Gartner Power of the Profession Awards

2021 Winners Revealed

Celebrate the initiatives that create a supply chain impact

The Gartner Power of the Profession Awards are a community-led recognition of the most impactful supply chain initiatives every year.  

Each and every initiative demonstrates innovation or an elevation of the profession through a significant investment and commitment to people as critical enablers of supply chain strategy and business performance.

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    How to Enter

    The awards are open to all businesses and individuals worldwide that own, operate and/or manage a supply chain, excluding software vendors, consultancies, academic institutions or those deemed as purely service providers. You do not need to be a member of the Gartner community to submit an entry.

    Submissions for the 2022 Power of the Profession Awards will be open for entry online between May and August 2021. 

    Each entry should use no more than 1,800 words per relevant category. In addition to completing the online form, your entry can also include supporting materials in PDF, PowerPoint or video format (up to three items per entry) which may further demonstrate the scope and impact of your initiative.

    When submissions open, you will be able to click through to our online awards entry and judging system. You will need to set up an account so you can manage your nomination(s) – you can build your entry up over time and submit it when you’re ready.

    Ready to get started? Best of luck! Email any questions to SCAwards@gartner.com

    How to Vote

    First, all entries will be shortlisted down to a group of semi-finalists by expert analysts from Gartner Supply Chain research teams.

    Then we invite members of the supply chain profession who are part of the Gartner community to vote for who should make the group of finalists. Voting will take place between November 6th and December 11th, 2020 – it’s up to your professional peers to decide who makes it to the final stage!

    As a Gartner member, you will be able to cast your vote for up to six entries. You may not vote for your own company. Ineligible votes will be discarded.

    Voting can be done using the following platform: https://potp.awardsplatform.com/

    The finalists will then be individually evaluated by an expert panel of the world’s leading C-level supply chain executives and academics. In this final stage, each judge will rank the three finalists in each category based on their achievement against each of the three award criteria: innovation, execution, and impact. The final winners will be revealed during the March 17th webinar.

    2021 Executive Judges

    Ann Ackerson
    CPO
    BAE

    Antoine Simonnet
    Global Head of Supply Chain Operations
    HP Inc.

    Barry Greenhouse
    Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain
    Grainger

    Bart Derde
    Senior Vice President, Consumer Health Supply Chain and Quality
    GSK

    Cliff Henson
    Corporate Vice President, Cloud Supply Chain and Provisioning
    Microsoft 

    Curtis Lancaster
    Vice President, Supply Chain
    Dartmouth-Hitchcock

    Donald Frieson
    Executive Vice President, Supply Chain
    Lowe's

    Donna Warton
    General Manager, Devices Supply Chain 
    Microsoft

    Dr. Dirk Holbach
    Corporate Senior Vice President and CSCO, Laundry & Home Care, Managing Director Henkel Global Supply Chain B.V.
    Henkel

    Eugene Jaramillo
    Vice President, Supply Chain Management, Raytheon Missiles & Defense
    Raytheon

    Ewan Andrew
    President, Global Supply & Procurement and Chief Sustainability Officer
    Diageo

    Fares Sayegh
    Vice President, Supply Chain
    P&G

    Frank Crespo
    Chief Supply Chain Officer
    Indigo

    Gerry Rogers
    Chief Digital Officer
    Independent

    Greg Jozwiak
    Corporate, Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain
    Dow

    Halide Alagöz
    Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer and Sustainability Officer
    Ralph Lauren

    Hardeep Kharaud 
    Senior Vice President, Market Merchandising and Promotions
    Loblaw's

    Ivanka Janssen
    Senior Vice President, Global Integrated Supply Chain
    Phillips

    Jason Reiman 
    Senior Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer 
    Hershey's 

    Jim Radin
    Vice President, Operations
    McCormick

    John Church
    Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer and Global Business Solutions
    General Mills

    John Kern
    Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Operations
    Cisco

    Kathy Wengel 
    Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer
    Johnson & Johnson

    Larry Grischow
    Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Procurement
    Abercrombie & Fitch

    Linzell Harris
    Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Strategy
    AstraZeneca

    Liz O'Neill
    Executive Vice President & President, Product, Innovation and Supply Chain
    Levi's

    Luigi Giucca
    Group Head of Supply Chain
    British American Tobacco

    Maria Nieradka
    Head of Business Operations
    Repligen

    Mark Sutcliffe
    Global Vice President, Supply Chain Management
    Renault Nissan Mitsubishi

    Melanie Cook
    Chief Operating Officer
    GE Appliances 

    Michael Edmunds
    Vice President, Manufacturing and Global Supply Chain 
    Bose

    Mike Brewer
    Vice President, Global Sourcing and Manufacturing 
    Nike

    Mike Duijser
    Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer
    Ecolab

    Morris Cohen
    Co-Director, Fishman -Davidson Center for Service and Operations Management
    Wharton University of Pennsylvania 

    Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier
    Chaired Professor of Production Management 
    WHU

    Prof. Hau Lee
    Co-Director, Value Chain Innovation Initiative
    Stanford University

    Prof. Jan Fransoo, PHD
    Prof. of Operations Management and Logistics,
    Dean of Research
    Küehne Logistics University

    Ramsey Musa
    Vice President, Supply Chain
    Newmont Mining    

    Randhir Thakur
    Corporate Vice President & General Manager, Global Supply Chain
    Intel

    Renee Ure
    Chief Operating Officer, Lenovo Data Center Group 
    Lenovo

    Ricardo Ernst 
    Baratta Chair in Global Business, Prof. of Operations and Global Logistics
    Georgetown University

    Rick Spann
    Executive Vice President, Global Operations
    Church & Dwight

    Robert Blackburn
    Senior Vice President, Global Operations 
    Stanley Black & Decker

    Sandra MacQuillan
    Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer
    Mondelēz International

    Sarah Clarke
    Executive Vice President, PVH Supply North America
    PVH

    Sean Hunkler 
    Executive Vice President, Global Operations
    Western Digital

    Shawn Curran
    Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain & Product Operations
    Gap

    Sikko Zoer
    Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Distribution and Logistics
    Medtronic
     

    Terrance Brick 
    Vice President, Global Supply Chain
    Boston Scientific 

    Viju Menon
    Group President, Global Quality & Operations
    Stryker   

    Yone Dewberry
    Chief Supply Chain Officer
    Land O'Lakes

    The nomination by our organizations alone, which recognizes hard work, is a celebration of courage to challenge business-as-usual and a source of motivation for employees. Participation in these awards and having a chance to learn from the best examples of thought leadership, inspires everyone to continue to work on creating positive impact for our consumers, our business and our communities.

    Halide Alagöz

    EVP, Chief Product & Sustainability Officer, Ralph Lauren

    How the community celebrates the profession

    One major category, with four subcategories, focusing on advancing the profession:

    Supply Chain Breakthrough of the Year

    • Customer or Patient Innovation of the Year
    • Process or Technology Innovation of the Year
    • Social Impact of the Year
    • People Breakthrough of the Year
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    2020-2021 Timeline

    Oct 2, 2020

    Power of the Profession Submissions Close

    Nov 6, 2020

    Semi-Finalists Announced on Live Webinar

     
    Nov 18, 2020 


    EMEA Virtual Peer Forum

     

    Nov 6 - Dec 11, 2020

    Supply Chain Practitioner Voting

    Dec 18, 2020

    Award Finalist Announced

    Dec 18, 2020 -
    Jan 31, 2021

    Executive Judging Panel Voting

    Mar 17, 2021

    Power of the Profession Winners Announcement Webinar

     
     

    May - August 2021

    Power of the Profession Submissions Open

     

    Insights from the 2021 winners

    Gartner’s Power of the Profession Awards recognizes exemplary supply chain and talent breakthroughs that help to elevate the power of the supply chain profession.

    2021 Customer or Patient Innovation of the Year

    Johnson & Johnson: Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Supply Chain leverages 3D printing and the power of partnerships to solve urgent COVID-19 ventilator crisis.

    2021 People Breakthrough of the Year

    Dell: Empowering and enabling persons with disabilities in our factories

    2021 Process or Technology Innovation of the Year

    Microsoft: A Blockchain That Works - Saving $50M in Supply Chain Costs at Microsoft

    2021 Social Impact of the Year

    Thermo Fisher Scientific: It's Paper. It's Cool.

    2021 Supply Chain Breakthrough of the Year

    Microsoft: A Blockchain That Works - Saving $50M in Supply Chain Costs at Microsoft

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