- Report Details: This report is based on analysis of financial balance sheet and income statement data for the period of 2000-2012 and interactions with clients in various process industries in supply chain strategy engagements.
- Objective: To use financial balance sheet and income statement data coupled with recent research to better understand how different process industries have balanced the objectives of operating margin and return on assets.
- Hypothesis: Operating margin and return on assets are not as strongly linked as they were in the 1990s. Increasing commodity price pressure as well as complexity in operating environments is creating a more challenging situation for process manufacturers.
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