Supplier Diversity presentation at ISM

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (October 16, 2017) -- Northwest Mountain MSDC President and CEO rendered a presentation on Supplier Diversity at the 74th Annual Pacific Northwest Purchasing Conference hosted by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).  

The presentation contained essential information for procurement executives to understand the definition, importance and effective management of supplier diversity.  The full presentation is available for viewing on the Council website, www.nwmtnmsdc.org/supplier-diversity-presentation.

 Fernando Martinez at 74th Annual Pacific Northwest Purchasing Conference

Fernando Martinez at 74th Annual Pacific Northwest Purchasing Conference

Presentation Highlights:

  • 3 Dimensions of Diversity 
  • Supplier Diversity Defined 
  • What is and is not Supplier Diversity? 
  • Why is Supplier Diversity Important? 
  • Busting the Minority Business Enterprise Myth 
  • Tools to Manage Supplier Diversity Well 

To request a PDF version of the presentation, please contact the Council at 253-243-6959.

Supplier Diversity Economic Impact Report

 Click to view or download the report (3.2Mb PDF).

Click to view or download the report (3.2Mb PDF).

Northwest Mountain MSDC President and CEO Fernando Martinez released a report titled, "Supplier Diversity Economic Impact Report: An Analysis of the Impact of Northwest Mountain MSDC-Certified Minority Suppliers on the U.S. Economy" at the Council's end-of-year meetings. The report is based on an analysis of data provided by the Northwest Mountain MSDC and the supplier diversity information in supplier.io's database of nearly 1.6 million active certifications.