Industry Reports

Research that analyzes the relationship between market performance and supply chain management excellence


The bulk of the research done here in 2020 has been in the area of establishing an understanding of the relationship between market performance and supply chain excellence. This work actually started in 2018 with a focus on the software industry. It became obvious that the infrastructure created in developing the software report could be applied to any industry. And, if it were applied to any industry then there might be some insights relating to supply chain management that could be derived.


This curiosity created a large stream of work that has led to the launch of industry reports, along with analysis and insights about the relationship between market performance and supply chain excellence. These insights include some obvious results, but also some very counter-intuitive results. This project will now become the primary area of research focus for the next several years. Most of this research will focus on the concept of the supply chain as a profit center versus a cost center.


The first industry report to be published (after the software industry report) was for the Industrial industry. It can be downloaded here. The report comes in a standard format that will be used for other industries. As always, we will adjust and simplify the format going forward, based on feedback. While the data and analysis is largely complete, automating the report generation will take some time. Therefore, a high level rollout across all industries will take some time; Rough time buckets are found on the industries page.


That said, summary insights for all industries will be available in Q2, 2021.