After 20 years of serving the international cement industry with benchmarking surveys Whitehopleman’s benchmarking services are evolving and expanding. Those cement companies who wish to continue having a annual benchmarking comparison across all major aspects of their cement factory operation will be able to do so.
Those who wish to have detailed, in-depth benchmarking of particular aspects, and only those aspects, of their cement factory operation will also be able to select that. Those detailed, in-depth aspects of their cement factory operation might relate to:-
– Energy efficiency
– Equipment productivity
– Manpower organisation & productivity
– Environmental performance & emissions
– Product quality and quality control
In this way Whitehopleman aims to assist cement company management with focused, targeted, benchmarking services, allowing today’s cement factory performance improvement objectives to be met. The key questions when considering which of the Whitehopleman benchmarking services best suits your requirements are as follows:
– What are your objectives in benchmarking your cement factory operation?
– Or are your requirements much more specific?
– Comparison of key performance indicators across different aspects of cement factory operation?
– Demonstration of the effectiveness of your operations for annual reports, regulatory bodies and investors?
– Setting broad performance improvement targets in the short, medium and long-term?
– Tracking the progress of broad performance improvement efforts from year-to-year?
Key Performance Benchmarking
Whitehopleman have been providing benchmarking services and surveys for the worldwide cement industry for more than 10 years. Cement companies from all continents and most countries of the world have availed themselves of these services. During that time a database has been established with performance statistics from more than 350 cement factories of all cement manufacturing processes and with equipment from all the world’s major equipment suppliers.
Cement companies have used this benchmarking to obtain an independent comparison of their performance across six major aspects of cement factory operation: safety, manpower productivity, energy efficiency, equipment productivity, equipment reliability and co-processing. Areas where performance can be improved have been identified and realistic improvement targets have been able to be set. A number of cement companies have demonstrated year-on-year success with these performance improvement efforts.
After 10 years of serving the international cement industry in this way Whitehopleman benchmarking services continue to evolve. Those cement companies who wish to continue having a annual benchmarking comparison across all six aspects of their cement factory operation will be able to do so. Those who wish to compare a single, a few, or any combination of these aspects will also be able to do so. These comparisons will be available at any time of the year, as and when required by the particular cement company. The Whitehopleman cement industry performance benchmarking database will continue to expand and comparisons against that database for any aspect of cement factory performance will be made available at any time.
A need to focus exclusively on particular aspects of your cement factory operation? A more detailed measurement and comparison of those particular aspects of your cement factory operation? Understanding of the underlying reasons for particular performance levels of individual equipment items? Identifying the options for short, medium or long-term performance improvement?
Bespoke Benchmarking provides in-depth assessments of particular aspects of cement factory operation. Cement companies can select and benchmark only the areas of performance which are their immediate priority.
These in-depth benchmarking comparisons are available in the areas of:
– Energy efficiency
– Equipment productivity
– Manpower organisation and productivity
– Environmental performance and emissions
– Quality and quality control
Further customisation by benchmarking sub-topics within these broad performance areas is also available.
The advantage of bespoke benchmarking is that it provides the equivalent of a selection of mini technical audits and comparisons, designed to be tailored to a factory’s specific needs. Cement companies can choose the modules or part modules where they want to focus their improvement efforts, (or cost cutting initiatives).