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Achieving long-term success with major customers

At the Toyota Opportunity Exchange supplier-diversity workshop in October last year, Ed Rigaud, owner of EnovaPremier LLC, presented the keys to his company’s success working with major corporations like Toyota, General Motors Co. and Hyundai Motor Co. Key #1 — strategic planning Using the creation of his own company as an example, Rigaud stressed strategic … more →

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The Diversity Profit Equation

A new way to determine the value proposition for diversity and inclusion Today, as the U.S. economy pulls out of the recession, companies are putting a strong emphasis on productivity and regaining momentum in terms of profits. This environment has impacted diversity programs. One major question is, “What is the financial return on investment?” In … more →

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Supplier diversity must shift to supplier development

“The recession of 2008 created a shakeout in corporate supplier diversity programs. Corporations with vision already had strong programs and sustained them. They recognized that minorities are the future consumers, backbone of the workforce and major links in the value chain,” said Leonard Greenhalgh, professor of management and director, programs for minority- and women-owned businesses … more →

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