Three years ago MetalCraft Marine used PROBE as a way to understand and evaluate the business’ sustainability.
Fratelli Carli, a major player in the olive oil sector uses PROBE to benchmark their sustainability and that of their supply chain.
Through an aggregated analysis of over 800 PROBE surveys QMI Solutions Ltd have published an insightful article highlighting manufacturing performance over a 10 year period.
A recent report from the UNIDO SPX in South Africa shows how providing business support services, including PROBE, is having a significant impact on localisation.
“Made in Ireland 4: The 1,000 Benchmark Report”, the latest report on the competitiveness of Irish Companies, has been published by Enterprise Ireland.
Article on successful collaboration with SASSDA and UNIDO SPX Benchmarking Tool
Jim Highnam is Managing Director of Blackmore Vale (BV) Dairy in Shaftesbury, Dorset. Jim is a member of the Dairy UK Strategy Committee and after an initial approach from Dairy UK, Policy Director Peter Dawson, took a cross functional and multi level BV Dairy team of six through the Dairy PROBE process in September 2006 and shares his experiences below. “In the lead up to the benchmarking exercise we had…
The Cereals Industry Forum is a good example of the many ‘change agencies’ worldwide that use PROBE best practice benchmarking tools, through licensing or project arrangements, to help a particular community of businesses to develop and to improve their performance. For the CIF, the ‘community’ in question consists of businesses in the UK’s cereals sector – the ‘grain chain’. Chris Barnes, CIF Manager, tells the story of the Cereals Industry…
The PROBE for Irish Fish Processors project was commissioned jointly by Enterprise Ireland and BIM (Bord Iascaigh Mhara – the Irish Sea Fisheries Board). The objective of the Irish Fish Processors project was to use tools and techniques widely employed in other industries to help improve the efficiency of the sector. This project used the established PROBE best practice benchmarking framework diagnostic, to achieve this aim. The rationale behind the…