1. Introduction

The Build4Scale™ self-assessment will help you rate your own knowledge of manufacturing and design, as well as determine your manufacturing readiness level, in order to identify the specific Build4Scale training modules and resources that will help you develop and manufacture your hardware technology.

Each question in the self-assessment reflects a corresponding location in the Build4Scale training materials covering the same topic areas. Use this system to assess your knowledge and how it progresses over time.

Step #1: Complete each question. If you have trouble completing a question, just give it a low score. Later, you can take the assessment again and will likely have a better idea of how to answer.

Step #2: If you would like more information on any concept, consider going straight to the Build4Scale training. Relevant training modules are noted in brackets under each question.

Step #3: Note your score, which helps indicate your level of manufacturing readiness, on the final results page of the survey. Consider saving your score for comparison later if you take the self-assessment again after more training.

 

* 1. Questions 1 through 6: A manufacturing plan supports your company's desired product, services, and overall brand positioning in the market.

How confident are you in your understanding of your customer's needs?

(If you answer anything less than "moderately confident" to any of these questions, please stop, read the introduction to the Build4Scale training, and seek assistance before proceeding. You must have a clear idea of your market position before you can effectively move to manufacturing and commercialization.)

* 2. How confident are you in your understanding of market size?

* 3. How confident are you in your understanding of the competition or alternative to your product?

* 4. How confident are you in your understanding of the customer buying process/distribution?

* 5. How confident are you in your understanding of partnerships with suppliers?

* 6. How confident are you in your understanding of regulations and certifications?

* 7. Rate your confidence in how prepared you are to address the cost effectiveness of your product.

(Questions 7-14 represent the key areas represented in the Build4Scale program. See course introduction.)

* 8. Rate your confidence in how prepared you are to address the manufacturing design of your product.

(Questions 7-14 represent the key areas represented in the Build4Scale program. See course introduction.)

* 9. Rate your confidence in your understanding of the manufacturing process for your business.

(Questions 7-14 represent the key areas represented in the Build4Scale program. See course introduction.)

* 10. Rate your confidence how prepared you are to assess the testing and validation of your product.

(Questions 7-14 represent the key areas represented in the Build4Scale program. See course introduction.)

* 11. Rate your confidence in planning for the supply and distribution of your product.

(Questions 7-14 represent the key areas represented in the Build4Scale program. See course introduction.)

* 12. Rate your confidence in your understanding of the changes required to scale up your business.

(Questions 7-14 represent the key areas represented in the Build4Scale program. See course introduction.)

* 13. Rate your confidence in sustaining the quality of your product.

(Questions 7-14 represent the key areas represented in the Build4Scale program. See course introduction.)

* 14. Rate your confidence in your understanding of funding alternatives for your business.

(Questions 7-14 represent the key areas represented in the Build4Scale program. See course introduction.)

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