Top 10 biggest supply chains

Supply Chain Digital By DALE BENTON . May 23, 2019, 4:07AM
Top 10 biggest supply chains
In recent years, companies the world over have invested heavily into optimizing their supply chain processes in order to drive value across their operations. We look at the top ten supply chains of 2018, as ranked by Gartner

1- UnileverWith a truly diversified portfolio ranging from foods, soaps, shampoos and everyday household products, Unilever is the world leader in consumer goods.

2- InditexOne of the world’s largest fashion retailers, Spanish multinational company Inditex places sustainability at the heart of its supply chain operation.

3-Sisco systems: Provider of industry-leading technology products and solutions, Cisco completely transformed its supply chain function in 2018 to boost agility, resiliency and ability to scale.

4- Colgate PalmoliveOperating in more than 200 countries, Colgate-Palmolive is the premier manufacturer and distributor of consumer products including oral care, personal care and pet nutrition products.

5- IntelTech behemoth Intel, based in Santa Clara, USA, is a key player in the digital transformation of supply chains worldwide but in recent years, the company looked at its own supply chain and embraced this digital revolution.  In 2017, the company embarked on a major digital transformation of its supply chain systems and implemented SAP HANHA to power this journey.

6-Nike: Nike’s global vision is to “bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world,” says Nike’s global mission, adding that “if you have a body, you’re an athlete.”  The supply chain proves key to this vision, As Chairman, President and CEO, Mark Parker asserts that Nike is “incredibly energised about 2019 – with a full innovation pipeline, the most personal, responsive retail experiences in the industry, and a supply chain that’s delivering at scale.

7-NestleThe world’s largest food and beverage company with more than 2,000 brands present in 189 countries, Nestle incorporated a number of global supply chain initiatives in 2018. In late 2018, the company announced an accelerated plan towards its 2020 No Deforestation commitment. This will involve becoming the first food company to implement a satellite-based service to monitor 100% of its global palm oil supply chain.

8- PepsicoWith brands such as Pepsi, Doritos, Mountain Dew and Quaker under its umbrella, PepsiCo is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world. To this end, it recognises the level of responsibility it has to ensure efficiency and best practice across its entire supply chain.

9- H&M2018 represented a key turning point for H&M and its supply chain. In response to a below expected growth of 3% in 2017, the company announced that 2018 would see greater investment in technologies to make its supply chain faster, more flexible and more responsive to “mirror our customers’ fast-changing needs,” Karl-Johan Persson, CEO of H&M, told CIPS.

10-StarbucksSince opening its first store back in 1971, Starbucks has set out to be a ‘different kind of company’. Its core mission is to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup and one neighbourhood at a time. Starbucks currently has more than 24,000 stores across more than 75 markets. Since announcing a company-wide supply chain reinvention in 2008, Starbucks has continuously delivered on its promise.


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