Equating Supply Chain and Wall Street Performance

I just saw this short article on Line 56 that cited a recent AMR study showing that top supply chain performers significantly outperform their peers on Wall Street. According to the article, "the case for supply chain performance being connected to business performance is getting stronger. [AMR's] Top 25 Supply Chain companies have outperformed the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) in terms of average stock price growth in both Q4 2005 (2.19 percent) and 2005 (5.73 percent) as a whole." I took a quick scan through the list of companies on AMR's list and many are Spend Management leaders, such as IBM, Dell, and Best Buy. According to AMR, what all of the companies on the list have in common "is an outstanding track record applying cutting-edge supply chain disciplines across the business to satisfy customers, foster innovation, and make money."

Jason Busch

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