For some organizations, working with women- and minority-owned business enterprise, especially in the first and second tiers of the supply chain, is nothing new. Yet to some, it can be a challenge to simply define what supplier diversity means to their companies, and which companies are considered diverse suppliers.
Outside of the U.S., many countries are in the midst of developing their own definitions of supplier diversity. Not all of them are as far along in maturity of their programs as those in the U.S., but governments, associations and large organizations are hammering out strategies to encourage companies to work with companies owned by women and minorities.
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Keywords: supply chain management, supply chain jobs, diverse supplier base, women and minorities in supply management
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