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Supplier Intelligence

John Suarez

John Suarez is the Marketing Manager at CVM Solutions where he is in charge of brand development, advertising strategy, website management, marketing processes & statistics, general communication and public relations. He has dual degrees in Marketing and Business Management from Illinois State University.

Recent Posts

3 Key Takeaways from the 2017 NMSDC Conference

At the 2017 NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange, attendees were offered a selection of technology-focused programming that looked forward to the future of the supply chain. Sessions ranged in topic from cybersecurity and cyber threats to embracing digital disruption and how small businesses can leverage existing technology for success.

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Help MBEs Overcome Their Supplier Diversity Obstacles

Is your supplier diversity program designed to help minority- and women-owned businesses succeed?

MWBEs face challenges that majority-owned businesses do not, including lack of access to capital; insufficient business networks for peer support, investment, and business opportunities. If we are to grow as a country, create jobs, and make progress on correcting income and wealth inequality, we need to help minority and female entrepreneurs succeed.

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What These Top Companies' Supplier Diversity Programs Share

DiversityInc is one of the leading authorities and publishers in the workplace diversity space. Each year, the organization unveils its Top 50 Companies for Diversity—a comprehensive, prestigious list of businesses that excel at diversity. DiversityInc also publishes a list of the Top 11 Companies for Supplier Diversity, and not surprisingly, all 11 also appear on the Top 50 diversity list. 

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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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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.