Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire 2017

Not all analyst groups are created equal. Research is at the heart of what we do. We publish four types of reports and provide it as Open Content for the industry. Our goal is to help supply chain leaders globally. The report types are:

  1. Supply Chains to Admire: A deep study by industry of performance and improvement levels for the past seven years. The goal is to provide industry benchmarks.
  2. Metrics That Matter: A close look at key industries to help supply chain leaders better understand the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. The focus is to align financial and operational teams on metric performance.
  3. Putting Together the Pieces: An analysis of an industry software category. We believe that industry analysis requires more thought than a 2 X 2 matrix. Through these reports, we help companies select technologies.
  4. Quantitative Research on Next-Generational Processes: Each year we fund and conduct 10-15 studies. These are designed to provide insights on key topics.

We have now published over 100 reports. They are all available as Open Content research for the global supply chain community.

Today we published our fourth Supply Chains to Admire report. We start the process in March when full-year financial reporting is available for the prior year. This analysis is a study of improvement, value and performance of companies against an industry peer group. This year we analyzed 495 companies in 31 industries. The methodology is outlined in Figure 1, and the full report is available here.

Figure 1. High-Level Overview of the Supply Chains to Admire

2017 Supply Chains to Admire Overview

The winners of the analysis are outlined in Figure 2.

Figure 2. The 2017 Supply Chains to Admire Award Winners

Supply Chains to Admire 2017 - Winners Circle

Author Lora cecere

Lora Cecere is the Founder of Supply Chain Insights. The research firm Supply Chain Insights is paving new directions in building thought-leading supply chain research. She is also the author of enterprise software blog “Supply Chain Shaman. The blog focuses on the use of enterprise applications to drive supply chain excellence. Her book, Bricks Matter, will be published in August 2012. As an enterprise strategist, Lora focuses on the changing face of enterprise technologies. Her research is designed for the early adopter seeking first mover advantage. Current research topics include the digital consumer, supply chain sensing, demand shaping and revenue management, market-driven value networks, accelerating innovation through open design networks, the evolution of predictive analytics, emerging business intelligence solutions, and technologies to improve safe and secure product delivery. She comes to the stage with over forty years of diverse supply chain experience. She has spent nine years as an industry analyst with Gartner Group, AMR Research, Altimeter Group and is now the founder of her own firm Supply Chain Insights. Prior to becoming a supply chain analyst she spent fifteen years as a leader in the building of supply chain software at Manugistics and Descartes Systems Group, and twenty years as a supply chain practitioner at Procter & Gamble, Kraft/General Foods, Clorox, and Dreyers Grand Ice Cream (now a division of Nestle).

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