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SCM World Names Schneider Electric Power of the Profession Award Winner

MIAMI – SCM World, the supply chain talent development partner for the world’s leading companies, announced that Schneider Electric and Unilever were selected as the winners of the company’s inaugural Power of the Profession Awards.

In its purpose to empower professionals with the capability, commitment and confidence to drive greater positive impact on business performance, SCM World designed the awards to celebrate the most influential and innovative initiatives of the past year.

The winners demonstrated ongoing commitments to delivering outstanding business value and wider positive societal impact through supply chain management. They were selected from nearly 80 different companies from across the globe, and were determined by a distinguished judging panel including more than 30 supply chain, operations and procurement executives from Fortune 500 companies such as Nestle, P&G, Chevron, Grainger, Microsoft, BASF, Revlon, Merck and many more.

“Schneider Electric and Unilever both showed impressive breakthrough initiatives that displayed unique innovation, execution and impact,” said Oliver Sloane, CEO of SCM World. “We are honored to announce the winners of our inaugural Power of the Profession awards and celebrate game-changing breakthroughs impacting not just the supply chain profession, but the world at large.”

Schneider Electric received the Supply Chain Talent Breakthrough of the Year award for its Edison Program and Global Supply Chain Academy that were developed to support a global transformation called the Tailored Supply Chain. These two talent programs educated the entire organization on cross-functional supply chain expertise and leading supply chain capabilities. The initiative reduced customer dissatisfaction on deliveries by 27 percent and raised the company’s service level performance by three points. It also improved the amount of industrial productivity by generating a €340 million ($387 million) contribution per year on average to the company’s performance. Schneider Electric now has a stronger bench of diverse global talent which resulted in the company making LinkedIn’s top 50 “Most InDemand Company” list.

“We are very proud of the Schneider Electric team for embracing the supply chain transformation and learning more about the roles we all have in delivering value to our customers,” said Annette Clayton, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Schneider Electric. “We are grateful and humbled by this recognition and will use the opportunity to share our best practices about these innovative programs as this is the true meaning behind the award and the underlying purpose of SCM World.”

Ferran Raurich, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain Human Resources, added, “We are honored that our talent strategy, and in particular these two programs, are recognized as being innovative and best-in-class.”

For more information visit SCM World Power of the Profession Awards

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