Benchmarking is a vital part of establishing improvement opportunities within any business, and can help to identify the key steps to deliver the improvement.

Our measured approach examines each individual business function – from planning, production control, engineering and the effectiveness of the improvement cycle, to labour control, new product development, technical, hygiene and purchasing.

Some functions will be operating near to world-class standards, some will have plans in place to achieve this level, and others may be out of control and require rapid turnaround. Using comparisons to similar businesses in the same sector, our two-day benchmarking programme involves working alongside management and shopfloor teams to assess the performance of each department. This process highlights strengths and weaknesses and identifies the greatest opportunities for improvement.