Survey Details: The research for this report was conducted from October 9, 2014 to March 20, 2015. It is based on online surveys conducted among Manufacturers, Retailers, and Wholesalers/Distributors/Co-operatives with $500M+ in revenue (n=73). Respondents are a mix of those with a supply chain center of excellence (n=41) and those without (n=32).
Objective: To understand what defines an effective and sustainable supply chain center of excellence and the barriers to getting one.
Highlight: Companies with a supply chain Center of Excellence are significantly more agile and aligned, especially between finance and operations.