(CJ Wehlage – Kinaxis.com)
In part one of this blog series, I noted the changes, or lack thereof, to Gartner’s list of the Top 25 Supply Chains. After realizing little has changed, with the exception of creating a new “Masters” category, which doesn’t really fix anything in the rankings, I had two important thoughts and an epiphany.
Amazon’s #1 Position makes me think of two things:
Where in the world is Google?
Amazon is a software company that built expertise around services and distribution. That distribution model is fantastic for getting fast delivery. In the same light, I would advocate FedEx, UPS and DHL be in at least the Top 50 ranks.
Google is an internet company. Sure, they are known as a search engine, maps, communications, advertising, and services company. However, the key message from Gartner this year was the “digital” aspect of supply chains. Click here to read more.
Related: Top 25 Supply Chains Pt. 1: Masters Category (Kinaxis – 21st Century Supply Chain)