The Inclusive Supply Chain – A Competitive Advantage Strategies for Minority and Women Business Sourcing
Audrey Goins Brichi
Audrey Goins Brichi, Manager - Supplier Diversity / Small Business Programs, ChevronTexaco Corporation, San Ramon, CA 94583 (925) 790-3945, www.chevrontexaco.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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Through focused strategies, corporations can work with large prime suppliers, minority and women business councils, government agencies and others to insure that diverse suppliers add value and provide mutual competitive advantage. ChevronTexaco’s Procurement Organization’s vision is to leverage the Company’s worldwide spending power – spending money smarter, without compromising quality and service. The goal of this organization is to elevate ChevronTexaco’s procurement business processes to achieve a sustained worldwide competitive advantage among its peers. Supplier Diversity is an integral part of ChevronTexaco’s long term business plan because diverse suppliers contribute to the company’s overall vision of sustained performance, provide innovative cost – effective solutions and processes and strengthen the company’s overall position with respect to changing demographics of its customer base.