Prowler Proof recently achieved the rating ‘World Class’ on the PROBE Manufacturing global benchmark.
PROBE is one of the world’s leading organisational assessment and best practice benchmarking tools, used
in over 30 countries to promote and support the pursuit of Business Excellence across all sectors. The
process compiles a report and provides a ‘World Class‘ score compared against a cross-section of
PROBE is a diagnostic process designed to access the Practice and Performance of a business. To achieve
the World Class rating, a business must score above 80% in both Practice and Performance. Prowler Proof
achieved 85% and 82% respectively – well above the requirement of a World Class rating.
The results are 20 points above the PROBE industry average for Practice and 19 points above the average
for Performance. The PROBE industry average is considered to be higher than the overall industry average –
businesses with a positive attitude to benchmarking are more likely to continuously improve.
“We’re of course pleased with the result”, said managing director Michael Henry, Prowler Proof, “but we’ll
keep improving our systems and processes. The only real benchmark is ourselves – we want to be the best we
can be. Identifying and implementing small improvements every day is one of the keys to achieve this.”
The PROBE benchmarking exercise was conducted by QMI Solutions with the Queensland Government Department
of State Development as sponsor and facilitator. Using a self-assessment questionnaire the Prowler Proof team
reached consensus scores which were analysed through a world class model of manufacturing excellence
developed by the London Business School.
QMI Solutions: www.qmisolutions.com.au
Queensland Government Department of State Development: www.dsdip.qld.gov.au