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Supplier Intelligence

Should You Work with Suppliers without Diversity Certifications?

In our 2017 State of Supplier Diversity Report — Diverse Suppliers, one particular finding stood out: Ninety percent of minority-owned businesses (MBEs) and 90 percent of woman-owned businesses (WBEs) that responded to the survey are certified as such by appropriate certification agencies. 

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What is Data Enrichment?

Have you been hearing your fellow supplier management professionals tout the business-changing benefits of data enrichment? How it's improved their supplier management processes and freed up valuable administrative time? And yet, somehow, no one has actually explained to you what data enrichment actually is? 

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CVM Solutions Publishes Resources to Boost Supplier Diversity Programs

Supplier Diversity Technology Leader Offers E-Book for New Programs, Email Course for Established Ones

CVM Solutions, a Kroll company and leading provider of supplier diversity technology, data, and services, today announced it is offering two resources to help jumpstart companies' supplier diversity programs. More details about these resources are available at http://info.cvmsolutions.com/guide-6-steps-to-getting-your-supplier-diversity-program-off-the-ground and http://info.cvmsolutions.com/enroll-in-email-course-enhancing-your-supplier-diversity-program-to-be-best-in-class.

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Minority-Owned Businesses: 7 Insights About Their Roles Within Supplier Diversity

Minority-owned business enterprises are crucial to supplier diversity initiatives as well as the overall corporate landscape and the American economy. The opinions of key stakeholders at MBEs are of great interest to us at CVM Solutions, so we set out to learn out more about them. And what we learned was truly insightful.

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Supplier Risk Assessment vs. Vendor Risk Assessment

A business that an organization hires, purchases goods and services from, or otherwise contracts to provide something can be referenced by many names: supplier, vendor, third party, contractor, reseller, provider, merchant, partner. The last example—partner—is especially apt, because a key supplier can become a valuable asset for the company it’s working with. A strong partnership forms, and both the contracting organization and the supplier greatly benefit from the arrangement. 

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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.