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benchmark

noun bookmark, critical point, crucial point, crux, essence, essential matter, fundamental part, gist, gravamen, heart, key point, linchpin, main point, material point, milestone, pivotal point, prime issue, salient point, substance, substantive point, turning point
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KING: Benchmarking is seeking a high standard of perfection, evaluating that standard, and applying it to an operation.
Benchmarking did not create new management problems, either by entrenching old practice patterns or intensifying turf battles.
There are several benchmarking methods, and each can be used to provide information for a specific topic of concern.
Only after you've established objectives and the criteria against which you're benchmarking can you pick your benchmarking system.