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.
Mouton, D.M.; Claasen, S.J. (Schalk Johannes)(Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2002)
Most new generation organisations have management models and processes for measuring
and managing organisational performance. However, the application of these models and the
direction the company needs to take are not ...
Willemse, Elias J.; Joubert, Johan W.(Elsevier, 2016-07)
In this article we present benchmark datasets for the Mixed Capacitated Arc Routing Problem under Time restrictions with Intermediate Facilities (MCARPTIF). The problem is a generalisation of the Capacitated Arc Routing ...
Bhoodram, Pravesh Amichund(University of Pretoria, 2010-10-09)
In the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), as the role of workers in the workplace changed after demilitarisation in 1996, the needs of the employees also changed. The changing work environment placed different ...