Select an organisation from Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 List 2016 and one of its competitors and research, describe, compare and evaluate the supply chain processes and practices of the two organisations. In comparing the two organisations a particular focus should be on quantitative metrics such as return on assets, inventory turns and cash?to?cash cycle times and it is important that you show how you calculated these.
Gartner, Inc. has released the results of its annual Supply Chain Top 25, identifying supply chain leaders and highlighting their best practices. Analysts announced the results at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, which is being held this week at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Ariz.
“2019 is the 15th consecutive year we are publishing the Supply Chain Top 25 ranking,” said Mike Griswold, vice president, analyst at Gartner. “The ranking consists of an impressive group of leaders, including two new entrants, one from retail and one from the chemical sectors.
Colgate-Palmolive scored the top spot in the ranking for the first time, followed by Inditex, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Cisco . Chinese e-commerce company, Alibaba, and Dutch chemical company, Akzo Nobel, joined the Supply Chain Top 25 for the first time.
“Colgate-Palmolive’s strong financial performance, combined with its focus on an aligned organization 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.”