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More Evidence of Supply Chain’s Value- The Hershey Company

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One of my initial goals when I launched this blog in February of 2008 was to cite specific evidence where supply chain investments and business process excellence do add value to business.  Thus spawned the name of this blog to be Supply Chain Matters. Since that time, I continue to search out evidence and stories that reinforce supply’s chain’s value. The latest evidence of supply chain adding value comes from the Q3-2009 earnings results from The Hershey Company, a global provider of chocolates and sugar confections  The company manufactures and distributes products related to the iconic brands of Hershey’s, Reese’s, Hershey’s Kisses, Kit Kat, Twizzlers and Ice Breakers, and recently Hershey’s Bliss chocolates.. For the first nine months of 2009, Hershey reported net income of $309.2 million, on sales of $3.9 billion.  This compares to a net income of $229.2 million on sales of $3.8 billion in the first nine […]