Benchmark Studies

For the past 20 years, T.A. Cook has been focused as management consultants on the optimization of maintenance strategies and processes as well as turnaround and CAPEX projects. Since the beginning, benchmarks have had an important role in this process. Thus for over ten years now, T.A. Cook has been collecting maintenance-specific indicators in a structural way for a data bank. The use of these benchmarks has allowed many clients to orient their optimization goals on best practice values and thus reach significant savings.

On this foundation, T.A. Cook offers an independent diagnostic tool – MAINDEXTM  – to evaluate maintenance. Over 70 specific indicators are gathered here and can be evaluated individually. In addition to the KPIs on work organization, indicators of cost, service, storage and personnel from different fields and regions are included. The Maintenance Value RateTM has a special position within the benchmarking data bank because it shows where inefficiency and downtimes are caused and how management can increase selected optimization potentials. 

Our Core Competencies

The research department focusses on market and company analyses in the area of Asset Performance Management. In addition to client commissioned research projects, we offer a wide range of different benchmarks in maintenance, production and turnarounds as well as reports on current industry topics. Moreover, the department publishes yearbooks on maintenance and turnarounds.