Benchmarking is potentially the most powerful weapon in the corporate armoury. It is the technique that enabled Cummins Engine Company to slash delivery time from eight months to eight weeks, Lucas to reduce the number of shopfloor grades at one of its sites from 17 to four, and British Rail to cut cleaning time for a 660-seat train to just eight minutes. In other companies, order processing time has been brought down from weeks to days, engineering drawings output doubled and inventory cut by two-thirds.It is more useful that external benchmarking proceeds as a formal partnership where both sides are agreed on the purpose and schematic. The instance at Cummins Engine Company is a good example. Cummins Engine Company makesanbsp;...
|Title||:||Best Practice Benchmarking|
|Publisher||:||Gower Publishing, Ltd. - 1995-01-01|