The PC giant once revolutionized the tech supply chain; those days are no more.
Can you have a superb supply chain and yet be a company that has poor sales of its products and declining revenues? I don't think so, but others may disagree, and now here's the story of Dell Inc., which has for the past three years consistently been selected as one of the top 5 companies operating an excellent supply chain by research firm Gartner Inc.
In Gartner's supply chain top 25 list for 2010, Dell ranked fifth and was described as "a highly respected supply chain leader" that enjoyed high inventory turns. The company was also cited as one that was still innovative and was complimented for targeting the growing healthcare sector and providing "a service, software and hardware bundle for small and midsize doctors' offices looking to improve their operations with electronic health records."
At the time, the report also noted the competitive challenges in the PC market, which threatened to undermine Dell's profitability.
Via Ricard Lloria