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Lenovo Demonstrates Excellence in Global Supply Chain Management

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⇨ Lenovo's digital transformation and adoption of advanced technologies have led to significant reductions in lead times

⇨ Lenovo's first European in-house manufacturing facility improved delivery times and contributed to more efficient and sustainable transportation

⇨ Lenovo prioritizes supply chain security through robust cybersecurity measures, a trusted supplier program, and physical security measures

Lenovo, a global technology manufacturer, has been recognized for excellence in supply chain management securing the eighth spot in Gartner’s Supply Chain Top 25 for 2023. This annual list identifies companies that excel in global supply chain management.

The list serves as a spotlight on chief supply chain officers and their teams, inspiring innovation, and leadership. The consideration process is based on a combination of business performance and opinion to create a comprehensive composite score. Business performance is measured through financial and ESG data while he opinion component reflects leadership and potential in the supply chain community.

Lenovo has leveraged 5G, AI, AR/VR, Blockchain, Big Data, and IoT to reduce lead times for customers, shipping an impressive four devices per second. Lenovo’s Hefei Factory, LCFC, was also recently recognized by the World Economic Forum as part of its Global Lighthouse Network, comprising 132 leading manufacturers utilizing fourth industrial revolution technologies.

Lenovo’s supply chain stands out with its unique global hybrid manufacturing footprint, with more than 35 factories worldwide. The company has further expanded its manufacturing capabilities by opening its first European in-house facility in Budapest. This facility has reduced delivery times across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and contributed to more efficient and sustainable transportation.

Lenovo’s investments to develop an innovative and resilient supply chain, incorporate cybersecurity and their trusted supplier program to manage third-party risk. The company also ensures physical security throughout its logistics process, safeguarding products from manufacturing to delivery. Lenovo has seen remarkable benefits, including improved forecast modeling with AI and enhanced scheduling time efficiency.

In addition to its supply chain achievements, Lenovo has been at the forefront of sustainability efforts. The company was among the first to receive Net-Zero validation from the Science Based Targets initiative, and its targets have been validated by the Net-Zero Standard. Lenovo has also collaborated with Maersk, Kuehne and Nagel to establish more sustainable ocean and air freight transportation solutions.

Looking ahead, Lenovo remains dedicated to reducing its emissions. As part of its net-zero commitments, the company aims to reduce scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030.

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