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CVM Supplier Diversity Blog

Supplier Diversity Certifications: Third-Party vs. Self-Certification – Part 2

Supplier Diversity Certifications: Third-Party vs. Self-Certification – Part 1

The Nuance and Granularity Required for Targeted Diverse Economic Impact

Becoming Fluent in Supplier Diversity Terms and Phrases

Product Updates - May 2021

Beyond Tier 2 Spend: Advocate for Workforce Diversity in Your Supply Chain

6 Tasks in 6 Months: Building a New Supplier Diversity Program

Product Updates - March 2021

2020 Year in Review – Blogs, Partnerships and The Way Forward

Global Supplier Diversity

How Supplier Diversity is Going Global

Global Supplier Diversity: How Going Global Helps Diverse Businesses

Stories From the Front Line: Selling Your Supplier Diversity Program

supplier.io & Fairmarkit: Driving supplier diversity programs through tail spend

Customer Spotlight: Eaton Corporation Builds a Revenue Generating Supplier Diversity Program

Customer Spotlight: Aramark

Customer Spotlight: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)

The Impact of New WBE Certification Rules on Federal Sub-Contracting Reporters

Multi-Tier Diverse Spend Tracking and Why It Is Important

How to Select Data Enrichment Services

3 Steps to Beginning Tier 2 Reporting

How to Find Diverse Suppliers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

What Makes a Good Diverse Supplier and How Can You Evaluate Suppliers?

Understanding Supplier Diversity Compliance

Can Supplier Diversity Reduce the Impact of Coronavirus on the Supply Chain?

What is the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Why Does it Matter?

Why Supplier Diversity Is More Important Than Ever

Getting The Most out of Economic Impact Modeling for Your Supplier Diversity Program

Customer Spotlight: Ford Motor Company Part 2

Customer Spotlight: Ford Motor Company Part 1

CAIDS Is the New MIDS and What it Means for Insurance Companies

State of Supplier Diversity: Service-Focused Industries

Anchor Strategies in Supplier Diversity

Supplier Diversity Tracking, Metrics and Reporting

Boost MWBE Spend Through Tier 2 Diversity Initiatives

What Is Supplier Diversity and Why Is It Important?

10 Reasons to Invest in a Supplier Development Program

How Diverse Suppliers Can Improve Their Relationships with Corporations

State of Supplier Diversity: Product-Focused Industries

The Definitive Guide for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

What California’s SB534 Bill Means For The Supplier Diversity Industry

Millennials: The Generation That's Driving Supplier Diversity

A Retrospective Look at Supplier Diversity Predictions from 2015

[Infographic] 2019 State of Supplier Diversity Reports

A Closer Look at Diverse Supplier Apps: How Mobile Apps Support Minority-Owned Businesses

Embracing The New Meaning of Supplier Diversity ROI

Our Favorite Quotes from the 2019 Supplier Diversity Reports

The Definitive Guide for LGBTQ-Owned Business Enterprises

Getting Buy-In for Supplier Diversity from Every Department in Your Company

4 Considerations for Putting Out a Supplier RFP

Supplier Diversity in the Healthcare Industry

Lightfoot Wins Chicago: What Increased Diversity in Public Office Means for Supplier Diversity

What the Growing Role of Women-Owned Business Enterprises Means for Our Communities

Supplier Diversity and Employee Diversity: Two Sides of the Same Coin

The State of Supplier Diversity in Europe

State of Supplier Diversity in the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Industry

Creating a Supplier Diversity Strategic Plan from Scratch

Social Responsibility and Supplier Diversity: How the Two Align

Three Ways to Help Women-Owned Businesses Succeed

Best Practices in Supplier Development

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

State of Supplier Diversity in the Manufacturing Industry

4 Tips for Updating Your Supplier Diversity Numbers by Hand

How Supplier Diversity Fits into Corporate Sustainability

Top 9 Supplier Diversity Events to Attend in 2019

Supplier Diversity Data Enrichment: A Before and After View

12 Impactful Quotes That Show Why Supplier Diversity Is Important

What does Supplier Diversity look like in Canada?

A Quick Guide To Building a Supplier Diversity Policy

How Data Enrichment Can Help You Build Better Shareholder Value

4 Ways Industries Without a Strong Supplier Diversity Presence Can Catch Up

Diverse Suppliers: These 5 Steps Can Help You Stand Out

Are You Ready for a Diverse Certification?

Don’t Do This When Meeting Supplier Diversity Professionals

How to Improve Your Public-Facing Supplier Diversity Program

Do All Supplier Diversity Professionals Share the Same Goals?

[Infographic Part 2] 2018 State of Supplier Diversity Reports—Diverse Suppliers

[Infographic Part 1] 2018 State of Supplier Diversity Report—Supplier Diversity Programs

What We Learned About Diverse Suppliers: Veterans

Diverse Supplier Spotlight: Crooked Water Spirits

What We Learned About Diverse Suppliers: LGBTQ

The Supplier Diversity Industry’s 9 Greatest Challenges

The Definitive Guide for Women-Owned Businesses

What We Learned About Diverse Suppliers: Minority-Owned Businesses

The Economic Impact Hosting a World Cup Has on a Nation

What We Learned About Diverse Suppliers: Women-Owned Businesses

The Definitive Guide for Veteran-Owned Business Enterprises

3 Ways Millennials are Changing Business for the Better

Get Your Money's Worth Out of Supplier Diversity Conferences

The Definitive Guide for Disability-Owned Business Enterprises

The Definitive Guide for Minority-owned Business Enterprises

A Quick Guide to Small Business Size Standards [2018 Update]

What Is a Diverse Supplier Development Program?

An Inspiring Story: A Diverse Supplier Spotlight

Does Supplier Diversity Help Satisfy Customers' Needs?

Do Fortune 500 Companies Only Use Diverse Suppliers?

What Makes Certain Suppliers ‘Diverse Suppliers’?

5 Steps to a Successful Diverse Supplier Discovery Process

How Supplier Diversity Programs Can Create Opportunities

5 Intangible (But Still Important) Benefits of Supplier Diversity

Supplier Diversity Programs vs. Supplier Development Programs

What You Should Know: Tier 1 vs Tier 2 Supplier Diversity Spend

8 Figures Your Supplier Portal Dashboard Should Show

Is It Time for a Supplier Development Program?

3 Key Takeaways from the 2017 NMSDC Conference

Help MWBEs Overcome Their Supplier Diversity Obstacles

What These Top Companies' Supplier Diversity Programs Share

Should You Work with Suppliers without Diversity Certifications?

What is Data Enrichment?

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

Supplier Risk Assessment vs. Vendor Risk Assessment

The Power of Women-Owned Business Enterprises within the Supplier Diversity Space

How to Become a Diverse Supplier to Fortune 500 Companies

4 Advantages to Having a Supplier Portal

How Supplier Risk Assessment Relates to Supplier Diversity

What Is a Supplier Risk Assessment?

How to Measure Your Supplier Diversity Program's Economic Impact

The World of Supplier Diversity—As Seen from Diverse Suppliers

Thought Leadership in Supplier Diversity: a ZippyDogs Spotlight

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

Supplier Diversity vs. Small Business Programs

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

Which Features Are Important in Vendor Management Software

7 Key Insights into the State of Supplier Diversity in 2017

The 7 Main Characteristics of a Supplier Diversity Program

How Much Should I Spend on Supplier Management Software?

10 Invaluable Supplier Diversity Certifications

CVM Solutions Publishes Industry-First State of Supplier Diversity Reports

What to Look for in Supplier Management Services

5 Benefits to Implementing a Supplier Registration Portal

What Is a Supplier Diversity Certification?

How to Increase Supplier Diversity Spend

Demystifying Corporate Risk Evaluations for Diverse Suppliers

How Can Supplier Diversity Reduce the Risk to an Organization?

4 Ways to Achieve Supplier Diversity Program Excellence

Suppliers: The Value of a Supplier Diversity Portal

Which Industries Are Best at Supplier Diversity?

Top Resources for LGBTQ Small Business Enterprises

Winning Resources for Women-Owned Small-Business Enterprises

Key Resources for Native American–Owned Small Business Enterprises

4 Supplier Diversity Best Practices You’re Not Following

Using Technology to Enhance a Supplier Development Program

How Often Should Data Enrichment Be on Your Radar?

When Supplier Diversity Meets the Super Bowl

What Black History Month Means for Supplier Diversity

How Do You Assess the Impact of Your Supplier Diversity Program?

6 Great Resources for Asian-American-Owned Small Business Enterprises

How to Start Your Supplier Development Program

When Is It Time for a New Supplier Management Solution?

The Biggest Challenges When Managing Supplier Diversity

Top Resources for Hispanic-American-Owned Small Business Enterprises

Trying to Do Supplier Management Using Excel?

Your Supplier Development Program Doesn't Have to Be Formal

Top Resources for African-American-Owned Small Business Enterprises

Where Is Supplier Diversity Heading?

Why Diverse Supplier Relationships Matter to You

Chief Diversity Officers: Still Relevant to Supplier Diversity?

Top 6 Things to Look for in Supplier Management Software

The Importance of Supplier Diversity in the Automobile Industry

Supporting Women-Owned Businesses with Supplier Diversity Programs

Should Hollywood Reflect Supplier Diversity Best Practices?

Top Resources Available for Veteran-Owned Small-Business Enterprises

Using Data Enrichment to Make Your Life Easier

Learning from the Top 50 Organizations that Support Supplier Diversity

Why Fortune 500 Companies Must Have a Supplier Diversity Program

The Olympics: A True Picture of Supplier Diversity

Supplier Diversity a Competitive Advantage? You Bet.

Think Like Your Customers: Why Supplier Diversity Works

3 Takeaways from the NMSDC President's 2016 Articles

5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Supplier Diversity Program

Where to Find Certified Diverse Suppliers

2 Data Enrichment Tools that Support Supplier Diversity

The Impact of Brexit on Diversity

The Keys to Building a Strong Tier 2 Program

A Guide to Data Enrichment Services

Muhammad Ali, A Beacon of Peace and Human Rights

Diverse Supplier Spotlight: Women Business Owners

How the Right Partner Ensures Supplier Diversity Success

Supplier Diversity Remains Detached—What Do You Do?

Discussing the Benefits of a Supplier Diversity Program with Your CFO

Tier 2 Reporting a Key Component of Sustainable SD Programs


5 Ways to Strengthen Your Supplier Management Process

Quickly Identify Risks and Increase Leverage Within Your Supplier Base

3 P's to Supplier Diversity

How Data Enrichment Leads to Successful Supplier Diversity Programs

The Economic Impact of Supplier Diversity

3 Tools needed for your Second Tier

5 Ways to Improve Your Diverse Supplier Data

Supplier Diversity Best Practices for Certification

4 Signs That You Could Benefit from Supplier Management Solutions

5 Ways to Increase the Number of Your Diverse Suppliers

Why Data Enrichment is Important to Your Supplier Diversity Program

How to Communicate the Importance of Supplier Diversity to Key Stakeholders

5 Quick Wins to Grow Your Company's Supplier Diversity

Supplier Diversity Best Practices for New Programs

5 Ways to Streamline Your Tier 2 Reporting

Key Metrics to Assess the Success of your Supplier Diversity Program

What’s the Difference Between Classified and Certified Suppliers?

4 Ways to Build Your Supplier Diversity Program

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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 expert guidance, businesses can effectively establish and advance their Supplier Diversity initiatives.