The UNIDO SPX Benchmarking compares the operational, productive and innovative performance and practices of a company against those of other companies of similar size and type. This enables companies to objectively assess their businesses, to see clearly where they stand in relation to international practices within their sector, and where they need to upgrade to meet buyer requirements.

The SPX Programme works with two leading international partners, Winning Moves® and PROBE, to ensure that companies have access to the best system and plant-level data when they undertake the bentchmarking process. SPX Centres also develop strategic partnerships with major buyers to determine their purchasing and procurement requirements in order to guide local SMEs in their path to becoming competitive suppliers of those products. Increasingly, the SPX benchmarking process assists buyers in their respective supplier development programmes.