Lenovo has been ranked #1 in the Gartner Asia/Pacific Supply Chain Top 10 for 2022, rising from #2 in 2021, and ahead of other major Asia-based businesses such as TSMC, LG Electronics, Samsung and Toyota.
This recognition highlights the operational excellence of the group’s global supply chain and manufacturing footprint. Spanning over 180 markets, Lenovo operates 35 manufacturing sites globally – including manufacturing plants in China, India and Japan. Just last year, Lenovo significantly expanded its manufacturing capabilities in India, doubling the Puducherry manufacturing line to cover a broader portfolio of consumer and commercial products.
Lenovo operates a digital-first supply chain, embracing technologies that enable more insightful decisions in supply and product management to deliver seamless customer experiences. Advanced technologies such as 5G, blockchain, IoT, and AI optimize the delivery of products and solutions to customers across the world.
This unique model provides greater flexibility and control over supply chain operations and remains a key factor in ensuring Lenovo’s flexibility and resilience amid disruptions across the global economy.
Supply chain sustainability
The Gartner ranking evaluates efforts to promote Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) innovation throughout the supply chain.
Lenovo has demonstrated world-class corporate stewardship through sustainability and social impact efforts, setting aggressive sustainability targets such as a 50% reduction in scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030. The company is also increasing its focus on collaborating with partners to reduce emissions intensity (also known as scope 3 emissions) across the value chain. By 2025, Lenovo will remove one million tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its supply chain. One of the ways this is being done is through partners such as Maersk ECO Delivery, which uses more sustainable biofuels to transport Lenovo devices from manufacturing locations across China to customers in Asia Pacific and Europe.
Lenovo also demonstrates its commitment to building water resiliency and has attained a place on the prestigious CDP “A List” list for tackling water security through the implementation of strict water consumption tracking processes. In Asia Pacific, sensor-based water taps and automatic flushing systems are installed to minimize water wastage in manufacturing facilities.
The Asia Pacific first place achievement follows Lenovo’s #9 ranking on Gartner’s Top 25 Global Supply Chain for 2022, which similarly identifies, celebrates, and profiles companies that demonstrate excellence in supply chain management amid high-risk supply chain disruption.
With increased global competition and more frequent disruptions to established business operating models, Lenovo’s commitment to operational excellence continues to be key to the Group’s long-term continued growth and profitability.