This one is a technique that with that it is to discover what is what the leaders do or (of your enterprise sector or other different ones), and later it is to adapt that knowledge to our company (for its detractors, consists basically of to copy) Nevertheless, he is much more that. Memory that when I was young (not for so many years) there was the idea that the Japaneses copied. Nevertheless, which yes made Japan well after II the World war was to raise a country demolished and almost medieval in some aspects, turning it into the second economic power. For it, besides applying benchmarking, it contracted two specialists in quality North Americans, Deming and Juran, who taught aspects to them about the total quality, and adapted all this it to their way to make the things. And the result is that nowadays Japan is one of the leading countries in technology. To the Japaneses other Eastern dragoons happened to them, like South Korea, that nowadays or begins to be also sharpshooting, or Taiwan. The next one will be China, that still is in the stage of copying, but in some industries already it begins to blunt.
Besides this small review in scope international (del that would not badly come anything to us to take note in Spain, which we are not reference in almost anything), bechmarking can be applied in our companies of several ways: – Observing better practices than realises the competition (or, I repeat, companies of other sectors). – Obtaining this data through our employees – it approaches of other companies in which there are been or that knows by other means. – Of clients and suppliers (although it is necessary to have well-taken care of with this information, that due to the interests perhaps that can have she is not absolutely certain or exact). – Benchmarking can be realised cooperative, interchanging information on the best practices with companies than they are not competition our. – To compile the information in diverse sources, as it presses and magazines, Internet, fairs and exhibitions, et cetera. benchmarking also can be an interesting technique in a personal view, that is to say, like professionals we can have certain models of action in companions, met, famous people in certain scopes Observing and analyzing those facets that make them also emphasize in their fields of action it can learn much, and improve. For example, memory the case of a companion who was very good in the elaboration of information. And not only because he was fast, but it was very rare that it was mistaken, even handling to one grandsima amount of data.
The secret of its success was that before giving the report it realised a series of verifications and calculated a series of ratios to verify the .reasoning of the information. Something so simple or as complicated as that allowed to detect anomalies him, and thanks to it, to be almost infallible. And it is a technique that all that habitually we prepared information we can apply with relative facility, and great benefit. Original author and source of the article.