Improving Supply Chains & Sectors

There is good reason why benchmarking remains the #1 global management tool for improving performance: it has repeatedly been shown to drive performance and practice improvement in all sizes of enterprise. It boosts business performance in an unrivalled manner and when used to support entire supply chains or sectors, its' impact can be profound. As the saying goes, “A rising tide raises all boats”.

Our various business benchmarking modules can effectively support groups of businesses from the same industry, and even allow comparison at detailed sub-sector levels to enable benchmarking between very similar organisations. Additionally, a variety of sector specific modules have been created and deployed for numerous industries. These are available for use or, if something more specialised is required, we can help to design and programme a bespoke tool.

To illustrate the versatility of the service, the current Benchmark Index sector portfolio includes:

  • Automotive
  • Boatbuilding
  • Building Engineering
  • Construction
  • Farming
  • Manufacturing
  • Process Industries
  • Retail
  • Schools
  • Seafish Processing
  • Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure
  • Printing
  • Warehousing


It has also been used in the following thematic areas:

  • Brexit Preparedness
  • Business Processes
  • Business Relationships
  • Business Excellence
  • Covid-19 Response
  • Customer Service
  • Design
  • Exporting
  • Growth Enablers
  • Health & Safety
  • High Performing Workplaces
  • Innovation
  • International Trade
  • Leadership & Management
  • Marketing
  • People & Skills
  • Productivity
  • Scale Up
  • Social responsibility
  • Supply Chain
  • Sustainability