Benchmarking is an important first step in identifying performance gaps and prioritizing improvement initiatives. Benchmark studies provide fact-based results and highlight best-in-class performance. Accel leverages a propriety database and its partner relationships to perform benchmark studies of operational performance, including measures of cost, quality, service, flexibility, productivity and effectiveness. Accel assists clients to define comparison populations, gather relevant data, interpret the benchmark results and present a summary report. The final result of our benchmarking projects is a powerful front-end performance baseline that enables companies to identify operations strengths and understand notable gaps. Most importantly, Accel's benchmarking services offer a valid basis for creating leadership targets in highly competitive markets.