Supplier Diversity Blog by supplier.io

Elevating the “Why” Behind Supplier Diversity

The annual release of the State of Supplier Diversity Report offers endless opportunities for analysis and interpretation. With so much new data to compare to years’ worth of surveys, the only limits are time and imagination. When all the independent data points from the survey are brought together, compared to prior years, and considered carefully, a story begins to emerge.

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What Is the State of State of Supplier Diversity in 2022

This week, supplier.io released its fifth State of Supplier Diversity Report. This report is the continuation of an initiative that extends back to 2017 and reflects the growth and maturity of supplier diversity programs as well as the impact of overarching trends in the economy, geopolitics, and society.

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Giving Your Supplier Diversity Goals a Reality Check

Supplier diversity has been around and evolving for more than 50 years. Your program has been around for less time (unless you’re IBM), but it is still an important part of the goal to level the playing field for minorities, women, LGBTQ folks, veterans, and other marginalized business owners.

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Is This Good? Top 3 Use Cases for Benchmarking, Part 2

For too long, supplier diversity professionals have operated in a vacuum or echo chamber. With limited data points for comparison, it’s hard to know if supplier diversity efforts are any good. 

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3 Easy Ways to Incorporate Supplier Diversity into Your Buyers' Sourcing Efforts

A successful supplier diversity program is one where the entire organization works toward meeting supplier diversity goals. A company-wide commitment to supplier diversity maximizes the benefits of an inclusive supply chain, including supply chain sustainability, gaining a competitive edge, accessing fresh new ideas, and improving your brand reputation.

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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.