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Consortial Benchmarks of the FIR - Companies learn from Companies

Project Procedure

Procedure and Timing


Project Procedure of Consortial Benchmarkings [Graphics: FIR]
Project Procedure of Consortial Benchmarkings [Graphics: FIR]

Kick-off meeting / Nov 20th 2013

  • First meeting of the members of the consortium
  • Definition of the central topics of the benchmark study and target branches

Screening phase

  • Europe-wide benchmark study
  • Telephone interviews and pre-selection of potential "Successful Practice Companies"
  • Creation of approx. ten anonymous case studies

Review  meeting / Apr. 2nd 2014

  • Presentation of the results of the benchmark study and its analysis
  • Presentation of ten case studies
  • Selection of five companies based on the presented case studies

Company visits

  • Five company visits by the members of the consortium

Concluding conference / Sept. 3rd 2014

  • Summary of the results
  • Analysis of the benchmark study
  • Company visits
  • Awarding of the Successful Practice Companies

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  • Progress of the CBM:
    1 2 3 4 5
    1: Kick-off meeting 
    2: Screening phase 
    3: Review meeting 
    4: Company visits 
    5: Concluding conference 
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