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Supplier Intelligence

How to Measure Your Supplier Diversity Program's Economic Impact

Supplier diversity has always been focused on growing underserved diversity classes and communities, but the challenge now is how to translate that goal into stakeholder value. How do we prove the value of our supplier diversity programs beyond checking the box on a corporate social responsibility mandate?

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Thought Leadership in Supplier Diversity: a ZippyDogs Spotlight

Seattle-based ZippyDogs is a woman-owned, LGBT-owned small business offering cost-effective incentive ideas and brand-touting promotional products. Spouses and co-owners Elise Lindborg and Kelli Henderson are promo experts with 45 years of combined experience in delivering people-pleasing, off-the-leash solutions.

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[Infographic Part 2] 2017 State of Supplier Diversity Report—Diverse Suppliers

Last month, we released the first-ever 2017 State of Supplier Diversity Reports created from a comprehensive survey of both supplier diversity programs and diverse suppliers.

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Supplier Diversity vs. Small-Business Programs

The terms “supplier diversity” and “small business” are often used interchangeably, but are they really the same thing? If your company has a small-business program, is that the same as a supplier diversity program? While the two may seem the same on the surface, they are different categories and should be treated as such by your procurement professionals.

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[Infographic Part 1] 2017 State of Supplier Diversity Report—Supplier Diversity Programs

Back in February, CVM created the first-ever State of Supplier Diversity survey to take the pulse of the industry. Both supplier diversity programs and diverse suppliers provided input as we sought to get a full picture of what both sides of the coin experience.

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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.