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07 October 2019

Euro Press & Sinter Launch 2019 Benchmarking

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The EPMA Benchmarking programme for the European PM Industry is the process of identifying 'best practice' for companies in relation to the manufacture of PM products, including the processes by which those products are created and delivered. All information is externally verified and held in the strictest confidence.

The EPMA Benchmarking programme (available here) provides your company with an independent understanding and evaluation of its current position, in relation to the rest of the industry sector. The results from the benchmarking process will enable your company to identify  key areas for future performance improvement.

This free service, exclusive to EPMA Members, offers participants a confidential and competitive benchmarking process against similar companies. Indeed external Benchmarking is a requirement under both ISO 9001:2000 and ISO/TS 16949:2002.

The main benefits of undertaking the EPMA Benchmarking Programme are:

  • Specific to the PM Industry - real comparison to real companies in the same business sector.
  • Enables year-on-year patterns to be monitored and so will provide a solid basis from which to build improvement targets and strategies.
  • The programme may expose key competitive weaknesses in both product manufacture and/or delivery and so promotes operational excellence.
  • Helps to fulfill ISO 9001:2000 and ISO/TS 16949:2002 requirements and move towards gaining ISO accreditation.

Deadlines in Programme

  • Closing date for completed returns - 21 October 2019
  • Statistical analysis to contributors - Early November 2019

How the EPMA Benchmarking system operates.

The EPMA Benchmarking System has been specifically designed to be as user friendly as possible, while operating according to the needs and requirements of your company.

Based on initial systems developed by member companies in Spain and Germany the scheme has been proven over a number of years to ensure data consistency and quality. Therefore, by utilising a series of years of data, a good comparative picture against industry norms can be built up.

The system involves the entering of data onto a spreadsheet in response to a number of carefully selected questions, relating to both process and business issues.

Results are organised and returned to participating companies in a format (average and five quartile readings) that allows comparison against maximum, minimum and mean performance in each of the selected areas.

List of Participants

Participants will have the option of disclosing their names to other participants of the Benchmarking exercise (in their category only). Those who accept, will have the opportunity of identifying other participants who have agreed to disclose their names.

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