Diversity

Political Headwinds Not Enough to Trump Company DEI Goals

Friday, March 8, 2024 · Brian Straight
Gartner’s annual DEI survey finds that companies continue to invest in programs as it leads to better employee attraction, retention and overall wellness.

Supplier.io Honors Firms for Diverse Supplier Initiatives

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 · Brian Straight
More than $160 billion was spent with diverse suppliers in the past year among just 326 companies analyzed by Supplier.io, directly supporting 1.3 million jobs.

SAP’s Empowering Women in Supply Chain Seeks to Elevate a New Generation of Leaders

Thursday, October 26, 2023 · Brian Straight
While the percentage of women in supply chain jobs continues to grow, there remains a retention problem once they reach middle-management level positions. Darcy MacClaren of SAP is trying to change that.

Supplier Diversity is the Present and the Future

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 · Alphonso David, president and CEO of the Global Black Economic Forum
According to the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), certified minority-owned businesses generate more than $400 billion in annual revenue and economic output. It also found that companies with diverse supplier bases show a 133% greater return on…

Spending on diverse suppliers averages 3.6%

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 · Brian Straight
A new report finds that just 3.6% of spending is devoted to certified diverse suppliers, with 17% of all spend going to just 10 companies.

The Gartner/ASCM Supply Chain Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Survey

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 · Dana Stiffler and Abe Eshkenazi
The survey showed the strongest intent yet among CSCOs to support diversity, equity and inclusion, particularly for women and underrepresented races and ethnicities.

MassRobotics opens applications for third Jumpstart Fellowship program

Thursday, November 3, 2022 · SCMR Staff
It provides opportunities for Massachusetts high school girls to learn about careers in robotics.

Enlist cultural influencers to shift supply chain’s culture

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 · Marisa Brown, senior principal research lead, supply chain, APQC
Shifts in organizational culture can support improvements to supply chain processes and outcomes.

We go on the road to chat with Noelle Russell on the Talking Supply Chain Podcast

Saturday, October 8, 2022 · Bob Trebilcock
An AI evangelist and founder of the AI Leadership Institute, she discusses AI, the metaverse and the power of technology to build inclusive communities. SCMR's editorial director Bob Trebilcock hosts.

Women in operations

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 · SCMR Staff
Six company-level strategies for advancing gender diversity.

The SCMR Interview: Lynn Torrel, Flex

Thursday, July 7, 2022 · Bob Trebilcock
The supply chain leader for one of the world’s largest diversified manufacturers discusses the lessons she has learned about leadership during the pandemic as well as her vision for “true demand.”

Gartner survey: Supply chain organizations at public companies lead in employing people of color

Thursday, June 16, 2022 · SCMR Staff
Representation of people of color (PoC) in supply chain organizations is much higher at every level when the company is publicly held, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc. and the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM).

The Rebound Podcast: Speaking up for diversity and inclusion in the supply chain

Thursday, April 7, 2022 · Bob Trebilcock
ASCM Board members Katie Fowler and Pamela Dow discuss the importance of diversity in the supply chain. In the war for talent, it’s essential.

Supplier diversity: Procurement takes a star turn

Thursday, November 11, 2021 · Tiffany Hickerson, Brittany Barclay and Ashley Rocha-Rinere
Procurement organizations fulfill an indispensable role. Their rigor and innovation tangibly benefit the company’s bottom line.

Talking Supply Chain Podcast: Diversity and inclusion in the supply chain

Saturday, September 25, 2021 · Bob Trebilcock
On this episode, Christian Dow and Katie Richards talk about new research into supply chain diversity. SCMR’s Editorial Director Bob Trebilcock hosts.
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