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CVM Supplier Diversity Blog

The Keys to Building a Strong Tier 2 Program

Establishing a Tier 2 supplier diversity program is fundamental in advancing and maturing your supplier diversity program. Strong Tier 2 programs are built on a foundation of measurable goals, timely communication, and the tools to help track and report spend.

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Tier 2 Reporting a Key Component of Sustainable SD Programs


If you are looking to expand your supplier diversity efforts and push your program to greater heights, thus ensuring that a sustainable process continues for bringing diverse suppliers into your supply chain, look no further than Tier 2 reporting. 

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5 Ways to Streamline Your Tier 2 Reporting

The successful supplier diversity program includes robust Tier 2 spend, but collecting and reporting that data can be cumbersome and time consuming. Streamlining Tier 2 reporting through strategic partnerships, automation and validation not only saves time and money, they allow you to report results with confidence and focus on building relationships with primes and subcontractors.

These five strategies for streamlining Tier 2 reporting can boost the efficiency and efficacy of your supplier diversity program.

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MillerCoors Supplier Diversity Program

MillerCoors, founded in 1855, develops its brands through brewing quality beverages, responsible marketing and consideration of the environment and community. They market to a wide range of consumers, and aspire for their supply base to actively mirror their customer base. The MillerCoors Supplier Diversity program dates back to 1975 and in 2004 CVM Solutions and MillerCoors began working together to advance their supplier diversity program and incorporate Tier 2 diverse spend.

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Grow Your Supplier Diversity Program with Little Buy-in from Procurement

Supplier diversity managers frequently find themselves at odds with procurement when contracts involving tangible products are involved. Diversity managers need to increase their overall diverse spend but face a major obstacle: little buy-in or participation from their procurement team. To surmount this obstacle, we need to really understand the reasons why the procurement team seems to want little to do with supplier diversity management. We have to put ourselves in their shoes.

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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.