No change at the top as Unilever leads supply chain league
The top three companies in this year’s Gartner European supply chain ranking are unchanged from 2013. PG Tips maker Unilever comes in at no1, followed by Inditex (the Spanish fashion retail group) and Sweden's fashion chain, H&M, at no3.
Every year IT and advisory research company Gartner identifies the top 15 performers (headquartered in Europe), based on a combination of financial metrics (revenue growth, return on assets and inventory), and the opinion of peers and Gartner supply chain analysts.
Technology company Seagate made its debut at no4. The Irish-registered manufacturer of storage devices also ranked twentieth in the global top 25. Gartner says the company showcased an impressive array of operational excellence and customer connection programs, and a return on assets that is second only to Apple on the high-tech list.
There were also three new entries: Ahold, Delphi Automotive and Reckitt Benckiser.
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