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Supplier Diversity 2015

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 ... more →

Billion Dollar Roundtable learning: Advancing mature supplier diversity programs

This three-part series is brought to you by the Billion ... 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 →

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 ... more →

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 ... more →

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. more →

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 well as outreach efforts. In her prior assignment at Lockheed Martin, Raheb served as the manager and corporate focal point for ... more →

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. in Cincinnati, Ohio, since 1983. Prior to starting TechSoft Systems, Bailey was an engineer with Procter & Gamble Co. Since the 1990s, Bailey has been involved with Ohio-based councils through ... more →
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