Gartner Research

2013 Gartner Supply Chain Top 25: Industrial

Published: 23 August 2013

ID: G00247489

Analyst(s): Marko Pukkila, Ray Barger Jr


Industrial manufacturing companies continue to strengthen their position on the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 ranking. Supply chain leaders in this sector can use this research to adopt best practices from the top industrial manufacturers to drive profitable growth.

Table Of Contents


  • The Leading Industrial Manufacturers
    • Caterpillar
    • 3M
    • Cummins
    • John Deere
    • Atlas Copco
    • Haier
    • ITW (Illinois Tool Works)
    • Emerson Electric
    • Danaher
    • ABB
  • Six Key Capabilities of Industrial Manufacturers
    • No. 1 — Investment in Innovation and New Product Launches
    • No. 2 — Comprehensive Supply Chain Models Designed for Emerging Markets
    • No. 3 — Postponement Using Common Components in Product Design
    • No. 4 — Improved End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility
    • No. 5 — Strong Local Talent in New Markets
    • No. 6 — Implementation of Lean Six Sigma Transformation Programs
  • Further Success Likely for Industrial Companies in the Future

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