Honoring Our Top-Performing Supply Chain Partners for 2023

Ben Tessone | November 2023

Earlier this month, Micron hosted representatives from our top-performing suppliers at a special event honoring their tremendous contributions to Micron in 2023.

Our annual Supplier Awards event is all about recognizing these best-in-class partners and forging stronger relationships and deeper collaboration. In addition to celebrating the achievements of these outstanding suppliers, Micron executive leadership outlined the opportunities ahead, fueled by exciting trends such as Generative AI and other data-centric applications, and Micron’s plans to capture these opportunities through technology and product leadership, operational excellence, and a bold global growth plan.

But we can’t realize these opportunities alone. Our valued suppliers play a critical role in partnering with Micron to address the increasing demand for memory and storage – and doing so in a way that enriches life for all.

Each of the 12 awarded suppliers has distinguished themselves by excelling in the core aspects of our partnership, as measured during our annual supplier evaluation process, and delivered best-in-class performance to Micron in what was a very challenging year for the industry.

They have also shown great commitment to our vision to enrich life for all through their focus on supplier diversity, sustainability, and supply chain transparency. With their support, we exceeded our aggressive targets in these areas for 2023, which are fundamental to our ability to create more resilient communities, a more resilient planet, and ultimately, a more resilient supply chain.

Their contributions were instrumental to Micron receiving several industry supply chain accolades this year, including:

  • Top 15 Global Champion for Supplier Diversity & Inclusion from WeConnect
  • Gold Rating for Supply Chain Sustainability from Ecovadis
  • #53 overall ranking in Gartner’s Top Supply Chains and #10 in the High-Tech industry
  • Top 10 Most Resilient Suppliers in the High-Tech industry from Resilinc

The great collaboration from partners like our 2023 Supplier Award winners played a critical role in our ability to achieve these accolades. As we look ahead to 2024, we are excited to take all our supplier partnerships to even greater heights and capture the incredible opportunities ahead together.

Join me in congratulating our outstanding award winners for 2023.

SVP, Chief Procurement Officer

Ben Tessone

Ben Tessone is senior vice president and chief procurement officer at Micron Technology, responsible for unleashing Micron’s potential through best-in-class supply chain cost, supply, and resiliency. A champion for diversity, equality and inclusion (DEI), he is also the executive sponsor of one of Micron’s six DEI commitments - to increase representation and spend with diverse suppliers.

Ben has over 20 years of procurement and supply chain experience in the semiconductor industry. Under his leadership, the Global Procurement team is on a transformational journey to build critical capabilities in strategic cost management, sustainability, diversity, risk, resilience and deployment of advanced technologies to enrich life for all.