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BP looks to MWBEs to help cut costs, improve efficiency

The need for efficiency and simplification within the energy industry was the central theme of a BP-hosted supplier diversity forum at the annual Offshore Technology Conference, held recently in Houston. BP plc leaders met with about 20 minority and women business enterprises to offer insights on industry trends and discuss the impact MWBEs can have on … more →

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Billion Dollar Roundtable learning: Advancing mature supplier diversity programs

This three-part series is brought to you by the Billion Dollar Roundtable – an elite group of companies that that achieved $1 billion in diverse spending – to help promote the expansion os corporate supplier diversity initiatives. This paper represents the perspective of the author, not necessarily The Procter & Gamble Co. or the Billion … more →

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Chuck Hendrix builds Toyota’s supplier diversity processes

Charles “Chuck” Hendrix serves as supplier diversity manager and purchasing manager for Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc. He is responsible for building TEMA’s supplier diversity processes, including sourcing and development of minority and women business enterprises. He previously held this same position from 1997 to 2000. Hendrix has had several managerial positions … more →

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Ritu Vaidya helps create TI’s competitive, sustainable supply base

Ritu Vaidya is the director, supply chain responsibility, at Texas Instruments Inc., where she is responsible for assessing and developing suppliers to align with TI’s high standards of ethics, labor, health and safety and environmental compliance — including regulatory requirements on conflict minerals and human trafficking. Supplier diversity is also a key component of this … more →

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Stephanie Williams targets Ford’s supplier diversity development initiatives

Stephanie Williams is manager, supplier diversity development, at Ford Motor Co. In this role, she is responsible for overall department operations, as well as management of nonproduction supplier diversity development. She serves on committees for the Michigan Minority Supplier Diversity Council and the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council. She also leads Ford’s Project ONE Module, … more →

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Suzanne Raheb drives Lockheed Martin’s supplier diversity goals

Susannah “Suzanne” Raheb serves as corporate supplier diversity leader of Lockheed Martin Corp. She identifies strategic initiatives to help the company achieve its supplier diversity goals and objectives to maximize utilization of small businesses through subcontracting and partnering initiatives. She is also responsible for the operations of the supplier diversity function, compliance and reporting activities, … more →

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Bailey takes reins of NMSDC’s National MBE Input Committee

The National Minority Supplier Development Council recently welcomed Clifford A. Bailey as the new chair of its National MBE Input Committee. Bailey is founder, president and CEO of TechSoft Systems Inc., a technology firm serving small- to mid-sized businesses from its headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, since 1983. Prior to starting TechSoft Systems, Bailey was an … more →

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DuPont’s Shelley Stewart Jr. leads supplier diversity initiatives for more than 25 years

“It takes the leadership of the organization and the people in the organization to make sure we keep supplier diversity front and center.” said Shelley Stewart Jr., vice president and chief procurement officer for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. or DuPont.  He has been keeping supplier diversity front and center for more than 25 … more →

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Chrysler Group LLC, business leaders earn prestigious NMSDC accolades

In an event that brought thousands of corporate leaders, supplier diversity professionals, Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American-woned businesses and guests to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, the National Minority Supplier Development Council hosted its annual Conference and Business Opportunity Fair. The event, sponsored in part by co-chairs The Walt Disney Co. and Liberty … more →

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Technology Information Group’s Artigues and Moore lead important effort

Mark Artigues and Minea Moore are leading an important effort at the Technology Industry Group to make sure that small and minority-owned suppliers are strategic partners in the high-tech industry. Artigues, senior director of supplier diversity at Alcatel-Lucent, is the president of the Technology Industry Group, a national nonprofit organization comprised of supplier diversity and … more →

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