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Commit to building and supporting a professional culture that is diverse and inclusive.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN THE WORKPLACE STARTS WITH YOU
- I pledge to help further diversity within my supplier network and within my professional network.
- I pledge to spread this message and to be an advocate for the cause.
- I pledge to lead by example in continuing my education on the benefits and best practices of implementing, expanding and supporting diversity and inclusion programs so that I can be a source of knowledge to others.
- I pledge to open myself up to the innovation and equality that diverse perspectives bring and provide a safe place where those thoughts can be heard.
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Why Take the Pledge?
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to such workplace changes as government-mandated factory shutdowns, social distancing at businesses and work-from-home arrangements. Because most procurement roles have a reduced need to be present in physical workspaces, these types of jobs have been prime targets for continued remote work.
Even in this digital age of big data and growth in predictive artificial intelligence (AI), COVID-19 has taught us a harsh lesson in the importance of agility: How do you adjust for disruptions when they aren’t even on your radar?
A half-century of evidence is in: This ‘role of everyone in the supply management organization’ improves understanding of customers, enhances innovation — and helps the bottom line.
To remain competitive, organizations strive to deliver goods and services cheaper, faster and more effectively while improving value and quality. Partnering with the most efficient and effective suppliers is paramount to success.
The business realities brought on by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic challenges practitioners to keep supplier diversity on the front burner of supply management. Supplier diversity’s mission and purpose have not changed — but they are even more pronounced during these trying times.
Choosing what’s known and comfortable — diverse or not — is the default position for many of us. We rationalize that doing so costs less, carries less risk and results in a predictable, positive outcome...But does it?
In this webinar you will learn that Nationwide operates with the belief that suppliers should represent the diversity of the communities that they serve. The commitment to diversity means providing opportunities for diverse suppliers.
Everyone has bias, but they might not know it. The bias is rarely an explicit or conscious attitude about a group of people, says Ann Becker, J.D., vice president and CPO at Arizona Public Service Company in Phoenix.
The business realities brought on by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic challenges practitioners to keep supplier diversity on the front burner of supply management.
This three-pronged approach has helped Hummons, the Megawatt Star among Institute for Supply Management®’s (ISM®) 2019 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars awards program, excel when leading projects and meetings and working with colleagues and clients.Read Now
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The ISM World Annual Conference has many breakout sessions on diversity and inclusion related topics as well as opportunities to interact with award winners, meet diverse suppliers, participate in sessions like “Women in Supply Management” and more.
Vulnerable conversations are easy to avoid but can be powerful when tackled head on. Join Tom Derry and Pamela Culpepper as they explore complex topics together.