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Benchmarking: The key to developing competitive advantage in mature markets

Timothy R. Furey (Vice President of Michael M. Kaiser Associates, a management consulting firm based in Arlington, Virginia)

Planning Review

ISSN: 0094-064X

Article publication date: 1 May 1987

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Abstract

Many U. S. businesses face slower economic growth, increased foreign competition, and customers who are increasingly sensitive to price. As a result, a brilliant strategy is no longer enough to guarantee marketing success. Rather, U.S. corporations are increasingly focusing on developing an operational competitive advantage in R&D manufacturing, sales, and marketing. In response to this challenge, strategic planners at such corporations as Xerox, Ford, and GTE have begun to introduce a new planning tool called “benchmarking.”

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Furey, T.R. (1987), "Benchmarking: The key to developing competitive advantage in mature markets", Planning Review, Vol. 15 No. 5, pp. 30-32. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb054202

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