Business Executives Leverage Supply Chains to Create Increased Shareholder Value

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Tompkins Associates’ New Paper Links Profitable Growth to Strong Supply Chain Framework

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As business executives examine opportunities for growth, the Supply Chain Value Framework gives them a blueprint of how supply chain decisions and operations drive the financial picture and boost shareholder value.

It is common knowledge that supply chain leaders outperform their competitors. What is not so widely known is that supply chains directly impact a company’s profitable growth and increase shareholder value, according to Tompkins Associates’ new paper, Leveraging the Supply Chain for Increased Shareholder Value.

“Supply chains encompass virtually the entire operations of a business,” says Gene Tyndall, co-author of the paper and EVP, Global Supply Chain Services, Tompkins Associates. “As business executives examine opportunities for growth, the Supply Chain Value Framework gives them a blueprint of how supply chain decisions and operations drive the financial picture and boost shareholder value. And this increase in shareholder value is derived through achieving bottom-line operational excellence, as well as top-line revenue gains.”

The Supply Chain Value Framework encompasses three main business goals – profitable growth, margin improvement, and capital efficiency. These goals can be achieved through capturing new markets/customers, outperforming competitors, reducing the cost of goods sold, improving speed and productivity, as well as reducing working capital and reducing fixed assets.

Another key factor that can impact shareholder value is Tax-effective Supply Chain Management (TESCM), especially on the global scale.

Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins Associates and co-author of the paper, stresses the importance of integrating tax planning into the overall management of an organization’s supply chain. “The financial and operational benefits are too great to ignore,” Tompkins says. “Supply chain, tax and finance managers should work together to increase profitability and competitiveness.”

Learn more about how companies can leverage the supply chain to increase shareholder value by downloading the paper: http://www.tompkinsinc.com/publications/monograph/shareholder-value/download.asp

About Tompkins Associates
Tompkins Associates transforms supply chains for profitable growth. For more than 35 years, Tompkins has evolved with the marketplace to become the leading provider of growth and business strategy, global supply chain services, distribution operations consulting, information technology implementation, material handling integration, and benchmarking and best practices. The company is known for innovative, practical solutions that improve supply chain performance and produce value-based results. Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, Tompkins has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.tompkinsinc.com.

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