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The Benchmarking and Best Practices Guidebook provides an overview of the methods used by the U.S. Navy’s Benchmarking and Best Practices Center of Excellence (B2PCOE), managed by ACI Technologies, Inc., for determining the best manufacturing practices. The objective is to improve the level of competitiveness of the defense industry while increasing the affordability and performance of defense systems.

This publication will assist the reader in understanding the different types of benchmarking, as well as pitfalls and errors to avoid and how to remedy. The typical benchmarking model follows a four phase process of:  

  • Planning Phase (Plan)
  • Execution Phase (Do)
  • Implementation Phase (Act)
  • Monitor Phase (Track)

Table of Contents 

  • B2PCOE Mission and Objectives
  • What is Best Practice?
  • Why Share Best Practices?
  • Best Practice Survey Process
  • What is Benchmarking?
  • Benchmarking and Best Practice Survey Process
  • Referents in Benchmarking
  • Phases of B2P Methodology
  • Benchmarking Project Selection Criteria
  • Benchmarking Process 
  • Data Collection Plan 
  • Data Organization and Analysis
  • Data Analysis
  • Gap Analysis 
  • Implementation
  • Monitoring the Implementation
  • Team Development
  • Identify Benchmarking Partners
  • Glossary
  • References

Full color images and graphs are provided. 92 pages. Released October 2009.



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