Unilever Named Top Supply Chain Operation
US-based IT research and advisory firm Gartner has named its top supply chains companies of 2016, with Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever coming out on top.
The 'Supply Chain Top 25' identifies the world's supply chain leaders and highlights their best practices. Unilever took home the prize for the first time.
Unilever pipped fast food chain McDonald's to the top spot, also edging out technology giants Amazon and Intel. A number of food companies featured in the list, including Coca-Cola (9th), Nestlé (10th) and PepsiCo (15th).
Other retail and FMCG firms that featured in the list were Walmart (16th), Colgate-Palmolive (13th), L'Oréal (19th), Johnson & Johnson (21st) and Kimberly-Clark (24th).
"2016 marks the 12th year of our annual Supply Chain Top 25 ranking," said Stan Aronow, research vice president at Gartner.
"In this year's edition, there are several long-time leaders with new lessons to share and a number of more recent entrants from the high-tech, industrial, chemical, auto and life sciences sectors."
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