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Gartner: Top 10 supply chain leaders in 2019

With only two months until Gartner releases its Supply Chain Top 25, we take a look at the top 10 companies ranked in 2019. 

"2019 is the 15th consecutive year we are publishing the Supply Chain Top 25 ranking," said Mike Griswold, vice president, analyst at Gartner. "The ranking consists of an impressive group of leaders, including two new entrants, one from retail and one from the chemical sectors.”

This year, Unilever has joined Apple, P&G, Amazon and McDonald into the ‘Masters’ category, after seven consecutive years of ranking in the top five of the Supply Chain Top 25, which was introduced by Gartner in 2015 to recognise their continuous leadership over the last 10 years.

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10 | Nike

With a mission to drive the world to do everything possible to expand the human potential, Nike ranks at number 10 on Gartner’s Supply Chain Top 25. Founded in 1972, Nike strives to create groundbreaking sport innovations, by making its products more sustainable. 

Eric Sprunk is the current Chief Operating Officer at Nike. He is incharge of Nike’s manufacturing, sourcing, technology, procurement and demand and supply chain management. Sprunk is focused on Nike’s critical capabilities and connecting its internal functions under an integrated global operations team. 

Image source: Nike

9 | Starbucks

Ranking at number nine, Starbucks is committed to providing the highest quality coffee in the world, while maintaining its ethos to make the world a little better than they found it. Starbucks was first established in 1971, with a mission to “inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup, and one neighbourhood at a time.”

Since 2016, Hans Melotte has been the Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain at Starbucks. “I’ve had the opportunity to lead a truly world-class procurement organization at Johnson & Johnson, and as I embark on this new chapter, I am honored to join Starbucks and help shape the future of its global supply chain operations,” commented Melotte on his appointment in 2016.

Image source: Starbucks

8 | Johnson and Johnson

Believing that good health is the foundation of vibrant lives, thriving communities and forward progress, Johnson and Johnson ranks at number eight on the Supply Chain Top 25. Founded in 1887, Johnson and Johnson has been striving to keep people healthy at every age and stage of life for over 130 years.

Kathy Wengel is the current Executive Vice President and Chief Global Supply Chain Officer. Wengel leads all aspects of Johnson and Johnson’s supply chain across its three business sectors: consumer health, medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

Image source: Johnson and Johnson

7 | HP Inc. 

Ranking at number seven, HP’s vision is to create technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. “We won’t stop pushing ahead, because you won’t stop pushing ahead. You’re reinventing how you work. How you play. How you live. With our technology, you’ll reinvent your world.”

Currently, Vinod Bhatt is the Senior Director and Head of Supply Chain Operations at HP.

Image source: HP Inc.

6 | Intel 

“Making possible the most amazing experiences of the future,” ranking at number six, Intel strives to invent at the boundaries of technology to make amazing experiences possible for businesses and society. Intel harnesses the capabilities of cloud, IoT, memory and programmable solutions and 5G.

Currently, Wendy Spratt is the Senior Director of Global Supply Chain at Intel.

Image source: Intel

5 | Cisco Systems

Ranking at number five, Cisco Systems began its operations in 1984 and strives to create a digital society that works for everyone. With its more than 30 years of experience Cisco strives to harness its knowledge to help accelerate a digital future, support innovation and form smart cities. 

David Ashley is the current Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Operations at Cisco.

Image source: Cisco Systems

4 | PepsiCo

For over 50 years, PepsiCo has been committed to being the leading food and beverage company in the world. Founded in 1965, PepsiCo is committed to doing business the right way adapting its vision in 2019 to “being the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Purpose.”

Brad Stroup is currently the Supply Chain Director at PepsiCo.

Image source: PepsiCo

3 | Nestle

Ranking at number three, Nestle is one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies. Nestle’s began its operations in 1866 with a purpose to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future. 

Ali Akbar is the current Head of Supply Chain at Nestle.

Image source: Nestle

2 | Inditex

Since 1963, Inditex has transformed its operations from a small family business into one of the world’s largest fashion retailers with eight brands (Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home and Uterqüe). The retailer ranks at number two in Garnter’s Supply Chain Top 25.

Image source: Inditex

1 | Colgate-Palmolive

Ranking number one on Gartner’s Supply Chain Top 25, Colgate-Palmolive has been operating for more than 200 years as a global company serving hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide. 

Colgate-Palmolive’s three fundamental values include: caring, global teamwork and continuous improvement. These values are at the core of everything the company does.

Currently at Colgate-Palmolive Josue Munoz is the Vice President of Global Supply Chain.

Image source: Colgate

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10 | Nike

With a mission to drive the world to do everything possible to expand the human potential, Nike ranks at number 10 on Gartner’s Supply Chain Top 25. Founded in 1972, Nike strives to create groundbreaking sport innovations, by making its products more sustainable. 

Eric Sprunk is the current Chief Operating Officer at Nike. He is incharge of Nike’s manufacturing, sourcing, technology, procurement and demand and supply chain management. Sprunk is focused on Nike’s critical capabilities and connecting its internal functions under an integrated global operations team. 

Image source: Nike

9 | Starbucks

Ranking at number nine, Starbucks is committed to providing the highest quality coffee in the world, while maintaining its ethos to make the world a little better than they found it. Starbucks was first established in 1971, with a mission to “inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup, and one neighbourhood at a time.”

Since 2016, Hans Melotte has been the Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain at Starbucks. “I’ve had the opportunity to lead a truly world-class procurement organization at Johnson & Johnson, and as I embark on this new chapter, I am honored to join Starbucks and help shape the future of its global supply chain operations,” commented Melotte on his appointment in 2016.

Image source: Starbucks

8 | Johnson and Johnson

Believing that good health is the foundation of vibrant lives, thriving communities and forward progress, Johnson and Johnson ranks at number eight on the Supply Chain Top 25. Founded in 1887, Johnson and Johnson has been striving to keep people healthy at every age and stage of life for over 130 years.

Kathy Wengel is the current Executive Vice President and Chief Global Supply Chain Officer. Wengel leads all aspects of Johnson and Johnson’s supply chain across its three business sectors: consumer health, medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

Image source: Johnson and Johnson

7 | HP Inc. 

Ranking at number seven, HP’s vision is to create technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. “We won’t stop pushing ahead, because you won’t stop pushing ahead. You’re reinventing how you work. How you play. How you live. With our technology, you’ll reinvent your world.”

Currently, Vinod Bhatt is the Senior Director and Head of Supply Chain Operations at HP.

Image source: HP Inc.

6 | Intel 

“Making possible the most amazing experiences of the future,” ranking at number six, Intel strives to invent at the boundaries of technology to make amazing experiences possible for businesses and society. Intel harnesses the capabilities of cloud, IoT, memory and programmable solutions and 5G.

Currently, Wendy Spratt is the Senior Director of Global Supply Chain at Intel.

Image source: Intel

5 | Cisco Systems

Ranking at number five, Cisco Systems began its operations in 1984 and strives to create a digital society that works for everyone. With its more than 30 years of experience Cisco strives to harness its knowledge to help accelerate a digital future, support innovation and form smart cities. 

David Ashley is the current Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Operations at Cisco.

Image source: Cisco Systems

4 | PepsiCo

For over 50 years, PepsiCo has been committed to being the leading food and beverage company in the world. Founded in 1965, PepsiCo is committed to doing business the right way adapting its vision in 2019 to “being the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Purpose.”

Brad Stroup is currently the Supply Chain Director at PepsiCo.

Image source: PepsiCo

3 | Nestle

Ranking at number three, Nestle is one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies. Nestle’s began its operations in 1866 with a purpose to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future. 

Ali Akbar is the current Head of Supply Chain at Nestle.

Image source: Nestle

2 | Inditex

Since 1963, Inditex has transformed its operations from a small family business into one of the world’s largest fashion retailers with eight brands (Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home and Uterqüe). The retailer ranks at number two in Garnter’s Supply Chain Top 25.

Image source: Inditex

1 | Colgate-Palmolive

Ranking number one on Gartner’s Supply Chain Top 25, Colgate-Palmolive has been operating for more than 200 years as a global company serving hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide. 

Colgate-Palmolive’s three fundamental values include: caring, global teamwork and continuous improvement. These values are at the core of everything the company does.

Currently at Colgate-Palmolive Josue Munoz is the Vice President of Global Supply Chain.

Image source: Colgate

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