'Supply Chain Top 25' features Unilever for first time
26 June 2009: Unilever has secured its first listing in the 'Supply Chain Top 25' - a ranking of supply chain leaders published annually by AMR Research, a company offering research and advisory services to supply chain and IT professionals.
Ranking measures operational strength and innovation
Along with fellow newcomers Intel and Colgate, Unilever joined a list dominated by the likes of Proctor & Gamble (P&G) (which has figured in the top five for the past five years), Dell and Johnson & Johnson. This year’s list was topped by Apple.
All companies who won places in the listing were commended for leading the way in applying innovation and operational excellence to their supply chain activities. They were also distinguished for their culture, finely-tuned metrics, talent, close relationship with R&D, and great processes - as well as for their proactive approach.
"We’re delighted to have won a place amongst the world’s top Supply Chain leaders in this listing," says David Blanchard, Chief Supply Chain Officer."Unilever, like other companies which made the ranking, was assessed both on its operational excellence today, and on its future potential as a supply chain leader - which gives us plenty to feel proud and excited about.
"We also received a special commendation for our track record for incorporating CSR into supply chain activities - yet another confirmation of our wide renown as an ethical company. While this is great recognition of our progress, we’re not going to stop there - and are determined to getting even more out of Supply Chain, especially when it comes to customer service and boosting competitiveness.