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Ignition Guide to Developing a Supplier Diversity Program

Published: 25 July 2017

ID: G00386022

Analyst(s): Procurement Research Team


This guide includes three documents that will help you build a business case for supplier diversity, identify diverse suppliers to work with, define clear measures of supplier diversity success, and mentor diverse suppliers within the supply base.

Table Of Contents



Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success

Step 1 of 5: Create a Business Case for Supplier Diversity


Step 2 of 5: Develop an Effective Supplier Diversity Policy


Step 3 of 5: Identify Opportunities to Work with Diverse Suppliers


Step 4 of 5: Measure the Program’s Ongoing Effectiveness


Step 5 of 5: Onboard and Mentor Diverse Suppliers


Review Your Performance

Recommended by the Authors

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