The CAR Program

Learn Critical Business Drivers

By thinking hard about the critical 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.

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.

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

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

No one gets to hide in a team business workshop.

Participants 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 fun–experience whose impact goes beyond just learning, and into self discovery. Students come away with many important experiences.


Key Learnings:

  • Business drivers: quality, volume and cost
  • How changing these drivers affects profitability
  • Benchmarking
  • Understanding of critical business drivers: staff, time, resources, information and processes and the how to manage constraints
  • How these drivers can be used to identify shortcomings and opportunities for improvement within a business

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 4 hours in a single session.