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Benchmarking best-practice performance measurement within companies

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Abstract:

A postal survey was conducted into the use of performance measurement in companies using total quality management. A total of 89 responses were obtained from 22 companies. The results from the analysis of the data show that even in companies using TQM, there is a gap between the factors of performance perceived by employees as being important, and the factors which are emphasized by their organizations. However, some of the key goals of TQM - customer service and satisfaction, and quality improvements - are among the highest rated factors in terms of both importance and emphasis.

Keywords: Benchmarking; Manufacturing Industry; Performance Measurement; Service Industries; Tqm; Utilities

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14635779510099248

Publication date: March 1, 1995

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