Benchmarking Toolkit

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Implement best practice strategies to gain/maintain competitive advantages, increase membership and program participation, Reduce Costs, and increase efficiency and quality through the use of Benchmarking, forecasting, weekly dashboards, and other Performance Monitoring techniques.

More Uses of the Benchmarking Toolkit:

  • Warrant that your team complies; results orientation and accountability takes accountability, identifies, executes and drive actions to consistently achieve desired results.

  • Maintain your organizations Benchmarking KPI Tracker which tracks supplier performance based on spend conversion, turnaround time, and overdue status.

  • Direct: teamwork and collaboration creates a climate that fosters commitment to a common vision and shared values that promote cooperation and working together through trust and support of others.

  • Ensure you undertake; lead Benchmarking and other initiatives to improve controls, make processes more efficient, effective, and/or reduce cycle time for SOX IT compliance.

  • Pilot: annual Benchmarking provides clients with a unique management tool to objectively assess performance against peers and quantify opportunities for improvement.

  • Ensure your team actively participates in Benchmarking to validate performance against peers and to actively pursue improvement opportunities.

  • Forecast and set quarterly goals with Sustainability Management once Benchmarking is complete, recommending short and long term goals for approval.

  • Control: proactively identify any performance issues and notify operational leadership with a plan for approaching and mitigating with the client leadership.

  • Manage compliance with applicable Regulatory Requirements regarding employee pay while staying up to date on current related legislation.

  • Make sure that your strategy applies Vendor Management best practices to the overall program, using external sources as Benchmarking, data, and processes to continually drive improvements linked to the overall Vendor Management overall strategy.

  • Manage: continuously improve and update analytical and Benchmarking tools and processes aimed at increasing international transparency and quality Decision Making.

  • Support the category team in holistically managing the business by connecting internal financials to external business performance indicators.

  • Be accountable for performing in depth analysis on your organizations risk model results using various quantitative tools as back testing, Benchmarking, sensitivity analysis.

  • Deliver a product vision that connects Customer Feedback, Performance Metrics, enterprise and technology strategy and competitive Benchmarking.

  • Help develop robust franchise financial plans to drive long term growth, profitability and market share gains while ensuring healthy inventory levels.

  • Ensure your enterprise develops suite of reporting and analysis tools to support key Business Operations as client Dashboard Development, Benchmarking metrics, and program performance reports.

  • Establish, develop, and maintains relationships with clients by providing support information, and guidance; researching and recommending new opportunities; recommending profit and service improvements.

  • Be certain that your venture defines and enforces broad, organization wide standards for the way new quality initiatives are scoped, designed and put into production.

  • Be certain that your enterprise identifies opportunities for improvement in process, structure and /or outcome and determines the appropriate Process Improvement Methodology.

  • Coordinate interdepartmental support concerning issues, implementations, System Design and testing of new system functionality to meet client requirements of the future.

  • Serve as an internal advisor utilizing Benchmarking, industry best practices, Market Trends and Human Capital research to build and execute effective performance and development programs for the business.

  • Collaborate with organization leadership to create and deliver a organizationwide inclusion program to create a greater sense of belonging and engagement.

  • Create relationships through networking by identifying opportunities to initiate introductions and maintaining relationships with internal and external individuals and organizations.

  • Employ a variety of test methodologies as Standard Usability Testing, Comparative Testing, Rapid Iterative Testing, Prototype Testing, Concept Validation, Benchmarking.

  • Ensure your business complies; Continuous Improvement establishes methods and utilizes specialized techniques to monitor and improve performance of Systems And Processes.

  • Support security compliance product and program initiatives, audits and Benchmarking of Security Policies against good practice and standards.

  • Identify, link, and analyze trends in KRIs and other findings reported to Risk Management and compare against Benchmarking of operational risks and loss data.

  • Stay abreast of financial industry developments and marketplace opportunities/challenges to inform strategy and contribute to Benchmarking.

  • Govern: development of a reproducible performance Benchmarking framework to track current and predicted quantitative accuracy, sensitivity, and precision.

  • Orchestrate: development of your core algorithm is guided by performance Benchmarking on real and simulated data (to forecast future performance and what if scenarios).


Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Benchmarking Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step Work Plans and maturity diagnostics for any Benchmarking related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Benchmarking specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Benchmarking Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a Data Driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 999 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Benchmarking improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. Will it solve real problems?

  2. What new services of functionality will be implemented next with Benchmarking?

  3. Do your employees have the opportunity to do what they do best everyday?

  4. How will Benchmarking decisions be made and monitored?

  5. Are required metrics defined, what are they?

  6. Why should people listen to you?

  7. How are training requirements identified?

  8. Are you taking your company in the direction of better and revenue or cheaper and cost?

  9. How will costs be allocated?

  10. How can you improve Benchmarking?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Benchmarking book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Benchmarking self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Benchmarking Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Benchmarking areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Benchmarking Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline Data Protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:


STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Benchmarking projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Benchmarking Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Benchmarking project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Cost Management Plan: Eac -estimate at completion, what is the total job expected to cost?

  2. Activity Cost Estimates: In which phase of the Acquisition Process cycle does source qualifications reside?

  3. Project Scope Statement: Will all Benchmarking project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Benchmarking project team have enough people to execute the Benchmarking project plan?

  5. Source Selection Criteria: What are the guidelines regarding award without considerations?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Are Corrective Actions taken when actual results are substantially different from detailed Benchmarking project plan (variances)?

  7. Initiating Process Group: During which stage of Risk planning are risks prioritized based on probability and impact?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Is your organization certified as a supplier, wholesaler, regular dealer, or manufacturer of corresponding products/supplies?

  9. Procurement Audit: Was a formal review of tenders received undertaken?

  10. Activity Cost Estimates: What procedures are put in place regarding bidding and cost comparisons, if any?

Step-by-step and complete Benchmarking Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Benchmarking project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Benchmarking project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Benchmarking project with this in-depth Benchmarking Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Benchmarking projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Benchmarking and put Process Design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Benchmarking investments work better.

This Benchmarking All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.