Apple, Nokia and Dell Top Supply Chain List

May 30, 2008
AMR Research names top 25 supply chains.

AMR Research, on May 29, released its Supply Chain Top 25 report, an annual ranking highlighting companies that display superior supply chain performance, capabilities, and leadership. The analysis uses basic public data as a foundation-return on assets, inventory turns, and growth-and incorporates expert and peer assessments of the future supply chain potential of each company.

AMR Research's Supply Chain Top 25 consistently outperforms the market. Last year, the average total return of the companies ranked in the 2007 Supply Chain Top was 17.89%, compared with returns of 6.43% for the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and 3.53% for the S&P 500.

2008 is:

  1. Apple
  2. Nokia
  3. Dell
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    Procter & Gamble
  5. IBM
  6. Wal-Mart Stores
  7. Toyota Motor
  8. Cisco Systems
  9. Samsung Electronics
  10. Anheuser-Busch
  11. PepsiCo
  12. Tesco
  13. The Coca-Cola Company
  14. Best Buy
  15. Nike
  16. SonyEricsson
  17. Walt Disney
  18. Hewlett-Packard
  19. Johnson & Johnson
  20. Schlumberger
  21. Texas Instruments
  22. Lockheed Martin
  23. Johnson Controls
  24. Royal Ahold
  25. Publix Super Markets

"With companies such as Apple, Disney, and Nike securing their ranks on the Supply Chain Top 25 this year, a new manufacturing model emerges," said Kevin O'Marah, chief strategist at AMR Research. "The old model, relying exclusively on products or services, is increasingly being replaced by a content economy that builds and delivers value with ideas."

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