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Supplier Intelligence

Suppliers: The Value of a Supplier Diversity Portal

Online portals have proven to be a net benefit of the high-tech information age. Hosted on websites, portals essentially provide users 24-7 access to virtually endless amounts of information on related topics. In supplier diversity, the online portal increasingly has become an effective tool to match up diverse suppliers and corporations doing business within supply chains.

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Which Industries Are Best at Supplier Diversity?

Determining which industries are best at supplier diversity is a challenge as no standard metrics or criteria exist to quantify success by industry. So we turned to the metrics we do have: awards and recognition from third-party certification bodies and qualitative examples of successful partnerships with minority suppliers. Using those data, we found four industries that lead the way in supplier diversity.

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Top Resources for LGBTQ Small Business Enterprises

Businesses owned by individuals who describe themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer (LGBTQ) are finding a place at the supplier diversity table. In fact, for some in the supplier diversity field, the term has become known as a “next frontier” in the field.

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Winning Resources for Women-Owned Small-Business Enterprises

The goal of business owners competing in marketplaces always is to grab the attention of viable corporate supply chains seeking unique products and services. That goal is no different if the small business enterprise is run by a woman, and many owners of women-led companies are leveraging available resources to help make that happen.

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Key Resources for Native American–Owned Small Business Enterprises

Business development is viewed as a linchpin for the overall well-being of many communities—a generator of economic development, jobs, and a tax base to pay for citizen services.

Among ethnic communities in the United States, business development may be no more important than in the Native American world, where economic, social, and spiritual influences are interconnected.

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For over a decade CVM's mission has remained unchanged: lead the transformation of Supplier Diversity program management and support Supplier Diversity programs. CVM helps corporate supplier diversity programs in every stage of their evolution; from those that are just getting started, to the most advanced, world-class programs. Equipped with unparalleled data intelligence, superior technology and expertise guidance, businesses can effectively establish and advance their Supplier Diversity initiatives.