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What’s Your Supply Chain Priority?

What does it take to remain a supply chain leader? Supply Chain Management Review put that question to executives at four of the best performing global supply chains and asked about their plans to remain at the top of their games in the year ahead.

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We all know the best performing supply chains and what they have done to reach the top rungs in their industries. After all, SCMR publishes Gartner’s annual Supply Chain Top 25 every September. But as with winning sports teams, no supply chain can rest on its laurels. The day after winning the Super Bowl, the World Series, or the Final Four, the best coaches begin preparing for the season ahead. So it is with supply chains: The best run organizations are constantly looking for the areas in which they have room for improvement, as well as the innovations that may put further distance between them and the rest of the pack.

So, what are the priorities for the coming year for supply chain leaders? That’s a question we put to supply chain executives at four companies on this year’s Supply Chain Top 25: Unilever (No. 4), P&G (No. 5), Cisco (No. 7), and Intel (No. 8).

The initiatives they have put at the top of their To Do lists for 2015 are diverse and reflect the broad umbrella that covers supply chain management. They may also provide food for thought for your own organization. 

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We all know the best performing supply chains and what they have done to reach the top rungs in their industries. After all, SCMR publishes Gartner’s annual Supply Chain Top 25 every September. But as with winning sports teams, no supply chain can rest on its laurels. The day after winning the Super Bowl, the World Series, or the Final Four, the best coaches begin preparing for the season ahead. So it is with supply chains: The best run organizations are constantly looking for the areas in which they have room for improvement, as well as the innovations that may put further distance between them and the rest of the pack.

So, what are the priorities for the coming year for supply chain leaders? That’s a question we put to supply chain executives at four companies on this year’s Supply Chain Top 25: Unilever (No. 4), P&G (No. 5), Cisco (No. 7), and Intel (No. 8).

The initiatives they have put at the top of their To Do lists for 2015 are diverse and reflect the broad umbrella that covers supply chain management. They may also provide food for thought for your own organization. 

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About the Author

Bob Trebilcock
Bob Trebilcock, editorial director, has covered materials handling, technology, logistics and supply chain topics for nearly 30 years. In addition to Supply Chain Management Review, he is also Executive Editor of Modern Materials Handling. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Trebilcock lives in Keene, NH. He can be reached at 603-357-0484.

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