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Inventory Benchmarking Vertical Sector Trends: A Critical Benchmark for Inventory Management

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Inventory Benchmarking Vertical Sector Trends: A Critical Benchmark for Inventory Management
Published: June 25, 2019
Transport Intelligence Ltd.
Content info: 162 Pages
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
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A critical benchmark for inventory management. ‘Inventory Benchmarking Vertical Sector Trends’ compares many of the world's leading manufacturers and retailers against key financial supply chain metrics.

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In particular it:

  • Defines the key ratios available from financial disclosures
  • Conducts a by-industry vertical sector analysis of inventory management and benchmarking data for the high tech, automotive, retail, pharmaceutical, fashion and consumer goods industries
  • Examines the supply chain and inventory management strategies of selected blue chip companies with reference to these benchmarks
  • Where available, examines the different types of inventory held by these companies and how these have changed
  • Compares and contrasts the performance of these companies.

Inventory Benchmarking Vertical Sector Trends also includes exclusive access to an online data pack with interactive charts, tables and downloadable data.

This report contains:

  • Inventory management strategies across key vertical sectors
  • Supply chain strategies of the most influential manufacturers and retailers
  • Analysis of supply chain performance by key ratios available from financial disclosures
  • Compares inventory management performance by core benchmarks
  • Exclusive access to an online data pack with interactive charts, tables and downloadable data.

Key questions the report answers

  • How are benchmarks calculated and what do they mean?
  • Why are lean inventory supply chains considered advantageous?
  • Are companies still focused on reducing inventory?
  • Which sectors and companies have highest and lowest days inventory?
  • How do you quantify improvements in the operational and financial performance of retailers and manufacturers?

Exclusive highlights

  • By-industry vertical sector analysis of inventory management and benchmarking data for the high tech, automotive, retail, pharmaceutical, fashion and consumer goods industries
  • Analysis of supply chain and inventory management strategies adopted by selected blue chip companies, and a comparison of the performance of these companies
  • Inventory management strategies and key trends within each vertical sector
  • Analysis of 'Inventory Turnover' and ‘Days of Supply in Inventory'

This report is perfect for:

  • Business Development teams of LSPs
  • Global manufacturers and retailers
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Supply chain managers and directors
  • Marketing managers
  • Knowledge managers
  • Investors
  • All C-level executives

About the Authors

Professor John Manners-Bell

John is Chief Executive of Ti, Honorary Visiting Professor at the London Metropolitan University's Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law and an adviser to the World Economic Forum. He has over 25 years' experience working in and analysing the global logistics sector.

Andy Ralls

Andy is a quantitative analyst at Ti. He graduated from the University of Southampton with a Mathematics with Finance degree in 2014. In his studies, he chose a final year project on actuarial modelling and forecasting and enjoyed modules on statistical distribution theory, financial mathematics and macroeconomics.

Tony Walford

Tony is a supply chain professional with over 30 years' experience in the sector. After working in operational supply chain management with Xerox Corp, he held senior management and Board Level roles with companies in the fields of Freight Forwarding (MSAS UK, Uniserve Scotland), 3rd Party Logistics (DHL, UPS SCS, ZIM Logistics), Supply Chain Technology (including the world's first cloud-based supply chain visibility system Sourceree) and consultancy (LCP Consulting, Supply Solutions). He has served on the Board of Directors of companies in the UK, USA, Switzerland, India, Russia, China, Hong Kong and Jamaica and has enjoyed expat assignments in Belgium and Switzerland.

Zen Yaworsky

A long career in retail supply chain operations with a major global retailer has given Zen an expertise in strategic supply chain change management and operational detail. He was responsible for transforming the supply chain for Marks and Spencer PLC its over 400 suppliers in 5 continents. He is practiced in setting up and operating supply chain operations in the Far East, South Asia, Middle East, and Turkey, and has developed logistics and distribution hubs servicing UK and international markets. He has acted as a consultant to major UK and European retail customers on matters of supply chain transformation and has undertaken board level coaching on matters of procurement and supply chain optimisation, and develops advanced negotiating skills within senior management teams of international companies. Zen is visiting lecturer at Westminster University in the UK on matters of fashion industry supply chain and business administration.

Table of Contents

Key Findings

1. Introduction

  • Supply Chain Management and Company Performance
  • The key benchmarks
  • Increasing inventory levels
  • Industry sector performance
  • Industry sector DSI progression
  • Cross-industry upper quintile DSI
  • Cross-industry lower quintile DSI

2. High Tech

  • 2.1 High Tech: Consumer Electronics
    • Company DSI: Ten lowest
    • Most days added/reduced
    • Dell
    • Hewlett Packard
    • Lenovo
    • Apple
    • Selected company comparisons
    • Inventory metric comparisons
    • Conclusion
    • DSI Table
  • 2.2. High Tech: Other
    • Inventory strategy overview: Contract Manufacturing
    • Inventory strategy overview: Semiconductors
    • Company DSI: Ten lowest
    • Sector DSI average progression
    • Most days added/reduced in past 10 years
    • Cisco
    • Jabil
    • Western Digital
    • DSI Table

3.0 Retail

  • Inventory trends - the impact of e-retail 60 Amazon
  • 3.1. Retail: Department Stores
    • Average DSI
    • Most days added/reduced in past 10 years
    • John Lewis
    • Sears
    • Macy's
    • Nordstrom
    • DSI Table
  • 3.2. Retail: Supermarkets
    • Introduction
    • Trends in DSI
    • Walmart
    • Marks & Spencer
    • Aldi
    • Tesco
    • Carrefour
    • DSI Table
    • Conclusion

4. Pharmaceutical

  • Inventory management in pharmaceuticals
  • Most days added/reduced in past 10 years
  • DSI meaning for the industry
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • GSK
  • Pfizer
  • Conclusion
  • DSI Table

5. Automotive

  • Inventory trend
  • Company DSI: Ten lowest
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Ford
  • Tesla
  • Conclusion
  • DSI Table

6. Fashion

  • Inventory strategy overview
  • Inventory strategy overview - Fast Fashion
  • Inventory strategy overview - Luxury Brands
  • Company DSI: Ten lowest
  • Sector DSI Average progression
  • Most days added/reduced in past 10 years
  • Inditex
  • Adidas
  • Superdry
  • DSI Table

7. Consumer Goods

  • Inventory strategy overview
  • Ten lowest DSI
  • Most days added/reduced in past 10 years
  • Selected manufacturers
  • Unilever
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Kimberley-Clark
  • Conclusion
  • DSI Table