P&G’s supply chain excellence has once again been externally recognized by Gartner, a leading industry consulting firm, with the release of its 2021 ‘Supply Chain Top 25’ rankings. Gartner named P&G as one of five supply chain ‘__Masters__’ – the seventh consecutive year P&G has earned this distinction.
Gartner has been publishing the Supply Chain Top 25 annual ranking for 17 years, highlighting large manufacturers, retailers and distributors that demonstrate supply chain leadership in customer-driven partnerships, advanced analytics and corporate social responsibility. But given the challenges from the pandemic, the past year was especially tough.
“For over a year, our supply chain has been tested to the extreme by disruptions created by the pandemic,” said Julio Nemeth, Chief Product Supplier Officer. “We needed to adapt to new ways of working, different safety protocols, working remotely and working from home, real-time decision making in our daily demand and supply planning, new logistics solutions, and qualifying alternative materials and suppliers with agility when lockdowns imposed restrictions to the existing ones.”
The Masters were broadly recognized by Gartner for having a clear vision for their supply chains, an unwavering commitment to operational excellence, the discipline needed to deliver sustained performance and the focus on constructive disruption.
“All along, our Product Supply organization built competitive advantage by meeting and exceeding our operational excellence and value creation goals. This is one of the things that sets P&G apart, and is one of the reasons why we were recognized for the 7th year in a row as a Gartner Supply Chain Master. Thank you to the people of Product Supply as well as our ecosystem of partners and suppliers for your tremendous effort!”
About the Masters
Gartner created the Masters distinction to recognize an elite group for demonstrating long-term consistent excellence. P&G, Apple, Amazon, McDonald’s and Unilever are the only companies in the ‘Master’ category. ‘__Master__’ criteria includes being ranked among the top five companies for at least 7 of the past 10 years. Gartner’s scoring is comprised of a mix of financial, ESG (environmental, social, governance) and opinion-based components. Masters are not included in the Supply Chain Top 25.