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Case Study
Northlake Bookstore:
Benchmarking for Performance Evaluation

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Content
• Ⅰ.Case overview
• Ⅱ.Strategic objectives of Northlake Bookstore
• Ⅲ.Benchmarking analysis from four perspectives
of BSC
• Ⅳ.Summary of strengths & weaknesses
• Ⅴ.Three steps for improvement

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Ⅰ.Case overview
Where

Problem

Who

In Northlake
Bookstore
When

What to do

Textbook sales for this
fall had decreased from
the prior fall sales

Wendy-Manager
Chuck-Boss

In September 2004

•Employ benchmarking analysis to figure out the reasons behind the poor performance •Then identify how to sustain the excellence and improve the inferior performance •Further more, determine a long-term action plan for improvement

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Ⅱ.Strategic Objectives
of Northlake Bookstore
Strategic Objectives

Excellent Service
To provide service
excellence for the
students, faculty, staff,
alumni and guests of
the University

To achieve high
customer satisfaction

A profit center
To contribute to the
overall profitability of
the University as well
as being efficient and
controlling costs.

To attain high
profitability

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From strategy to action
--on the basis of BSC
Level 0
Objectives

Strategy
Objective

Level 1
Perspectives

Level 2
Indicators

Financial

Gross margin ratio
Total operation expenses ratio
Sales per sq.ft.of space
Ratio: selling to storage space
Sales per FTE employee / student

Customer

Customer satisfaction
Percentage of textbooks available First Day
Customer Queuing time at Registers

Internal process

Inventory turnover
Textbook sell-through
Days textbooks in Receiving area
Number of hrs store is open per Week

Learning and
growth

Cartons processed per employee hour
Employee satisfaction
Employee Turnover

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The Analytical Hierarchical Process
(AHP)
1=equal importance to both elements in the matrix
3=moderate importance of one element compared with another
5=strong importance of one element compared with another
 

Internal
process

Financial

Customer

Internal
process

1

1/3  

3

Financial

3

1

3

Customer
Learning
and growth

1/3  
1/5

1/3  
1/5  

1
1/3  

*Normalized averages are calculated by dividing the
row totals by the aggregate.

Learning
and growth

Total

Normalized
average*

5 

9.33
 

0.34  

5 

12  

0.43  

3 
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