Gartner, Inc. has announced the winners of the 2020 Power of the Profession Awards. The awards are community-selected recognitions of the most impactful supply chain initiatives of the year. A panel of more than 40 chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) and leading academics contributed to the selection.
“Gartner’s Power of the Profession Award winners are voted on by peers. This is a unique invitation for the supply chain community to select the stories they feel most proud to represent and advance their profession,” said Stan Aronow, vice president and distinguished analyst with the Gartner Supply Chain practice.
The two categories “Supply Chain Breakthrough of the Year” and “Talent Breakthrough of the Year” each featured three subcategories. The overall winners, Schneider Electric and Intermountain Healthcare, were selected from the subcategory winners by an executive judging panel based on their demonstration of excellence across all three subcategories.
Supply Chain Breakthrough of the Year
Business Win of the Year: Schneider Electric, for its submission “Smart Logistics”.
The award celebrates a supply chain initiative that has resulted in outstanding and quantifiable business performance. Schneider Electric won by redefining the meaning of “Smart Logistics” through a platform that delivers increased performance and customer visibility of the end-to-end customer fulfillment process.
Customer or Patient Innovation of the Year: Ralph Lauren, for its submission “Transforming the value chain with serialized digital product identities”.
The award celebrates a supply chain initiative that has created a more valuable customer or patient experience. Ralph Lauren won by transforming its value chain with serialized digital product identities, offering valuable product information and recommendations to end consumers while enhancing internal operations.
Social Impact of the Year: Colgate-Palmolive, for its submission “Reducing impact on the environment through TRUE Zero Waste certification”.
The award celebrates a supply chain initiative that has achieved a positive, quantifiable impact on society, local communities and/or the environment. Colgate-Palmolive won by reducing impact on the environment through TRUE Zero Waste certification, which enables facilities to define, pursue and achieve their zero waste goals while reducing costs.
Talent Breakthrough of the Year
Talent Diversity Champion of the Year: Intermountain Healthcare, for its submission “Where the disabled are enabled, and minorities feel like majorities”.
The award celebrates a supply chain talent program that has resulted in a more diverse and engaged workforce throughout the supply chain organization. Intermountain Healthcare won by expanding work opportunities for underserved communities, ensuring the organization was a place where the disabled are enabled, and minorities feel like majorities.
Talent Payback of the Year: Intel, for its submission “Building strategic advantage through analytic fluency and skillsets”.
The award celebrates a supply chain talent initiative that has driven tangible revenue growth, cost savings, product innovation or outstanding customer satisfaction. Intel won by deciding to build strategic advantage through analytic fluency and skillset thanks to a comprehensive training and coaching program focused on boosting analytical capabilities in supply chain.
Talent Partnership of the Year: Bayer, for its submission “Boosting local qualification and employability in Argentina”.
The award celebrates a supply chain talent initiative that has extended capability development across the value chain, driving value internally and/or externally with suppliers and partners. Bayer won by revolutionizing local employability in Argentina through offering free skills training to members of the community in partnership with local non-governmental organizations.
The identification of a Gartner award winner or finalist is not an endorsement by Gartner of any vendor, product or service.
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