PHILADELPHIA, July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Supply Chain Insights LLC announced the award winners of the 2016 Supply Chains to Admire™ research. Now in its third year, the Supply Chains to Admire analysis is a study of supply chain improvement and performance while defining which companies drove the greatest value for shareholders. This is an elite group representing only 12% of the companies studied.
The companies that achieved the 2016 Supply Chains to Admire™ status by meeting all of the criteria of improvement, value and performance are: Carter's, Inc. in Apparel; Cisco Systems, Inc. in B2B Technology; L'Oréal S.A. in Beauty; BASF SE in Chemical; Apple Inc. in Consumer Electronics; Steelcase Inc. in Furniture; Whole Foods Market, Inc. in Grocery Retail; Cummins Inc. in Heavy Equipment; The Clorox Company in Household Products; CVS Pharmacy, Dollar Tree, Inc., Target Corporation and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in Mass Merchants; Edwards Lifesciences Corporation in Medical Devices; Taiwan Semiconductor in Semiconductors; and Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in Tires.
Finalists—companies meeting the improvement and value tests, but slightly underperforming against the peer group in performance—include: Becton, Dickinson and Company; Caterpillar Inc.; Celestica Inc.; Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.; The Coca-Cola Company; Coloplast A/S; The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.; EMC Corporation; The Hershey Company; Intel Corporation; Lowe's Companies, Inc.; lululemon athletica; Medtronic, Inc.; PVH Corp; Qualcomm Inc.; Statoil ASA; The TJX Companies, Inc; Under Armour, Inc; United Tractors; VF Corporation; and VTech Holdings Ltd.
"Supply chain leaders are competitive. They want to drive supply chain improvement and outperform competitors while driving value. However, this is easier said than done," said Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights. "Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of these 37 companies. It is our hope that this research can help companies to align to improve total shareholder returns.”
Several winners will be speaking at the 4th annual Supply Chains Insights Global Summit, September 7-9, 2016 at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, AZ. To learn more about the conference, or to register to attend, visit www.supplychaininsightsglobalsummit.com.
About Supply Chain Insights: Founded in February, 2012, Supply Chain Insights LLC is now in its fifth year of writing research focused on delivering independent, actionable, and objective advice for supply chain leaders. The goal is to help companies understand supply chain trends, evolving technologies, and which metrics matter.
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