Supply Chain Digital counts down the top 10 companies featured in the magazine and on the website during 2019 by revenue. One of the world’s leading coffee chains, Starbucks boasts more than 25,000 stores across six continents. Having substantially increased its influence in China, the firm now operates over 3,500 branches in the country with plans to expand to 5,000 outlets by 2021. In 2008, Starbucks created a three-step supply chain transformation plan in a bid to realign and achieve significant success. It would reorganise and simplify its supply chain, cut costs and improve service while also to be more sustainable. This has subsequently led to Starbucks developing greener stores, rewarding customers that reuse cups, preserving water and reducing its environmental footprint. SAP Ariba is considered the go-to place for companies to connect and conduct business together. The leading global spend management network, SAP Ariba allows businesses to monitor spending and reduce costs by enabling buyers and suppliers to collaborate with each other. SAP Ariba’s spend management solutions allow firms to digitise and simplify processes through an end-to-end, single integrated platform...