HOW WE WORK: QUICK SCAN
IN-NOVA’S QUICK SCAN
creates insights into
necessary action fields,
provides a set of solutions,
and leads to an assessment
of the improvement
potentials. This results into a
higher level of commitment
towards the actions derived
The QUICK SCAN delivers an actionable program for improvement
The IN-NOVA QUICK SCAN is a 2-3 weeks engagement which allows to
generate a systematic overview, but also selective deep-dives on identified
key issue areas.
It consists of interviews, selective, focused process analysis, quantitative
analysis, and a high-level IT performance analysis.
Interviews are conducted using the IN-NOVA Focus Interview technique,
but here with a wider range of participants, if possible, also involving more
operational levels. Topics and analysis of results is similar to the BUSINESS
CHECK. But here, the interviews section is used to gain a deeper
understanding of the market, and especially regarding shifts and changes
in the market, and future requirements.
In the process analysis, the objective is to identify areas of non-
performance, and also to generate insights on the root causes behind
these performance problems. These interactive sessions are conducted with
a team, composed of various functions along the supply chain, or involved
with it. Ideally 6-8 participants, all with a good experience in the
organization. The typical agenda will see the construction of the main
process steps, the evaluation of strenths and improvement needs, and a
joint assessment of key action areas.
In the QUICK SCAN we focus on two main processes, the order execution,
and the new product introduction process. By analyzing these processes,
we usually come across 80% of the key issues of the company. Other issues
might reside in other areas, but are often also mentioned as side-strings of
the discussions. As a resutl, we have a very good overview on collaboration,
synchronization, and the level of excellence in each of the three value
chain excellence dimensions.
The quantitative analysis is similar to the BUSINESS CHECK, but it goes in
more detail, and also looks at additional topics like supplier and material
complexity. A special focus area is the delivery intensity to customers as well
as from suppliers, which generates valuable insights into current customer
management practices. Another additional element is the check of
inventory levels along the supply chain in a specific way, developed by IN-
A systematic view on the current IT applications, their sophistication and
completeness levels, and the data quality in the systems is a key element of
the QUICK SCAN. And, of course, a user check regarding the suitability and
completeness of the used solutions, but also an assessment of user
capabilities regarding the functional knowledge of the tools, and the
understanding of the impact of own actions on the entire supply chain.
All these insights are then casted into a comprehensive perspective on
improvement needs of the company’s supply chain, and the embedding
value chain. Focus is to understand the performance in the three
excellence dimensions, the level of collaboration and synchronization, the
quality and speed of the supporting IT-Enablers, and also individual,
targeted improvement areas.
For this summary assessment, a set of leading practices is applied in a
systematic way to generate individual profiles of improvement needs. These
are mapped to the current and future market requirements, and also to the
current, and the required, supply chain maturity.
As a result, the final presentation will show a systematic, actionable list of
key issues and related solution types which all serve to enhance supply
chain performance significantly. Due to the intensity of work, and the
variety and significance of results, typically a phase follows afterwards to
work with management on a prioritization, and the appropriate way