The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 includes a peer opinion component in its ranking methodology. This component comprises 25% of the total score on which the final ranking is based.
The other components are the Gartner Analyst Panel score (25%) and business data (e.g., return on assets, inventory turns, revenue growth and a corporate social responsibility metric), which collectively account for 50% of the score. The goal of the peer panel is to draw on the extensive knowledge of the professionals that, as customers and/or suppliers, interact and have direct experience with the companies being ranked. Additional knowledge of companies on the list is gained by exposure to periodicals, websites, white papers and conferences.