Gartner Announces Rankings of Its 2012 Supply Chain Top 25
Apple takes the top spot again, actually for the fifth year in a row! The winners of Gartner’s Top 25 Supply Chain were announced this week during the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Palm Desert, California.
Gartner states the goal of the Supply Chain Top 25 research initiative is to raise awareness of the supply chain discipline and how it impacts the business.
“Last year, we noted that companies were starting to invest in resources and assets again, reflecting a newly recovering economy,” said Debra Hoffman, managing vice president at Gartner. “This year, that trend continues even more strongly, with many companies investing for growth. The global economic recovery has been uneven and halting in some cases, but, on balance, the result has been expansionary for companies’ bottom lines and outlooks.”
So why did Apple claim the top spot for a fifth year in a row:
Maintaining its record in the Number 1 spot shows that Apple was and still is delivering total solutions to its global client base. Apple’s financials, which improved further this year, complete with the highest voting scores available point to Apple’s combination of operational and innovation excellence. Apple starts with the consumer experience and then working backward through its supply network, mastering end-to-end value network.