Archive: November, 2013

What makes a supply chain “best in class”?

Unilever has been named again as the best supply chain in Europe by Gartner. The ranking is made up of five elements, two subjective and three data driven. These are as follows: peer opinion (25 per cent); Gartner opinion (25 per cent); return on assets (25 per cent); inventory turns (15 per cent) and revenue growth (10 per cent). The full list is below:

1.    Unilever

2.    Inditex

3.    H&M

4.    Nestlé

5.    BASF

6.    BMW

7.    Volkswagen

8.    Astra Zeneca

9.    Danone

10. L’Oréal