DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company has earned the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 award at the 2013 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, the global cross-industry event for supply chain leadership.
Ford is the top-ranked automaker for two years in a row and the only automaker in the top 25. Ford improved its overall ranking from No. 51 in 2011 to No. 26 in 2012 to No. 22 this year. At the awards ceremony, Gartner Vice President Ken Ruggles said Ford’s accomplishments include “managing product complexity, managing global manufacturing capacity and doubling down on China.”
“Ford is constantly striving to be the best in the world in our manufacturing operations,” said John Fleming, executive vice president, global manufacturing and labor affairs. “The recognition of our strong global material planning and logistics team is confirmation we’re getting closer to that goal – not only in the automotive world, but across global industries.”
With a total global buy of $90 billion, the Ford global material planning and logistics team manages 130,000 parts currently being manufactured, more than 500 production commodities and more than 600 non-production commodities.
“Ford is honored to receive this award, as it is the result of adhering to the One Ford plan,” said Stephen Harley, executive director, global material planning and logistics and parts supply and logistics, and “Logistician of the Year” – Automotive Supply Chain Global Awards 2012. “Around the world, we have a truly exceptional team of professionals specializing in every aspect of logistics and supply chain processes.”
According to Gartner Inc., a research and advisory firm, the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 is based on a composite score of return on assets (25 percent), a Gartner analyst voting panel (25 percent), a peer voting panel of about 170 supply chain executives (25 percent), inventory turns (15 percent) and revenue growth (10 percent).