Newspaper Benchmarking

Our mission is to provide best practice management consulting services to companies in the newspaper industry. These services address the challenge that boards of directors and senior executives face in their daily operations, including matters of mission, governance, strategy development and implementation, organization structure, business process transformation and re-engineering, operational improvement, benchmarking, competitive analysis, post-merger integration, market entry and other benchmarking activities. The Benchmarking Network's services fill a growing need for new approaches in providing management counsel to board of directors and executive management industries experiencing rapid change. Benchmarking helps to identify the forces which shape unprecedented competitive, technological, social, regulatory, and political pressures. To help our clients achieve business and market success, TBN is committed to being the leader in Benchmarking Consultant services. We combine the analytical and other benchmarking capabilities of much larger consulting firms with the flexibility and efficiency only available in smaller ones. We maintain total dedication to, quite simply, being the best in what we do.

The Benchmarking Network consists of a group of skilled and mature general management consultants to companies in a variety of industries. We provide our clients with the proven ability to bring practical and actionable best practice solutions to difficult management concerns faced by senior managers. Our management consulting services address the challenges that senior executives and board members must face in their regulated and non-regulated operations. This includes matters of mission, governance, strategy development and implementation, organization structure, business process transformation and re-engineering, operational improvement, benchmarking, competitive analysis, post-merger integration, market analysis and strategy, and other benchmarking issues.

In concert with carefully chosen affiliates and joint venture partners, we are able to provide a wide range of additional specialized services to our clients, including onsite benchmarking training for the employees.

We combine a base of exceptionally experienced partners with an extensive and expert network of professional consultants and affiliated firms. Therefore, our clients receive the full capability of a large, diversified benchmarking consulting firm with the flexibility and cost-efficiency of a smaller one.

TBN serves a large number of clients, providing them with a unique blend of relevant experience, objective advice, creative ideas, and new management tools. Our client's interests are placed above all else as we partner with them and move successfully into an environment of increased competition and change.

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This service is provided by The Benchmarking Network, Inc., an international resource for business process research and metrics. We lead studies with over 140,000 process leaders in over 65 countries. We provide benchmarking training and research to individual companies, professional and trade associations, and industry and process based groups. Since 1992, our over 300 benchmarking studies have spanned virtually all processes and industries to identify measures and collect data.

Our Benchmarking Methodology

Creating Benchmarking databases to support benchmarking efforts including;

  • Organizing taxonomies of over 240 business processes used for analytic purposes
  • Creating over 600 study maps and guides to structure benchmarking efforts
  • Developing industry standard databases of performance measures
  • Gathering company responses to specific measures into databases
  • Administering databases of over 140,000 process owners categorized by industry and process interest
  • Leading individual companies in benchmarking efforts by;
  • Defining high payoff areas for research topics
  • Conducting short Fasttrakk™ surveys (typically 2-4 weeks) and long (site visit) benchmarking efforts typically 4-5 months
  • Facilitating project teams in benchmarking efforts
  • Attracting top companies to join efforts
  • Measuring performance
  • Performing Gap analysis
  • Leading site visits to best practice companies
  • Compiling results and making recommendations for action
  • Providing implementation services

Project Steps

TBN will meet with your project team to more closely define the project scope and intent to define specific areas to cover in each study. Each study will contain these major activities:

  • Detailed project definition;
  • Survey formulation;
  • Participant solicitation;
  • Data gathering;
  • Data tabulation and analysis;
  • Site visits;
  • Project meetings/Status updates;
  • Final report preparation; and
  • Final report meeting.