Apple has again topped the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 followed by McDonalds and Amazon.
But after that there are two newcomers to the Top 5 – Unilever at number 4 and Intel at 5.
The Top 25 also features three newcomers: Ford, Lenovo and Qualcomm.
The rankings are made up of five elements. A quarter of each company’s score is given over to peer opinion, another quarter goes to Gartner opinion. Three year weighted ROA accounts for another quarter of the scored while inventory turns (15 per cent) and 3 weight revenue growth (10 per cent) make up the remainder.
The Top 25
7 Cisco Systems
8 Samsung Electronics
9 Coca Cola Company
13 Wal-Mart Stores
20 Lenovo Group
22 Ford Motor
25 Johnson & Johnson
“Leading supply chain organisation are going beyond specific talent initiatives to look at the fundamentals of motivation in their supply chain teams,” said Stan Aronow, research director at Gartner.
“For them it’s about engaging hearts, not just minds; it’s about igniting passion and excitement for the work, not just compliance. These organisation use terms such as wanting to be a destination company, or an employer of choice in supply chain. They’re finding ways to connect individual activity not only to their corporate goals, but to a larger aspirational goal.”