Why A Supplier Diversity Program Will Benefit Your Business

You may be asking yourself, “What is a Supplier Diversity program? Supplier Diversity is a program designed to promote, increase and improve the participation of businesses considered diverse within a company’s supply chain. There are many categories used to identify “Diverse Businesses,” but the more common examples are Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Small Business Enterprise (SBE), and Woman Business Enterprise (WBE). For an organization to become a “Diverse Businesses,” they have to be certified through third-party bodies who authenticates that the company is managed, owned, and controlled by a diverse qualifying group. Most organizations commonly think Supplier Diversity is a program designed to contribute to society and has no value and adds little to the bottom line. The reality is that a competitive advantage exists and below you will find some of the benefits of choosing the right loyalty and incentive technology provider for your company. An article from The Wall Street Journal cited research by the Hackett Group who exposed that the operations costs of these organizations are frequently lower. They spend an average of 20% less on their buying processes, and the number of their procurement stuff is lower, what allows them to pass their operational cost savings […]

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