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A.T. Faust III
| June 1, 2012
Gartner Says Apple Controls World's Most Efficient Supply Chain, Retail Stores
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: [caption id="attachment_305695" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 2012"][/caption] Now you know why Steve Jobs named Tim Cook CEO. So stop doubting him already! Via: AppleInsider Source: Gartner