CILT - Benchmarking

  • Call for Interest

Welcome to the Benchmarking Forum

For many years benchmarking within logistics has been recognised as an important tool for both public and private sector organisations. The benchmarking process involves:

  • Gathering good quality and accurate data;
  • Measuring KPI performance against targets 
  • Using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure your performance;
  • Regularly comparing KPIs  internally and externally

The CILT benchmarking forum consists of many of the industry’s leading companies and has emerged as the Industry’s premier source on transport, logistics and operational performance metrics. Its focus is to employ careful analysis of Industry data to compare performance, examine Industry trends, answer critical business questions, and identify best practices. 

Why Join...

Joining will enable participants to

  • Explore best practice, thus develop new ideas and solutions
  • Share experiences of the best benchmarking tools and benchmarking software for rigorous analysis
  • Access to benchmarking experts, speakers, industry influencers and Benchmarking evaluations
  • Identifying and understanding differences in performance;
  • Reviewing progress and ensuring continual improvement.

The benefits of a successful benchmarking programme include:

  • Identification of areas to improve performance and save money;
  • Improvements in performance measurement processes;
  • Quantifiable improvements in performance, efficiency, quality and productivity

Useful Information Links


  • Logmark - CILT's Supply Chain Benchmarking - View here
  • Busmark - CILT's Bus & Coach Benchmarking - View here
  • Promark - IOM's Process & Production Benchmarking - View here
  • Winning Hearts & Minds - Joe Fogg - View here 

Sector Specific Resources

  • Logmark - CILT's Supply Chain Benchmarking - View here
  • Busmark - CILT's Bus & Coach Benchmarking - View here
  • Promark - IOM's Process & Production Benchmarking - View here
  • Automotive Benchmarking - Bruce Taylor - View here 
  • Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Case Studies - View here 

Reports and Presentations

Focus Articles

Transportation performance benchmarking - CILT Focus - View here


Benchmarking Outsourced Logistics – Vital Toolkits for Leading Manufacturers
Nov 2013 – Jaguar Land Rover Castle Bromwich Visitor Centre

  • Godsmark, Chairperson CILT O & P Forum - View here 
  • Kirsten Tisdale, Aricia - View here 
  • Aricia Logistics Buyers Tool Kit - View here 
  • Jonathan Kittow and Iain Cruwys, Simply Supply Chain - View here 

Performance Improvement through Benchmarking Event
20th September 2012

  • An Introduction to Benchmarking - Scott Hardy - View here 
  • Winning Hearts & Minds - Joe Fogg - View here 
  • Automotive Benchmarking - Bruce TaylorView here 
  • Transportation performance benchmarking - Focus August 2011View here
  • Transportation Performance Benchmarking - 11th May 2011 View here

Benchmarking Newsletters



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