Schneider Electric Chairman and CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire Discusses the Supply Chain Advantage in Growing Global: Lessons for the New Enterprise

Tricoire and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Annette Clayton, contribute chapter detailing company's transformative supply chain management approach in newly released book from the Center for Global Enterprise

Nov 12, 2015, 12:18 ET from Schneider Electric

RUEIL-MALMAISON, France, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced its Chairman and CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire and Chief Supply Chain Officer and Executive Vice President Annette Clayton are featured contributors to the newly released book "Growing Global: Lessons for the New Enterprise."

Published by the Center for Global Enterprise (CGE), a nonprofit dedicated to the study of the contemporary corporation, "Growing Global" examines the forces transforming global economies and how leaders can apply real-world lessons learned to their organizations. The chapter written by Tricoire and Clayton details how Schneider Electric turned supply chain management from a cost-cutting function into a source of global competitive advantage. The chapter offers practical advice for companies looking to provide differentiated value to customers and the marketplace.

"In a global and uncertain economy creating not only efficiency and sustainability, but true differentiation and value for our customers is critical for a large enterprise such as ours," said Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman and CEO of Schneider Electric and Board Member of the Center for Global Enterprise. "Supply chain defines the fundamentals of our customer experience: top quality, timely delivery, tailored service. It also conditions much of our financial performance from our cost competitiveness to our cash generation. Our supply chain develops a web of partners, leading the way for a connected and focused operation model. We are excited to share our transformative approach to the supply chain and how we've applied the lessons learned to other critical business functions to increase the value we can deliver to our customers, employees and the market."

Available on November 10, "Growing Global" offers insight from other global companies affiliated with the CGE, including IBM, Ogilvy & Mather and Yahoo. For more information, please visit

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