Benchmarking Services

At Fulcrium, we have been undertaking bespoke benchmarking for global businesses for well over 17 years and, in that time, have seen its importance grow as executive board directors strive for competitive edge, efficiencies and breakthroughs in performance improvement.

We use our proprietary frameworks to undertake wide-ranging benchmarking:

  • Internal: comparing internal processes
  • Technical: comparing technical practices and standards within the same industry and cross-industry
  • Commercial: comparing financial and value metrics in functions within the same industry and cross-industry
  • Competitive: comparing direct competitors within the same industry
  • Functional: comparing functions from the same and different industries
  • Generic: comparing dissimilar functions that may spark innovation or breakthrough ideas

These insights are then translated into actionable strategies that deliver cost efficiencies, breakthrough performance improvement and competitive advantage.

Our expertise in benchmarking has been used by numerous global companies across a wide range of sectors.

In the Oil & Gas sector, we couple our benchmarking expertise with a deep understanding of:

  • the dynamic industry structure
  • strategic relationships between nations, suppliers and operators
  • upstream, midstream and downstream value chains
  • business drivers
  • engineering technical practices
  • interface issues between CAPEX and OPEX
  • local and global challenges

Our proven tools and frameworks mean that we can undertake complex engagements without delay. We are also greatly respected for our flexible style: we never use formulaic approaches, but rather adapt our methodologies to suit each client’s specific requirements. We also engage from the start of the benchmarking process with all those with a stake in the outcomes, greatly improving the implementation of any change management process.

Fulcrium is the preferred benchmarking partner to some of the world’s largest companies.  We specialise in bespoke benchmarking using entrepreneurial frameworks to help progressive,  and action-oriented clients drive increased efficiencies and breakthrough performance improvement.

We believe that clients that adopt our proprietary entrepreneurial benchmarking frameworks will be able to realise a phenomenol step-change in performance.

Fulcrium stands for entrepreneurial dynamism, agility, action-orientation, real meaningful change, and elite performance, underpinned by a deep sense of trust, integrity and respect.  Those are our values and those are the values we live by and expect of our clients.  We are not in the business of providing benchmarking data to satisfy academic curiosities.   Step-change is what we stand for and what we live for. 

We pride ourselves in partnering with and enrolling the most forward thinking, progressive and respectful companies as our clients.  These are the companies whose cultures are designed to build shareholder value consistently and to thrive through good times and bad.

For companies with progressive and respectful cultures that fearlessly embrace benchmark insights (often uncomfortable reading) and are genuinely prepared to change, Fulcrium is their source of competitive advantage through the regular insights gained from our Benchmarking Database.

If you want expert benchmarking that leads to increased efficiencies, and breakthrough performance improvements then contact us today. For more information on our benchmarking capabilities and services see our case studies.