Gartner Announces Their Ranking For The 2018 Supply Chain Top Ten

The Gartner Supply Chain Top Ten


Every year, Gartner identifies the 25 companies that best exemplify the demand-driven ideal for today's supply chain. Starting with the Fortune 500 list of top US companies and the Forbes global 2000 list, they first eliminate those not operating with a physical supply chain. They also remove companies not achieving an annual minimum revenue of $12 billion. Then, they analyze publicly available financial data, in particular looking at return on assets (ROA), inventory turns and revenue growth. Finally, they factor in peer opinion and Gartner's opinion, as well as factors such as social and environmental responsibility.

On May 17, 2018, they released their list for 2018, the top ten consisting of: Unilever, Inditex, Cisco Systems, Colgate-Palmolive, Intel, Nike, Nestlé, PepsiCo, H&M and Starbucks. This graph identifies the factors which contributed to these brands reaching the coveted position:

The top 25 in full:

1. Unilever

2. Inditex

3. Cisco Systems

4. Colgate-Palmolive

5. Intel

6. Nike

7. Nestlé

8. PepsiCo

9. H&M

10. Starbucks

11. 3M

12. Schneider Electric

13. Novo Nordisk

14. HP Inc.

15. L'Oréal

16. Diageo

17. Samsung Electronics

18. Johnson & Johnson

19. BASF

20. Walmart

21. Kimberly-Clark

22. The Coca-Cola Co.

23. Home Depot

24. Adidas

25. BMW

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