Research outfit Gartner has released a new report highlighting various global companies’ comparative control over both their supply chains and retail inventories. Released in their annual Supply Chain Top 25, Gartner’s research has — for the eighth year running — established the proverbial king of the hill of consumer efficiency.

And, as if you had to guess, that king is Apple, with a three-year weighted revenue growth of 51.5 percent and an unprecedented (consumer electronics) retail inventory turnover time of just 5 days. Wowza!

AppleInsider explains Gartner’s process:

The Top 25 are calculated by creating a composite score, with the opinions of voters, Gartner analyst opinions and three-year weighted return on assets all counting for an equal 25 percent, while inventory turns and three-year weighted revenue growth account for 15 percent and 10 percent, respectively.

For the full breakdown, direct your attention to the following graphic:

Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 2012

Now you know why Steve Jobs named Tim Cook CEO.

So stop doubting him already!

Via: AppleInsider
Source: Gartner