Meet the 2020 Power of the Profession Finalists

SCM World of Gartner is thrilled to announce this year’s POTP finalists!

Supply Chain Breakthrough of the Year:

  • Colgate-Palmolive: Reducing impact on the environment through TRUE Zero Waste certification. Enables facilities to define, pursue and achieve their zero waste goals, reducing carbon footprints and costs, and supporting public health.
  • Hershey’s: Sweet to its Core: A unique segmentation strategy to deliver world-class service. Unlocked top-line growth and margins through segmentation based on product characteristics, enabled expanded distribution and leveraged innovative techniques to drive core product sales.
  • Lenovo: Sustainable Low-Temperature Soldering has never been cooler. Invented and open-sourced a technology that lowers the heat required to make laptop motherboards, yielding 35% lower power consumption and carbon emissions.
  • Ralph Lauren: Transforming the value chain with serialized digital product identities. Using a unique digital product identifier to offer valuable product information and recommendations to end consumers.
  • Rush University Medical Center: Re-engineering replenishment for total value and patient outcomes. An end-to-end supply chain solution leveraging new distribution partners, replenishment techniques and improved cross-functional coordination, that also supports Rush’s local community.
  • Schneider Electric: Smart Logistics. Platform delivering increased performance and customer visibility of the end-to-end customer fulfillment process.

Talent Breakthrough of the Year: 

  • Bayer: Boosting local qualification and employability in Argentina. Offering free skills training to members of the community in partnership with local non-governmental organizations.
  •  Cisco: More than numbers. A comprehensive global inclusion and talent strategy driving diversity and inclusion at all levels of the organization.
  • HP Inc.: Evolving from supply chain academy to digital fitness academy. Retooling and expanding academy participants and curricula to propel the digital workforce of the future. 
  • Intel: Building strategic advantage through analytic fluency and skillsets. A comprehensive training and coaching program boosting analytical capabilities in supply chain.
  • Intermountain Healthcare: Where the disabled are enabled, and minorities feel like majorities. Creative solutions to expand work opportunities for underserved communities.
  • Johnson & Johnson: Fast track ideas to life with visibility, speed and passion for customers. Unlocking supply chain innovation in a massive global workforce.