Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus On Chemical Companies

July 10, 2015 Katie McGinn

The Supply Chain Metrics That Matter report series is an analysis of supply chain excellence for a specific industry. In this report we take a closer look at the chemical industry. The goal is to help supply chain leaders understand what is possible in driving supply chain excellence programs.

These reports are based on data collected from financial balance sheets and income statements over the period of 2000-2014. Our source of data is YCharts. In these Supply Chain Metrics That Matter reports, we analyze how companies made trade-offs over the course of the last decade in balancing growth, profitability, cycles and complexity.

Within the world of Supply Chain Management (SCM), each industry is unique. We believe that it is dangerous to list all industries in a spreadsheet and declare a supply chain leader. Instead, it is our preference to evaluate change over time with a focus on overall performance and improvement within an industry peer group. In this series of reports--Supply Chain Metrics That Matter--we analyze the potential of each supply chain peer group while sharing insights from industry leaders and recommendations based on general market trends. In the appendix, we share information and links for other reports in this series. 

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