Implementing Supplier Development and Diversity
What you'll learn
- How companies define supplier development and diversity.
- Why supplier development and diversity strategies have become important for strategic sourcing.
- Identify diversity categories and certification options for diverse suppliers.
- How diverse suppliers can help you accelerate innovation and business development.
- Leveraging business processes and metrics to develop class-leading supplier relationships.
- Best practices for implementing a successful supplier development and diversity program.
- How supplier development and diversity align with supplier relationship management
- Basic understanding of supply chain management.
Right now, supplier development and supplier diversity are more important than ever for businesses, and for the customers and communities in their supply chains.
LinkedIn has thousands of jobs openings for supply chain professionals who understand supplier development and diversity. Each year, companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Intel invest billions of dollars into supplier development and diversity programs. Government agencies often set aside lucrative contracts for minority-owned firms. This creates amazing opportunities for small businesses to get ahead, and it also creates exciting career opportunities for the supply chain professionals who understand how to manage these programs effectively.
Ready to learn more? Join Daniel Stanton - Mr. Supply Chain - and David Burton, CEO and Founder of the Diverse Manufacturing Supply Chain Alliance, to get an inside look at how leading companies design and implement their supplier development and diversity programs.
This course is designed for business executives, supply chain management professionals, and project management professionals who want to increase both the quality and diversity of the companies in their supply base. It will also be useful for professionals interested in process improvement methods such as Lean, Six Sigma, and Theory of Constraints. Do you need professional development to maintain your CSCP, CPIM, or CLTD certification from APICS and ASCM? How about the SCPro from CSCMP or the CPSM and CPSD from ISM? Or even the PMP from PMI? Please check with your certification provider to confirm, but they should approve continuing education credits for completing this course.
Who this course is for:
- Project Manager
- Supply Chain Manager
- Purchasing Manager
- Logistics Manager
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Professionals
- Procurement Manager
Daniel Stanton is known as “Mr. Supply Chain®” because he is passionate about supply chains and the role they play in our everyday lives.
Stanton is the author of the best-selling Supply Chain Management For Dummies and has been featured on CNBC, Fox News, Forbes, Journal of Commerce, Freightwaves, and more.
Having spent his career working in military and civilian supply chains, he now devotes time to teaching, conducting research, serving on boards, and helping startup companies develop cool new supply chain technologies.
You’ll often find Mr. Supply Chain® speaking at events around the world and teaching online courses. He holds a master of engineering in logistics from MIT’s Supply Chain Management program, is an adjunct professor at Bradley University, and he's a doctoral researcher at Cranfield University.
Daniel is a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and has earned the SCPro certification from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.
You can visit his website, or follow him on social media to learn more about supply chain management, project leadership, and the other things upon which he grooves.
David J. Burton, AICP, is a native of Columbia, SC. and is the Founder and CEO of the Diverse Manufacturing Supply Chain Alliance (DMSCA) and the DMSCA Supplier Development Foundation. Burton obtained his B.S. from the Morgan State College and a Masters from the University of Pennsylvania in City Planning and Regional Science. Burton is a former Adjunct Professor in Planning at Howard University and a decorated Vietnam Veteran. Prior to DMSCA’s formation Burton was also Vice President of Planning and Development for the Harbison Development Corporation (CDC), a new town developer in Columbia, South Carolina; National Sales Manager for the former Control Data Corporation (CDC), developer of small business incubators throughout the U.S.; a National Project Director for City Venture Corporation, a national initiative that leveraged CDC small business incubator development to spearhead inner city revitalization and job creation. Burton was also President of Burton and Associates, a planning and economic development consulting company. A Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Burton resides in Gaithersburg, MD.