Schneider Electric ranked 4th in The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 for 2020

Schneider Electric | June 15, 2020

Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced it has been ranked 4th in The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 for 2020. Schneider Electric supply chain went from the eleventh position in 2019 to fourth in 2020.

This Gartner recognition scores demonstrate that Schneider-Electric continue to deliver digital transformation and the speed to reach its strategic priorities and its ability to set  and execute its strategy.

Beyond profit, leading companies focus on people and protecting the planet. According to Gartner, “major methodology changes were introduced in 2020, including a conversion to return on physical assets (ROPA) from return on assets (ROA), a reduction in the weighting of the inventory measure and an increase in weighting to the environmental, social and governance (ESG) measure. The three key factors that differentiated leading supply chains this year were being purpose-driven organizations, business model transformers and digital orchestrators.”

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