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BPIR for best practices, benchmarking and business excellence
The Business Performance Improvement Resource, www.bpir.com, is the leading internet-based benchmarking and business information service. Access benchmarks, best practices, performance measures, business excellence tools, self-assessments, and a total of over 250,000 articles from around the globe. If your company is familiar with Business Excellence we cater to your particular needs and provide best practices related to the EFQM Excellence Model, Baldrige, and Singapore Quality Award Criteria. The BPIR is the essential resource for any person or organisation that wants to get better at what they do.

COER, the Centre for Organisational Excellence Research
COER was created in 2001 to address the research void within New Zealand in the areas of organisational excellence, benchmarking, and best practices. COER were the developers of the www.bpir.com and founded major initiatives such as the New Zealand Benchmarking Club. In 2004 and 2005, COER led the review of the Australian Business Excellence Framework on behalf of SAI Global the framework custodians.

In 2006 COER were appointed as the consultants for the Sheikh SAQR Government Excellence Program in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. COER were the lead partner that brought the World Congress for TQM to New Zealand in December 2006. COER consists of COER,Massey University, and COER Ltd. COER, Massey University, undertakes doctoral research programmes in business excellence and benchmarking. COER Ltd undertakes consultancy projects in business excellence and benchmarking, and provides benchmarking training. COER has close ties to the e-TQM College, Dubai, where Dr Robin Mann serves as an Associate Dean of TQM and Benchmarking www.etqm.ae.

EFQM
The body with responsibility for the EFQM Excellence Model. Founded in 1989 by the CEOs of prominent European businesses, EFQM is now the hub of excellent, globally minded organisations of all sizes and sectors, and both private and public.

Global Benchmarking Network (GBN)
The GBN is a membership based organisation for those organisations that promote and support benchmarking within their country. Currently it has over 25 countries represented. The purpose of the GBN is to promote and support benchmarking worldwide and the international exchange of best practices. Its members consist of the world’s leading experts in benchmarking – its President is Dr Robert Camp, the founder of benchmarking.

NIST
National Institute of Standards and Technology – The US government agency with responsibility for the Baldrige National Quality Programme.

NZBEF
The New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation (NZBEF) is a not-for-profit charitable trust set up by private and public enterprise to help improve the overall performance of New Zealand organisations. Established in 1992, the Foundation’s mandate is to assist New Zealand organisations improve their performance and capabilities by providing a best practice business framework and by offering support, training, assessment services, access to Award programmes and networking with like-minded organisations.

NZOQ
New Zealand Organisation for Quality is a non-profit, professional society dedicated to providing leadership in the adoption of the principles of quality management and best practice in New Zealand. NZOQ is a registered Private Training Establishment (PTE) offering courses related to quality management.

PYXIS
PYXIS is a consulting firm that is intent on providing to its clients, pragmatic and deliverable solutions that directly improve bottom line profits. PYXIS has a proud record of working closely with companies to manage the pace of change and to implement customised programmes that enable them to achieve performance excellence.

SAI Global
Custodians of the Australian Business Excellence Framework.

SPRING Singapore
Custodians of the Singapore Quality Award model.