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The American consulting company Gartner has published this year’s rank of companies in the „supply chain” category. Colgate-Palmolive is at the forefront for the first time, while the winner of last year’s ranking, Unilever,  shifted to the „Masters” category.

In mid-May, Gartner presented its annual rank, in which the consulting company assesses supply chain leaders and highlights the best practices they use. This ranking is the fifteenth edition of the Supply Chain Top 25.

The ranking consists of an impressive group of leaders, including two new entrants, one from retail and one from the chemical sectors.” – said Mike Griswold, vice president and analyst at Gartner during a conference in Phoenix.

Colgate-Palmolive took first place in the ranking. Inditex, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Cisco Systems have followed it. The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and the Dutch chemical company Akzo Nobel joined the list of 25 best logistics chains this year.

„Colgate-Palmolive’s strong financial performance, combined with its focus on an aligned organisation and impressive work in corporate social responsibility, helped drive the move up from the fourth position in 2018 to the top spot in 2019,” said Mr Griswold.

The company is focused on building a business-first mindset enabled by new technologies, enhanced decision-making and leadership capabilities.”

Last year’s leader, Unilever, who had been in the top five for seven years in a row, was transferred to the „Masters” category, where it joined the group of such companies as Apple, P & G, Amazon and McDonalds. The Masters category was created 10 years ago. It includes companies that have been leaders in the supply chain for many years.

Supply Chain Top 25  – 2019:

  1. Colgate-Palmolive
  2. Inditex
  3. Nestlé
  4. PepsiCo
  5. Cisco Systems
  6. Intel
  7. HP Inc.
  8. Johnsons & Johnsons
  9. Starbucks
  10. Nike
  11. Schneider Electric
  12. Diageo
  13. Alibaba
  14. Walmart
  15. L’Oréal
  16. H & M
  17. 3M
  18. Novo Nordisk
  19. Home Depot
  20. Coca Cola Company
  21. Samsung Electronics
  22. BASF.
  23. adidas
  24. Akzo Nobel
  25. BMW

Photo: Bartosz Wawryszuk

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