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  • v. Present participle of benchmark.


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  • The problem with benchmarking is that nothing but continuous improvement (except maybe spectacular results) satisfies very much.

    The Curse of Great Expectations

  • Just look at executive pay; long-term benchmarking has driven remuneration up across the board.

    Home - Financial News Online

  • In supply management, the word benchmarking actually refers to the process of comparing yourself to the best, learning and then improving -- continuously.

    Purchasing - Top Stories

  • This is called benchmarking, and it’s an important aspect of preparation.

    Managing Strategic Relationships

  • And they've created this LEED standard, [for rating how energy efficient and green a building is] which is benchmarking, which is a good thing to do because most people need checklists.

    William McDonough On Cradle-To-Cradle Design

  • Interesting data point is how many people freak out at the idea of benchmarking government spending and comparing it to private sector growth.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » California’s Woes and Prop 13

  • The Department of Commerce identified these industries through a process called benchmarking, which compares the actual share of federal procurement by small disadvantaged firms to the share that would be expected in the absence of discrimination.

    Statement By The President On Federal Procurement

  • Direct comparison of performance called benchmarking between a company and others with similar operations can be invaluable.

    Profiting From Innovation

  • When you embark on external benchmarking, that is an important question to ask, otherwise it becomes difficult to compare across operations.

    ThePigSite - Global Pig Industry News Feeds

  • An early result of the benchmarking was a new business process model (see graphic below) that was based around five core processes-customer management, product development, order acquisition, order fulfillment, and post-delivery support.

    Purchasing - Top Stories


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