Gartner has released its 10th annual Supply Chain Top 25, and Apple is at the top of the list for the seventh year in a row. McDonald's came in second for the second consecutive year.
A couple of new companies entered the list this time: Seagate and Kimberly-Clark.
The composite score is calculated using the following equation: (Peer Opinion*25%) + (Gartner Research Opinion*25%) + (ROA*25%) + (Inventory Turns*15%) + (Revenue Growth*10%).
"2014 marks the 10th year of our annual Supply Chain Top 25 ranking," said Stan Aronow, research vice president at Gartner. "As we reach this milestone, we have several longtime leaders with new lessons to share and a number of more recent entrants from the high-tech, consumer product and industrial sectors in the Top 25."
Gartner points out three trends for supply chain leaders including: understanding and supporting the fully contextualized customer; a convergence of digital and physical supply chain delivering total customer solutions; and supply chain as trusted and integrated partner. Gartner elaborates on each of these in a press release.
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