Benchmarking: Electric Utility

Electric Utility Benchmarking Association

The Electric Utility Benchmarking Association (EUBA™) is an association of electric utility companies that conducts benchmarking studies to identify the practices that improve the overall operations of the members.
EUBA™ Objectives
To conduct benchmarking studies of important business processes.
To create a cooperative environment where full understanding of the performance and enablers of "best in class" business processes can be obtained and shared at reasonable cost.
To use the efficiency of the consortium to obtain process performance data and related best practices from non-industry companies.
To support the use of benchmarking to facilitate process improvement and the achievement of total quality.

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EUBA™ Membership

The scope of EUBA™ membership includes those organizations that produce and/or distribute electricity as part of or in support of their core business(es). Company membership will be considered with respect to compliance with EUBA™ mission, goals and operating guidelines, as well as, qualification of the organization within the scope of membership. Participation in specific efforts will be optional and open only to members with costs shared by the participants. We reserve the right to review membership applications and to make the final decision whether or not to accept any application. Consulting firms are ineligible for membership.

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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.

Studies

Benchmarking is the sharing of performance and operational information to continuously compare activities among organizations to identify "Best Practices" and improve performance.

Benchmarking has proven to be the most valuable process for identifying performance improvement areas. The measurement of the best performing companies leads to the identification and implementation of "Best Practices".

The Benchmarking Network uses a proven study methodology that includes a dozen or more companies into a four to five month study cycle. Our process includes collecting measures of performance as well as the process information important to success. We then lead our sponsors to site visits at the "Best Practices" companies. This rapid turnaround minimizes cost while keeping the review at an appropriate level.

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Fasttrakk™

A Fasttrakk&#8482 study is a rapid methodology that drives at rapid results that are obtained from groups interviewed by telephone. Sponsors defines the survey questionnaire. Up to 15 process and measures questions. TBN administers to a defined group of comparable peer companies. Results are summarized and presented in the form of a database. The advantages are speed and cost. A smaller question set is ideal for rapid answers and opening the door to further investigation.


 

Training

The first step in any successful Benchmarking project is establishing an adequate foundation of understanding of the Benchmarking process as it is defined by corporations today. The Benchmarking Network provides general and customized courses in Benchmarking.

"Introduction to Benchmarking" is a two day course. Participants gain complete understanding of the concepts of Benchmarking through identification and analysis of "Real Life" case study examples.

The Benchmarking Network will facilitate this course at your location or at other locations throughout the world.

All courses and course materials can be customized and licensed for your company and industry.

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Research

The Benchmarking Network provides the necessary research support efforts in organizations engaged in Benchmarking activities. We provide basic research by:

  • Providing access to article databases on selected Benchmarking topics Conducting customized research on selected areas through the use of targeted surveys
  • Conducting telephone interviews with process owners
  • Our research is professionally summarized and presented to clients and participants in a form that key learnings can be derived with minimal effort.

 

Implementation Support

THE BENCHMARKING NETWORK supports study findings for its clients by:

  • Developing implementation proposals for client action;
  • Translating Benchmarking findings to support the clients' business process reengineering efforts; and
  • Monitoring changes over time.

The Benchmarking Network maintains its independence from the findings by not providing full-scale implementation services. The best practices we identify are based on the results of the study. The objective of our efforts is to provide the highest value findings, not to continue to sell additional services.