This study aims to identify the factors that have an influence on the success of benchmarking projects, and finds that listed South Aftican manufacturing companies achieve a high degree of success with their benchmarking projects. The key success factors are a cost-benefit analysis and the formulation of an implementation plan during the planning stage of the process. Other factors include limitation of the scope and length of the project, an optimum number of four partners, the selection of partners of similar size and the inclusion of partners from other industries. It was also found that the compliance with a code of conduct by all the partners and the consideration of ethical and legal aspects
are essential elements of success.
Ramotsedisi, M.M.; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering(University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2011)
A basic proposition is that benchmarking is a tool or trigger for
continuous improvement and that the only reason to undertake
benchmarking is to improve upon existing performance in an
objective manner (McNair, 1992). ...
The aim of the current study was to compare the behavioural patterns of top achievers from diverse work environments, as measured by the Shadowmatch worksheet. The study set out to explore the possibility of similarity ...
Gloeck, Juergen D. (Juergen Dieter), 1956-(Southern African Institute of Government Auditors, 2008)
Seven years ago, the Southern African Institute of Government
Auditors (SAIGA) introduced a series of important awards in the
public sector to recognize the pursuit of excellence in annual
reports published by all ...