May 19, 2020

Top 10 Global Supply Chain Leading Companies

Harry Menear
5 min
Starbucks (3.85)

Maintaining its ranking from the previous year, Seattle-based coffee company Starbucks reports an annual revenue of over $22bn and operates at over 28,000 locations worldwide. This includes the world’s largest coffee shop, located in Shanghai. The company is currently opening locations in China at a rate of one shop every 15 seconds. The effectiveness of Starbucks’ supply chain is attributed by Rick Leblanc of The Balance to centralisation, the reduction of outsourcing costs, and “very clear service, cost, and productivity metrics.”

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