The CAR+ Program

Continuous Improvement Simulation

The CAR+ Simulation teaches participants basic business skills by focusing on how to continuously improve by using the operational processes of a large-scale manufacturing business.

By thinking hard about the business inputs of staff, time, resources, information, and processes, participants gain an understanding of how to identify opportunities for improvement within the business. They gain a dramatic appreciation for the relationship between quality, volume, and cost inside a classic business operational structure.

CAR+ puts participants in an immersive and competitive environment that gives them a front-row seat to the stresses and complexities of running & operating every aspect of a business.

Participants learn the importance of financial tools to analyze profit and loss and institute cost saving measures, as well as:

The planning of efficient production

Participants will see and experience the result and repercussions of planning and efficiency

The application of limited resources

Participants will learn how to apply both human and capital resources in order to accomplish business goals

The concept of benchmarking

Participants will learn the proper measurement of performance and how performance affects a business

An understanding of causality

Participants experience the relationship between decisions made, and outcomes realized

How This Helps Your Workplace

Having completed the simulation, participants are able to translate the learning to the challenges faced by the business. Participants are able to:

  • Pinpoint which Key Business Driver–if focused upon–is likely to produce the greatest increase in profitability
  • Identify which input they are to acquire more of–or use better–that will produce the most value in pursuit of improvement objectives regarding Quality, Volume or Cost
  • Better understand the impact that input, behavior, and performance have on the bottom line

Real life business challenges in a safe environment.

Participants and management will inevitably discover things about their behavior under stress and their innate abilities, all cultivated in a safe and supportive learning environment. Participants will have an intense–yet engaging–experience whose impact goes beyond just learning, and into self discovery.

Teams typically have 7-10 members each, and a workshop can be up to 120 people. Participants of all disciplines can participate. The program can be run in 1 full day or 2 half day sessions.