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CVM Supplier Diversity Blog

How to Report on Your Supplier Diversity Program to the C-Suite

To continue to improve and expand your supplier diversity program, you need C-suite buy-in on supplier diversity initiatives. If you don’t have the right metrics or reporting strategy on your side, getting those few, but important, votes can feel like an uphill battle.

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State of Supplier Diversity in the Manufacturing Industry

For the second year in a row, CVM Solutions surveyed supplier diversity professionals and diverse suppliers to gain insight into the supplier diversity industry from both sides. Our 2018 State of Supplier Diversity reports include the results of more than 500 survey responses, giving us an overview of supplier diversity in the United States. Today, we want to dig deeper into the data and take a closer look at what's happening with supplier diversity in the manufacturing sector.

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4 Tips for Updating Your Supplier Diversity Numbers by Hand

It’s no secret that tracking data is the key to improving your supplier diversity program. In order to understand what’s working and what’s not, you need objective feedback to work from. As an added benefit, reporting on supplier diversity metrics is one of the most effective ways to gain C-suite buy-in on new initiatives and locate new growth opportunities.

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How Supplier Diversity Fits into Corporate Sustainability

We frequently talk about corporate sustainability in terms of environmental impact, but the concept goes beyond reducing carbon footprints and limiting packaging waste. These are extremely important endeavors, but to reach overall sustainability goals—to be truly effective—corporate sustainability must involve the entire supply chain, which, in turn, must incorporate supplier diversity.

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Top 9 Supplier Diversity Conferences to Attend in 2019

As more companies and diverse suppliers become aware of the benefits of supplier diversity initiatives, the number of networking conferences around the globe continues to grow. In addition to being powerful partnership opportunities, these events help business leaders learn how to manage and improve their procurement processes. If you’re looking to diversify your supplier base and grow your business, you should consider putting at least a few of these nine conferences on your calendar.

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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.