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30 August 2013 | Marino Donati
Samsung has retained its position as the company with the best supply chain in Asia Pacific, according to the latest rankings.
Research firm Gartner has published its annual table of the top 25 supply chains in the region.
Samsung’s “advanced and highly integrated supply chain” helped the firm stay at the top, and saw it rise from 13th to eighth place in the worldwide ranking.
Computer firm Lenovo moved up two places from last year. It also improved its global ranking by 23 spots, placing the organisation in 20th place for 2013.
Lenovo's hybrid supply chain model demonstrated advanced segmentation and supply chain analytic capabilities, which helped the company to reduce costs while significantly improving delivery performance, according to Gartner.
The Asia Pacific rankings included five new companies in the top 10: Haier, Flextronics, Honda Motor, Canon and LG Electronics.
The rankings, which are aimed at highlighting best practice for the benefit of operators in the region, are complied considering financial performance and opinion on future potential.
Gartner research director Debashis Tarafdar said many organisations were likely to revamp their supply chains to improve long-term stability.
“We see many organizations investing significant resources in re-evaluating their supply network, developing lean manufacturing practices and creating multitier supply chain visibility,” he said.
2013 Gartner Supply Chain Top 10: Asia Pacific
4. Hyundai Motor
5. Tata Motors
6. Toyota Motor
8. Honda Motor