Author Archive | Renae Anderson

Redefining supplier diversity

Don McKneely, Jarilyn Fox and the MBN USA team has graciously allowed me to become a contributor to their phenomenal magazine, sharing insights gained over my 40-plus years of consulting with emerging minority, women, veteran and other diverse businesses.  During that time, I have also collaborated with supplier diversity professionals and thought leaders to develop/advance … more →

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New ACE is strong advocate for Asian-American/Pacific Islander businesses

It is often said that America is the land of opportunity. A new national organization dedicated to the development of Asian American and Pacific Islander entrepreneurs and corporate leaders has been formed to help with the dream.   Formed less than two years ago, the Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship’s mission is … more →

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Judith Cockrell named new NMSDC director of field operations

Judith C. Cockrell has walked in the shoes of a minority business owner. She has experienced completing detailed and tedious applications, and endured many late nights working on a business plan. As a consultant, Cockrell has worked with the Ohio Department of Administrative Services and the City of Columbus Equal Business Opportunity to develop strategies … more →

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The Hackett Group takes fresh look at supplier diversity

The importance of supplier diversity to the corporate bottom line is brightly illuminated in a new report by Miami-based The Hackett Group Inc. and commissioned by Cargill Inc. The report, “ROI-Related Supplier Diversity,” takes a fresh look at supplier diversity in key areas – distribution and supply-chain impact and supplier diversity in food retail. Cargill … more →

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The $100 Billion Supply Chain

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “It’s the action — not the fruit of the action — that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But, that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never … more →

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The BIGGER DISCUSSION III Attracts Top Leaders in Supplier Diversity

For many years, supplier diversity has continued to be an evolving conversation among corporate thought leaders for the continued advancement of MBEs and corporations alike in this space. This conversation was taken to new heights in 2012, when The BIGGER DISCUSSION™ debuted on YouTube to wide acclaim. The success of the game-changing panel discussion on … more →

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The Power of Relationships

In this day of evolving supply-chain management, is relationship marketing still viable? Supply chains are full of young, hungry, well-educated managers who have learned in their masters’ programs ways to control costs, cut redundancy, deliver just-in-time solutions and much more. Yet, we continue to collectively spend tons of time and money connecting and building relationships … more →

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