Best practice benchmarking: delivering the goods?

Holloway, J.; Francis, G.; Hinton, M. and Mayle, D. (1998). Best practice benchmarking: delivering the goods? Total Quality Management, 9(4/5) pp. 121–125.



Provides an overview of results achieved so far into research into the processes of benchmarking by the Open University, and reports on a survey showing levels of benchmarking activity and its distribution amongst different industry sectors; presents their reasons for carrying out benchmarking, and summarizes the perceived benefits. Relates benchmarking to other quality management practices, and suggests there is a need to place more emphasis on the processes people are undertaking during a benchmarking exercise.

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