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At Procter & Gamble, corporate supplier diversity leader Icy Williams doesn't want company buyers to think of diversity initiatives as something tacked on to the supply chain. It's her job to make sure getting diverse suppliers into the supply chain is just a natural part of supplier selection, with diversity criteria woven into the process. "It's not any different for our diversity suppliers than it is for our majority suppliers," she says. "Part of what I do with purchasing is making it clear to buyers that we don't have a different matrix, we expect all suppliers to bring us innovation, competitive pricing, meet process measures around quality, customer service and of course cost."
Source: Purchasing, http://www.purchasing.com
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