Gartner Research

R&D Investment Across the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25

Published: 30 November 2015

ID: G00293179

Analyst(s): Michael Burkett, Kimberly Ennis

Summary

The leading companies in Gartner's Supply Chain Top 25 vary widely in their R&D spend and financial performance. Supply chain strategists can compare their companies' performance to the leaders to help ensure a return on investment from innovation and an increase in value to customers.

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Analysis

  • Research and Development Investment Is Increasing, Regardless of Rank
  • Actual R&D Spend Has Increased for the Majority of Companies
  • Return on R&D Is Influenced by Many Factors
  • R&D Spend Differs by Industry
  • Evaluate Multiple R&D Financial Measures to Ensure a Balanced View of Innovation Performance
    • Summary

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