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Benchmarking is the process of comparing one's business processes and performance metrics to industry bests and/or best practices from other industries. Dimensions typically measured are quality, time and cost. In the process of benchmarking, management identifies the best firms in their industry, or in another industry where similar processes exist, and compare the results and processes of those studied (the "targets") to one's own results and processes. In this way, they learn how well the targets perform and, more importantly, the business processes that explain why these firms are successful.

From Wikipedia.

This self-assessment spread sheet will enable you to rate your performance in 11 areas of your operations, and compare that performance against that of a world class organisation, so you can evaluate your potential to improve company performance. There are 10 questions in each area for you to rate.


First Developed in 2004 by the B2B Manufacturing Centre for NDI (Northern Defence Initiative)

Generic “World Class” Profiles drawn from IBM/Cranfield/DTI Made in Europe Benchmarking (Eventually became PROBE)

Developed With Two Aims

To establish a gap analysis

To identify the vital improvements needed to enable you to gain Full Potential in a focused structure

The output will give you specific recommendations on where you need to focus your limited resources to achieve the most effective improvements across all of the business.  It is designed to separate out rogue functions from the incremental department improvements, to help bring the whole company up to the same level of performance. It will help identify weak links in your internal supply chain, helping you to know where your focus needs directing.