The Top 6 Supply Chain Talent Breakthroughs 2018

Beth Morgan, Research Vice President, Gartner

SCM World’s annual Power of the Profession Awards capture the leading breakthrough initiatives from the supply chain community, as recognized by their peers. This year’s six finalists in the Talent Breakthrough of the Year category reflect the importance of people to successful execution of supply chain strategy, with broad commitment to a range of initiatives that seek not only to optimize human capital for the sake of business, but also to enrich individuals and the wider social community. In this report we share inspirational initiatives from 3M, Benjamin Moore & Co., Cisco, Colgate-Palmolive, Kimberly-Clark and Land O’Lakes, and recommend how you can apply their learnings to strategies and initiatives you might be considering in your own organization.

The Top 6 Supply Chain Talent Breakthroughs 2017

Patrick Van Hull, Vice President, Research, Gartner

Global businesses are increasingly turning to their supply chains as a source of competitive differentiation, especially when creating personalized customer experiences. Accordingly, supply chain executives are expanding their responsibilities beyond fundamental functionality to include overall business leadership. As these roles and responsibilities evolve, it’s imperative that organizations recognize talent as a resource that’s as invaluable as water or energy. In this report, we take a look at the inspirational approaches that The Clorox Company, Dealer Tire, The Hershey Company, Hilti, Kaiser Permanente and Syngenta have taken to hire, progress and retain high-performing talent across their supply chains. We also recommend how you can apply their learnings to strategies and initiatives you might be considering in your organization.

The Top 6 Supply Chain Breakthroughs 2018

Patrick Van Hull, Vice President, Research, Gartner

Awarded in February 2018, the fourth year of the SCM World Power of the Profession Awards again recognized breakthrough successes in the supply chain community. This year’s Supply Chain Breakthrough Award acknowledged the success of initiatives that harnessed the power of technology to solve real business problems, sought continuous improvement processes that built upon already high expectations, and created a sense of purpose for the people engaged by the company, internally and externally.

The Top 6 Supply Chain Breakthroughs 2017

Patrick Van Hull, Vice President, Research, Gartner

Since 2012, we have asked the supply chain community about the alignment of business and supply chain strategy. In each year, including 2016, over half responded that “supply chain is understood as an equally important part of business success as sales & marketing or R&D/product development.” While not on the level of equal partnership, another third of the community found supply chain to be “an enabler of product or sales-driven business strategies.” Ultimately, supply chain plays a variety of roles in shaping business success. In this report, we highlight how six companies have delivered tangible business results through optimization, transformation and extended partnerships through their supply chains.