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Best practices in the food and drinks industry

Best practices in the food and drinks industry

Mann, Robin, Adebanjo, Oludotun ORCID: 0000-0003-4845-9411 and Kehoe, Dennis (1999) Best practices in the food and drinks industry. British Food Journal, 101 (3). pp. 238-254. ISSN 0007-070X (doi:

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In June 1996, Leatherhead Food Research Association launched the “Food and Drinks Industry Benchmarking and Self-Assessment Initiative” with the support of the Department of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. As part of this initiative, nine food companies that excel in terms of the European Business Excellence Model were selected for visits. This paper reports on the best practices used by these companies in terms of the results they have achieved (in people satisfaction, customer satisfaction, impact on society and business results) and the way in which they have achieved them (through effective leadership, people management, policy and strategy, process management and resource management). For the food industry to move forward, it needs to take on board the best practices shown in this report. In particular, more food companies should consider using self-assessment as a method for identifying improvement opportunities and assessing their progress towards business excellence.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] The article first appeared in Benchmarking for Quality Management & Technology, Vol. 5 No. 3, 1998, pp. 184-199.
Uncontrolled Keywords: benchmarking, food industry, self-assessment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
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