format. Requires MS Excel 2007.)