ADVENTURE Questionnaire

Please fill out the questionnaire, and press «SAVE» at the bottom of the page, when you are finished. Be aware: the questionnaire is anonymous, we use no sessions or cookies - when you leave the page while filling out the questionnaire, your progress is lost. 

Information about your Enterprise (Who are you?)

1. In which domain/area is your enterprise active? (e.g., manufacturing, assembly, part supplier)

2. How big is your enterprise?

a. Number of employees  
<10
10-50
50-100
100-500
>500
b. Yearly turnover  
<250K
250K-1M
1M-10M
10M-50M
>50M

3. How many product portfolios do you have (in addition give examples of primary portfolios)?

4. Do you have operations on multiple sites?

5. Within supply chains what tier do you operate at? (E.g. OEM, first tier, second tier...)

6. How would you rate the level of competitiveness of the market that your company operates in?

Very Low
Low
Average
High
Very high

7. What would you estimate is your market share?

%

8. How would you characterise the market your company operates in?

balanced (all companies same size/position)
unbalanced (big players that rule it)

9. What is your production model?

MakeToOrder
EngineerToOrder
MakeToStock

10. What is the average product lead time (from order to delivery)?

Collaboration

1. Do you collaborate with other enterprises to manufacture/produce your goods?

a. How often? 
All the time
Frequently
Sometimes
Never
b. What percentage of your operations is outsourced? 
%

2. Are you willing to collaborate with “new” partners?

No
Yes

3. Are you interested in finding “new” partners?

No
Yes

4. How do you currently find new partners?

Internet search
Business portal / directory
Networking organisations / events
They contact us
Other
If others, please specify 

5. Do you collaborate exclusively with a (small) fixed set of partners?

No
Yes, but not within the company.
Yes, within the company.

6. Give an example of a collaborative process you participate in

NoneLowAverageHighVery high
a. Rate the complexity of this process
b. Rate the changeability of this process
c. To what degree is software responsible for managing this process?
d. How long does the average collaborative execution/realization of a such a process take (single process instance)?  

7. Which platforms/tools (if any) do you use to manage this process?

a. In your opinion which features are missing/lacking in the following areas:  
i. automated data exchange 
ii. process monitoring 
b. Rate the overall performance of running these platform / tools  
Very low
Low
Average
High
Very high

9.Do you exchange information in an electronic way with your partners? If so what format is used?

None
Email
VOIP/Messaging
EDI
ERP integrated
Other
If others, please specify 

10. What does it mean/imply for you to collaborate with a new partner regarding

a. Rating 
b. Qualification process 
c. Legal issues 

11. What kind of (manufacturing) data are you willing to share with your partners / customers / suppliers?

Financial
Specifiacations / Standards
Production order status
Shipments status
Environmental
Quality
Other
If others, please specify 

12. Which kind of (manufacturing) data would you want from your partners / customers / suppliers?

Financial
Specifiacations / Standards
Production order status
Shipments status
Environmental
Quality
Other
If others, please specify 

13. What is your role within collaborations with other enterprises?

Broker
Partner
Supplier
Other
If others, please specify 

14. Do you request your suppliers (or are you requested) to follow DIN, EN, ISO or other standards?

No
Yes
a. If so, can you name at least one? 

15. How many suppliers/subcontractors/service providers do you have?

a. Total number of suppliers
b. Number of regional suppliers
c. Number of national suppliers
d. Number of international suppliers

16. What types of suppliers/subcontractors/service providers do you have? (What types of products/services do you purchase?)

17. How do you search for suppliers/subcontractors/service providers?

Personal contacts
Trade fairs
Tenders
Searching the web
Web siteDECIDE, Who ev
National eRegisries
International eRegistries
eMarketplace

18. Please specify: Where are your suppliers/subcontractors/service providers located?

% regional
% national
% in other EU countries
% in countries outside the EU

19. On which criteria is the decision to select a supplier/subcontractor/service provider based?

Prior relationships
Reliability of supplier
Trust
Quality of products/services
Price
Payment Terms
Shipment/delivery terms
After sales services
Other
If others, please specify 

20. Does your company use the Internet or other computer-mediated networks to purchase goods or services online?

No
Yes

21. How large a share of total purchases is conducted online?

%

22. re online purchases mainly from regional, national, European or global suppliers?

% regional
% national
% in other EU countries
% in countries outside the EU

23. Does your company currently support the selection of suppliers or procurement processes by specific IT solutions?

No
Yes

IT systems

1. Which of the IT systems/services does your company use when doing business?

External eMail (i.e. to contact others outside your company)
Web browser
Program that supports sales activities
Program that supports procurement activities
Program that supports accounting activities
Program that supports production activities
Office programs (e.g. MS Word, Excel…)
ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)
CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
SCM (Supply Chain Management)
Others
If others, please specify 

What do you think about a platform such as ADVENTURE

1. Is your understanding of the ADVENTURE platform clear in terms of its function and application?

No
Yes

2. To what degree does ADVENTURE address your business/organizational needs?

Not at all
A little bit
Average
Good
Completely

3. Do you need to quickly adapt your Manufacturing/Business Processes?

No
Yes

4. Indicate how much impact each of the following factors have on production efficiency in your company/organization:

NoneLowAverageHighVery high
Materials Cost
Production/Delivery time
Carbon footprint
Production / Resource Capacity
Maintenance

5. Are you willing to store data in the Cloud?

Private Cloud (your own hosted solution)
Public Cloud (Dropbox)
Hybrid (Bitcasa)
No
Very LowLowAverageHighVery high
6.How important is it for your enterprise to be able to simulate a manufacturing process?
7.How important is enterprise IT security (including between suppliers and customers) to your company/organization?
8. How effective/ is your current company/organization current enterprise IT security?
9. To what extent do you monitor your supply chain activity?
10. How important is monitoring the whole supply chain to your company/organization?
11. The ADVENTURE processes ensure that communication is only happening between defined partners and includes only defined data - To what degree would this improve your current security?
12. To what degree do you think ADVENTURE would help you meet your needs in monitoring supply chain?

13. Do you need a platform such as ADVENTURE

No
Yes

14. Please rate to what degree ADVENTURE would improve/facilitate your business in the following areas:

NoneLowAverageHighVery high
Finance management
Order management
Delivery management
Production Scheduling
Collaboration
Product development/design
Procurement
Partner / Supplier selection

15. If you think ADVENTURE as a whole isn't useful to your company, which features or concepts might you want to reuse?

Partner Finding
Manufacturing Process Optimization
ICT Integration
Holistic Monitoring
Dynamic Adaptation

16. Would you be willing to pay for using a platform such as ADVENTURE?

No
Yes
If so approximately how much money is it worth for your enterprise? 

17. Which pricing model is most attractive?

Annual License
Monthly Subscription
Pay-as-you-go

18. Would you pay for a Support service?

No
Yes
If so approximately how much? 

19. Would your company join a crowd-funding initiative to fund the needed open issues in ADVENTURE (like working out legal contracts management in the platform)?

No
Yes

20. Do you have the in house capability to implement ADVENTURE

No
Yes
If not would you know where to source the services required to do so?  
No
Yes

21. What would be the largest technical or political barriers to implementing ADVENTURE in you company/organization?

22. What would be the largest technical or political barriers to implementing ADVENTURE with companies in existing supply chains?

23. What would decision makers in your organisation need to see to in order to consider adopting ADVENTURE?

24. Would you recommend a platform such as ADVENTURE to your

NoYes
Partners
Customers

Information about Interview partner

1. What is your current position?

2. Are you directly involved in modelling/creating manufacturing processes/workflows?

No
Yes

3. Are you involved in managing/adapting your enterprises’ processes?

No
Yes

4. Are you involved in the decision making for adopting new platforms/tools?

No
Yes