Lean Manufacturing - Determining Voice of the Customer

SKU: C-1105Duration: 18 Minutes

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Course Details

Specs

Training Time: 18 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop, Tablet, Phone

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

The Voice of the Customer (VoC) is a term used in business to describe customer's expectations and requirements. It can also represent customer's feedback about their experiences with, and expectations of, a rendered product or service. Others define it as the statement made by the customer about a product or service. This course discusses the importance of the Voice of the Customer to a business's success and describes how to anticipate and meet customer needs and requirements once this data is captured.

Learning Objectives

  • Define Voice of the Customer (VoC) and its importance to companies
  • List the benefits of satisfying VoC
  • Describe how to discern customer wants from needs to help focus improvement efforts
  • Describe the ways VoC can be captured, and how to use that data when making business decisions

Key Questions

The following key questions are answered in this module:

What is the definition of Voice of the Customer?
The Voice of the Customer (VoC) is a term used in business to describe customer's expectations and requirements. It can also represent customer's feedback about their experiences with, and expectations of, a rendered product or service. It may also be defined as a statement made by the customer about a product or service.

What are some of the ways to capture VoC?
The Voice of the Customer can be captured in a variety of ways, which can be classified into reactive methods or proactive methods. Reactive methods, or customer-initiated feedback, may come in the form of complaints, returns, or requests for credit. Proactive methods, or company requested feedback, include direct discussions or interviews, surveys, product launch meetings, documented customer specifications, or direct observation of customer response.

How do you discern customer wants from customer needs to help focus improvement efforts?
An expectation is the customer's desired response, given a product or service. They might just be wants or preferences. A requirement, on the other hand, is an attribute of the product or service that will fulfill the need of a customer. Requirements are the "must-have" attributes of a product or service.

What are some ways companies can acknowledge and incorporate customer feedback?
For a VoC program to be successful, companies need to be willing to provide opportunities for customers to leave feedback. They need to listen to, and act on customer feedback, ensuring customers know they are being heard. They also need to analyze the results to ensure actions are on track.

What are the benefits of satisfying VoC?
Implementation of effective VoC programs can improve customer satisfaction, which, in the end, improves a company's profits. Companies that maintain a VoC program usually experience high revenue gains compared to those that do not incorporate a VoC program into their business. Bringing in the voice of the customer to fuel innovation in an organization helps to solidify a competitive advantage.

Sample Video Transcript

Below is a transcript of the video sample provided for this module:

The Voice of the Customer relates to customer requirements and feedback so that companies can take action to provide customers with high-quality products and services. Businesses must understand that customer feedback is essential to helping them improve the products or services they provide. Implementation of effective VoC programs can improve customer satisfaction, which, in the end, improves a company’s profits. Companies that maintain a VoC program usually experience high revenue gains compared to those that do not incorporate a VoC program into their business. Bringing in the voice of the customer to fuel innovation in an organization helps to solidify a competitive advantage. An effective VoC program allows the use of structured mechanisms to “listen” to customers so that companies can act on the information customers provide. If businesses don’t understand their customers, it makes it nearly impossible to meet customer expectations and therefore difficult to improve a company’s performance. The bottom line is that VoC programs can have a direct impact on the business. Another reason why VoC is important to companies is that it helps eliminate marketing risks. Capturing VoC and immediately acting on it can save a business from developing a bad reputation that can impact profitability. Customer feedback is used to learn about what people like, and dislike about the business. It can help identify what products or services they want to see more of, allowing identification of new opportunities. This helps companies to plan new developments and have successful launches. By bringing VoC into a company, and acting on the feedback, companies can expect: • Increased revenue • Improved processes • Reduced costs • A customer-centered culture
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