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Supplier Diversity Blog by supplier.io

Brian Gosizk

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Millennials: The Generation That's Driving Supplier Diversity

Much has been written about how millennials are killing this or that industry; how they can’t afford to buy homes because they spend all their money on avocado toast (as if that’s a legitimate correlation). In the midst of all the breathless editorializing, a picture of millennial consumers has emerged showing that their generation, more than any other to date, values representation and diversity, and their spending habits reflect those values.

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A Retrospective Look at Supplier Diversity Predictions from 2015

IBM launched the first supplier diversity program in 1968 in response to the civil rights movement. Many other corporations of all sizes followed IBM’s lead in creating their own supplier diversity programs, whether to gain access to federal contracts or as part of their corporate values statements.

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[Infographic] 2019 State of Supplier Diversity Reports

In June, we released the third annual State of Supplier Diversity Reports with informative and comprehensive results from over 450 respondents in the industry.

Between the supplier diversity professionals managing and growing their companies’ programs, and the diverse suppliers on the other side of them, both reports provided us with extensive insight into the industry.

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

We're living in the age of the smartphone, and with that technology come the millions of apps we use collectively every day. According to Statista’s 2019 report, mobile app usage is on the rise, and it’s expected to climb further as millenials and Gen Z continue to show a preference for mobile apps over desktop software. 

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The team has a long history in driving innovative solutions in supplier diversity. We believe that companies deserve solutions that are effective and provide measurable value and results. Started more than a decade ago, supplier.io has rapidly become a prominent provider of supplier diversity solutions to leading corporations. We currently support customers in automotive, healthcare, insurance, retail, manufacturing, education, and banking. One in five Fortune 50 company relies on supplier.io.