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How to Develop and Manage a Supplier Diversity Program

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Attendees will discover how to develop, manage and grow a minority and women supplier program that contributes to organizational objectives and supports organizational strategies.

Who Should Attend

Sourcing or diversity professionals who are interested in learning strategic approaches to integrating supplier diversity into the organization’s supply chain management process.

You Will Learn...
  • Why leading corporations are embracing supplier diversity
  • How minority- and women-owned businesses (M/WBEs) are expanding their capacity
  • How to get the attention of senior management
  • How to transform a compliance-driven program to a strategically focused process
  • The role the supply management professionals play in the success of these programs
You Will Earn...

7 continuing education hours

Course Outline
  1. Getting started: The role of senior management
  2. The Supplier Diversity value proposition
  3. Best practices in program structure
  4. Benchmarking supplier diversity programs from beginning to world-class
  5. Cultivating larger minority and women suppliers
  6. Integrating minority and women suppliers and strategic sourcing
  7. Understanding the link between minority and women supplier development and market share
  8. Using technology to maximize process efficiency
  9. What you need to do on Monday morning to improve your supplier diversity process

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Sponsored by the ISM Minority and Women's Business Development Group

(One day program.)

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