Amazon takes top spot in Gartner supply chain rankingJune 2015
Information technology research and advisory company, Gartner has issued its annual Supply Chain Top 25.
The top five include three from last year — Amazon, McDonald’s and Unilever — one returning leader, Intel, and a newcomer to the elite group, Inditex, the Spanish fashion retailer. Three companies rejoined the list this year after a lengthy hiatus, with L’Oréal at No. 22, Toyota at No. 24 and Home Depot at No. 25.
The top 10 comprises: Amazon, McDonald’s, Unilever, Intel, Inditex, Cisco Systems, H&M, Samsung Electronics, Colgate-Palmolive and Nike.
Perennial past leaders Apple and Procter & Gamble (P&G) are not included on this year’s list as Gartner has now created a ‘masters’ category which recognizes companies that have consistently had top five composite scores for at least seven out of the last 10 years.
Stan Aronow, research vice president at Gartner, said that both Apple and P&G have made major contributions to the supply chain profession over the years. P&G was one of the first to characterize and embed the concept of a consumer-driven supply chain, and Apple, defining the very notion of a “solution” supply chain, blazed new trails with its demand creation capabilities.
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