Supply Chains to Admire for 2015

Supply Chain Insights recently announced the winners of the Supply Chains to Admire for 2015. This research identifies companies that outperformed their industry peer group in four key metrics:

–Year-over-year growth
–Inventory turns
–Operating margin,
–Return on Invested Capital (ROIC)—while driving improvement.

This analysis for the period of 2006-2014 rates companies on the supply chain metrics which have the highest correlation to market.

The 2015 Supply Chain to Admire winners are:

Anheuser-Busch InBev
Audi AG
Biogen Inc
CCL Industries Inc.
Cisco Systems; Inc.,
Coloplast Corp.
CVS Pharmacy
Dollar General Corporation
Dollar Tree, Inc.
Eastman Chemical Company
EMC Corporation
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.
General Mills, Inc.
Intel Corporation
Deere & Company
Lexmark International Inc.
L’Oreal Group
Nike, Inc.
PPG Industries
Qualcomm Inc.
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
United Tractors
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Western Digital Corporation
Whole Foods Market Inc.

Seven companies have made the list for two consecutive years: Cisco, General Mills, Eastman Chemical Company, EMC Corporation, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Intel Corporation and Nike, Inc.

“Each of these firms uniquely defined and achieved supply chain excellence. While they may not have the highest performance in each individual metric, like a decathlete, their overall performance on the portfolio of metrics is superior to their competitors” said Lora Cecere, CEO and Founder of Supply Chain Insights.

“These companies have invested in technology, process innovation, and people to accelerate their entire business. We congratulate the winners on their achievement.”

Lora Cecere is a keynote speaker at the 2015 MHI Executive Summit on October 4. Learn more at