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Global Supply Chain Management Excellence study


The study by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, WHU, Stanford University and ETH Zurich shows: supply chain management significantly impacts company performance.


  • 234 companies from 16 countries surveyed, among them
    5 industry groups with average sales of approximately EUR 11.5 billion
  • Most companies that have strategically adjusted their supply chain to their products' characteristics generate a return on assets (ROA) that is 4 to 6 percentage points higher than the one achieved by their counterparts without supply chain fit
  • Selecting suppliers and sharing information are key to achieving sourcing flexibility
  • The study provides additional data for various industries: engineered products, process industry, consumer goods, electrical equipment and automotive

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