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Data matters in supplier diversity success—but only if you do it right.

In supplier diversity, the right approach to data makes a big difference.

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Advocating for Supplier Diversity in the Face of Economic Uncertainty 

Is procurement able to satisfy urgent bottom line requirements while also working towards visionary pursuits like supplier diversity and sustainability?

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5 Ways to Boost Supplier Diversity Success – From the Orgs That Do It Best

Across industries, individual companies are delivering on the promise of supplier diversity, with top performers spending 2-3X more with diverse suppliers than their peers. Who are they, and what can they teach us? At Supplier.io, we set out to find the organizations that are putting their money where their mouths are—and to learn what they’re doing to succeed.

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Making the Business Case for Supplier Diversity to Sales, Marketing, and Finance

Supplier diversity programs are hardly new. Most procurement professionals have some experience with deliberately including certified diverse suppliers in sourcing projects and even onboarding and partnering with suppliers that win contracts.

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Top 3 Procurement Themes From Procurecon West 2023

CPOs are now expected to add value beyond cost and drive process improvement in order to remain competitive. Learn the three ways 2023 ProcureCon West encouraged leaders to meet this increased demand.

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Are Procurement Leaders Making the Grade?

The Hackett Group joined Supplier.io CEO to talk about how Procurement leaders use benchmarking tools and data to improve their programs.

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Why supplier diversity benchmarking is so important

Is benchmarking really that helpful? It can be! 3 ways you can use it to help your program.

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Why good data is the backbone

What single aspect of your business affects the health and strength of your supplier diversity program the most? Answer: your data! Programs with strong, accurate, and reliable data place themselves in a position for success and are better able to scale their operations to promote growth.

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3 Supplier Diversity Resolutions

‘Tis the season for goal setting! You’re probably hard at work on your personal resolutions, but have you remembered to set some for your supplier diversity program?

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The Supplier Diversity Metrics Your Leadership Team Expects To See

Review 4 key metrics you can share with your leaders to demonstrate the value of your supplier diversity program.

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Actionable Insights from The State of Supplier Diversity

Research shows leaders truly support the idea of supplier diversity. Review 3 ways you can turn that support into action.

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Making Your Metrics Boardroom Ready

Review key metrics your leadership team needs and how you can best capture that data over time, so you're always boardroom-ready.

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Capitalizing on Executive Engagement: Lessons From the Container Store

Learn how to engage your executives from the successful program at The Container Store.

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Key Insights From The State Of Supplier Diversity Webinar With The Hackett group

The Hackett Group joined Supplier.io CEO to talk about supplier diversity trends, and how they relate to the latest priorities for Procurement teams.

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Measurement and Accountability for Growing Supplier Diversity

Research shows supplier diversity leaders are struggling with metrics and accountability. Review the data and explore a few ways you can simply data gathering.

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Empowering Teams to Sustain Supplier Diversity into the Future

Supplier diversity programs have more support than ever but still need additional help. We've identified a few ways leaders can provide more help.

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Elevating the "Why" Behind Supplier Diversity

Find ways to connect your supplier diversity program to the broader themes and priorities within your company.

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The State of Supplier Diversity in 2022

Supplier.io's 5th State of Supplier Diversity Report is s 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

Explore how "average" supplier diversity programs are doing, the impact they're having, and how they can improve

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

Review a few specific examples of how you can use benchmarking data to improve your program and gain executive support

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

Find 3 simple ways you can get your extended team to include more diverse suppliers.

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Supplier.io Helps Fulfill JetBlue's Commitment to Supplier Diversity

Find out how JetBlue was able to grow their supplier diversity program and manage supply chain risk during the pandemic

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Is This Good? Top 3 Use Cases for Benchmarking

3 ways you can use benchmarking data to help you find new insights and opportunities.

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Empowering Supplier Diversity Managers to Succeed in All Economies

Explore 5 ways you can continue to grow your program, even in this difficult economy

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Stop Explaining Why Diversity is Important

Research shows most business leaders support supplier diversity as simply how they want to do business. So we don't need to justify it anymore. But we do need to connect it to bigger business themes

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6 Savvy Ways to Build a Successful Program

Let's talk about activities and initiatives that will get your program off to a good start, leveraging both internal and external resources.

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Remembering the 'Why' Behind Supplier Diversity

Connect your supplier diversity program and metrics to what's important to your organization.

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The Economic Impact Hosting a World Cup Has On A Nation

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Maintaining Supplier Diversity Through a Down Economy

Don't let the economy impact your supplier diversity program. Here are 4 ways to ensure your program is seen as mission critical to the business

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4 Advantages of Having a Supplier Portal

A Supplier Portal doesn't just make your job easier by aggregating information. I can be a gold-mine of information to help you find new opportunities. Learn how.

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What You Should Know: Tier 1 vs Tier 2 Supplier Diversity Spend

A "Tier 2 Program" can be easy to implement and significantly improve your supplier diversity results. Learn the differences between these programs and how they improve your results.

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The Definitive Guide to Veteran-Owned Business

Approximately 99.9 percent of all U.S. businesses are small businesses - nearly 30 million —and eight million of those are classified as diverse businesses, including veteran-owned firms. Read the guide for veteran-owned businesses.

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Customer Spotlight: Eaton

Read how Eaton uses supplier diversity to grow their business and win more accounts.

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Customer Spotlight: Aramark

Learn how Aramark was able to increase their small and diverse suppliers by 25% over 12 months.

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Customer Spotlight: Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)

Learn how PG&E grew small and diverse spending by 3x over 10 years to become 40% of their total spend.

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Introducing Supplier Diversity Benchmarking from Supplier.io

Want to know how well your program is doing and where you can improve? Supplier.io introduces our new Benchmarking product to help you know where you stand.

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Customer Spotlight: Ford (Part 2)

Ford is building an impressive Tier 2 program. Learn how they make Tier 2 easy for suppliers and helpful for Ford.

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Customer Spotlight: Ford (Part 1)

Supplier diversity is in the DNA at Ford. But it was getting difficult to manage all the different suppliers and requests. Learn how a supplier registration portal helped them scale their program.

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The Definitive Guide for LGBTQ-Owned Business Enterprises

Get the guide for resources and information about LGBTQ-owned businesses and supplier diversity.

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The Definitive Guide For Disability-Owned Business Enterprises

Disability-owned businesses are a growing segment of small businesses. Approximately one in five Americans have a disability, and people with disabilities are nearly twice as likely to be self-employed as people without disabilities. Get the definitive guide for these businesses.

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The Definitive Guide for Minority-Owned Businesses

Small businesses are the engine that drive the U.S. economy, and Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (MBEs) fuel a large portion of that engine. Read our guide for minority-owned businesses.

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The Definitive Guide For Women-Owned Businesses

It's becoming more commonly known that supplier diversity and women-owned business enterprises (WBEs) are essential for economic success. Let’s look at a few numbers to see why.

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5 Benefits to Implementing a Supplier Registration Portal

Managing all your suppliers, as well as those looking to work with you, can be challenging. Learn how a Registration Portal can get you more data with less work.

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