SCM World announced winners of its second annual Power of the Profession awards and manufacturers Intel and The Dow Chemical Company garnered the top awards. The winners were judged on delivering outstanding business value and wider societal impact through supply chain management.

Intel was cited as the Supply Chain Talent Breakthrough of the Year award for leadership development programs including Women in Supply Chain Excellence (WISE) which is focused on development, retention and advancement of high potential female professionals. Through the WISE initiative, 49 percent of the participants have moved to new jobs, a retention rate of 99 percent has been achieved and through individual efforts, the participants have saved Intel more than $800 million.

The Dow Chemical Company was cited as for the Supply Chain Breakthrough of the Year award for its re-inventive strategy that transformed the company’s focus from efficiency to one of a focus on customer service and experience. The approach included enhanced metrics and a product portfolio aimed at addressing needs of customers, suppliers and the communities in which Dow Chemical does business.

Other winners were noted as:

AstraZeneca for Supply Chain Societal Breakthrough of the Year

Intel for Diversity and Engagement Breakthrough of the Year

The Coca Cola Company as Supply Chain Capability Breakthrough of the Year

Volvo Car Group for Leadership Capability Breakthrough of the Year.


Supply Chain Matters extends it congratulations to all of these cited winners for their outstanding efforts in advancing supply chain management learning and business practice.