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Main Title: Benchmarking of industrial park infrastructures in Germany
Author(s): Festel, Gunter
Würmseher, Martin
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the operational performance of industrial park infrastructures in Germany to find first indications for cost saving potentials. Design/methodology/approach: Between 2006 and 2007, six chemical parks and chemical related industrial parks in Germany participated in a benchmarking study with focus on operation and maintenance of buildings, communication infrastructures and traffic infrastructures. Based on data analysis in combination with workshops, numerous key performance indicators were defined and calculated. Findings: To compare the different complexities of the analysed infrastructures, the most important key performance indicators were adjusted using correction factors defined and verified during the workshops. This made a discussion based on comparable and comprehensible figures possible which increased the acceptance and applicability of the benchmarking methodology. The benchmarking results showed large differences in performance levels, indicating that there are significant cost saving potentials in some industrial parks. Research limitations/implications: The comparability may remain limited due to the partly insufficient availability of data from the participants. Other limitations are due to the small number of investigated industrial parks and the focus of the benchmarking study on Germany. Originality/value: The developed benchmark and best practice methodology is well suited to evaluate best practice in the field of industrial park infrastructures. It is important for industrial parks to understand the individual performance level and to adapt best practice in all areas. Keywords Performance measurement, Benchmarking, Maintenance, Industrial parks, Chemical parks, Industrial areas
Issue Date: 2014
Date Available: 26-Oct-2017
DDC Class: 600 Technik, Technologie
Subject(s): performance measurement
industrial parks
chemical parks
industrial areas
Journal Title: Benchmarking: an international journal
Publisher: Emerald
Publisher Place: Bingley
Volume: 21
Issue: 6
Publisher DOI: 10.1108/bij-01-2013-0015
Page Start: 854
Page End: 883
ISSN: 1463-5771
Notes: Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.
This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
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