Delivering Differentiated Results: Key Questions to Consider During a Supply Chain Transformation

  • Addressing how supply chains are grappling with the flux and challenges of today’s world
  • Exploring how 3M’s new global operating model is enabling and accelerating a supply chain transformation
  • Discussing the importance of balancing technical expertise with a focus on people to deliver differentiated results
  • Reflecting on seven key questions to consider when undergoing a transformation

Peter Gibbons
Group President, Enterprise Supply Chain
3M Company

Peter Gibbons joined 3M in November 2021 as group president of Enterprise Supply Chain, which brings together manufacturing and supply chain, and is focused on optimizing the customer experience through end-to-end aligned and agile operations.

Prior to 3M, Peter served as chief executive officer of TireHub, a joint venture last mile distributor between Bridgestone and Goodyear. Possessing a wealth of experience in manufacturing and supply chain operations, Peter previously held senior-level executive positions at Mattel, Starbucks, and ICI Paints. His growth mindset, inclusive leadership, and orientation toward developing talent and culture has helped him lead highly successful complex changes and significant transformation.

“I believe that building confidence and removing the fear of failure are key components of leadership,” says Peter. “People achieve great things when they are embraced and valued; when they are connected, not isolated; and when their intelligence and imagination are unleashed.”

Outside of work, Peter enjoys hiking, reading, and supporting the Glasgow Celtic soccer club and serves on the boards of CP Kelco and the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from University of Edinburgh and a master’s degree in business administration from Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow, Scotland.