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Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on Aerospace & Defense Companies 2017

Report Details: This report is based on analysis of financial balance sheet and income statement data within the Aerospace and Defense industry, for the period of 2004-2016. The data is collected from YCharts.
Objective: To use the financial balance sheet and income statement data to better understand the state of the Aerospace and Defense industry supply chains and to determine which companies’ supply chains did the best on the delivery of a portfolio of metrics over the last 13 years.

A Closer Look at Apparel

As the apparel industry evolves post-recession, the industry fundamentals are changing. The Amazon Effect, rising labor costs, growing complexity, and slowing growth make this a very different market than 2010. In Table 1 we show the contrasts in 2010-2016 across the value chain. Note that average growth for apparel retailers for the period of 2010-2016 was 7%, but when 2016 is compared to 2010, growth is down 1%. Margin and inventory performance are in decline and there is a slight improvement in employee productivity. The same trend is true for apparel manufacturers.

A Closer Look at Apparel

Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on Automotive Companies

Electric vehicles. Autonomous cars. Shared car ownership through Uber and Lyft. While the automotive industry emerged from the recession with the best balance sheet performance of any manufacturing industry, the future poses new challenges. 

Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on Automotive Companies
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Insights on Supply Chain Finance

Objective: To understand the role of supply chain finance in determining supply chain strategy and gaining competitive advantage towards supply chain excellence.
Highlight: Managing costs is a struggle for most companies. While 88% of companies have implemented Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), the hard work of process evolution and maturity continues. In this report we share the current state of supply chains in managing costs, and then take a look at the processes and organizational design factors to evaluate the impact on cost management.

Household Products Companies Improve Margin

After two years of declining operating margins, Household Products Companies rebound in margin in 2016. With the reporting of full year results, the industry trend is clear. The margin improvement is due to a rise in price, and focused cost-cutting programs on labor productivity and sourcing. Note the patterns in the Clorox, Kimberly-Clark, and P&G results. P&G is making the greatest improvement in inventory turns while Colgate enjoys the highest margins.

Household Products Companies Improve Margin

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