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Schneider Electric ranked #5 in Gartner’s 2018 Supply Chain Top 15 for Europe

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  • Schneider Electric moved up two positions, is among the top 10 for the fourth consecutive year
  • Earlier this year, Schneider achieved #12 position in Gartner’s worldwide Top 25 Supply Chain rankings for 2018, moving up 5 positions

Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced it has jumped two places to #5 in Gartner’s 2018 Supply Chain Top 15 for Europe. The rankings for Europe were announced by Gartner at its annual Supply Chain Executive Conference in London, UK earlier this week.

Breaking into the top 5 on Gartner’s Europe list

“We are very pleased with breaking into the top 5 on Gartner’s Europe list. This last year has been one of intensified digital transformation for us, especially accelerated with our Smart Factory deployments in Europe (and elsewhere) as part of our Tailored Sustainable Connected 4.0 supply chain journey. This award is entirely due to the tireless efforts of our Global Supply Chain employees, and their individual contribution to delivering customer, quality and supply chain excellence”, said Mourad Tamoud, Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain Operations, Schneider Electric.

“With the deployment of Schneider’s own EcoStruxure™ solutions in our sites, we have demonstrated our internal successes in digitization initiatives to customers. We will continue implementations worldwide to achieve impactful outcomes in our own supply chain operational efficiencies to deliver excellent performance and to support business growth for the Group. We will continue to execute with speed and innovation to bring value to our customers in this digitized industrial world”, he said.

Bringing value to customers in a digitized industrial world

According to Gartner, there are three key supply chain trends common to European supply chain leaders:

  • Scaling digital supply chain capabilities — The use of robotic automation, sensor-based monitoring, augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI)-based customer service is now being scaled in factories, warehouses and back offices. In addition, companies are working toward the goal of end-to-end synchronization from point-of-demand back to manufacturing and supply.
  • Customer collaboration, service and experience — Focusing on the total customer experience by better understanding customers’ use of products, predicting future demand and more quickly responding to issues even before they appear.
  • Visibility and traceability across the end-to-end supply chain — Operating in a business ecosystem with real-time insights to not only react upon disruptions, but also be more predictive.

Earlier this May, Schneider was recognized on Gartner’s Supply Chain Top 25 for 2018, where it moved up five positions to #12 on the research company’s worldwide compilation of top supply chain performers announced at its Supply Chain Executive Conference in the United States. Gartner’s annual rankings identify supply chain leaders and highlight their best practices.

Throughout 2017, Schneider’s Global Supply Chain Operations – comprising 207 manufacturing plants in 44 countries and 98 distribution centers – saw its 86,000-strong workforce manage over 260,000 product references and process over 150,000 order lines daily.

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