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Benchmarking is a systematic tool that allows a company to determine whether its performance of organisational processes and activities represent the best practices.
Benchmarking models are used to determine how well a business unit, division, organisation or corporation is performing compared with other similar organisations.
A benchmark is a point of reference for a measurement. The term 'benchmark' presumably originates from the practice of making dimensional height measurements of an object on a workbench using a gradual scale or similar
The term 'benchmark' presumably originates from the practice of making dimensional height measurements of an object on a workbench using a gradual scale or similar tool and using the surface of the workbench as the origin for the measurements.
Traditionally, performance measures are compared with previous measures from the same organisation at different times. Although this can be a good indication of the speed of improvement within the organisation, it could be that although the organisation is improving, the competition is improving faster...
FIVE TYPES OF BENCHMARKING
- Internal benchmarking (benchmark within a corporation, for example between business units)
- Competitive benchmarking (benchmark performance or processes with competitors)
- Functional benchmarking (benchmark similar processes within an industry)
- Generic benchmarking (comparing operations between unrelated industries)
- Collaborative benchmarking (carried out collaboratively by groups of companies (e.g. subsidiaries of a multinational in different countries or an industry organisation).
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) produce a range of 'Topic Gateways' which are intended as a refresher or introduction to topics of interest to their members and others involved in the practical application of finance within organisations.
This Topic Gateway explains the concept of benchmarking.
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