ISM's Offers How to Develop and Manage a Minority and Women Supplier Development Program

FOR RELEASE: February 11, 2003

CONTACT: Kristen Kioa
  ISM Media Relations
  800/888-6276 ext. 3015

(Tempe, AZ) - Whether your organization has a mature supplier diversity process or is just getting started, ISM's "How to Develop and Manage a Minority and Women Supplier Development" program provides information on the best practices in supplier diversity. Sourcing professionals interested in a strategic approach to integrating supplier diversity into their company's supply management process will find this program invaluable.

A world-class team of supplier diversity program managers and consultants will aid attendees in learning how to develop a minority and women supplier program that contributes to corporate objectives. Additionally, attendees will also learn:

  • Why leading corporations are embracing supplier diversity
  • How minority- and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBEs) are expanding their capacity
  • How to get the attention of senior management
  • How to transform a compliance-driven program to a strategically focused process
  • The role supply management professionals play in the success of these programs

Other topics that will be discussed include seven components of a winning minority and women supplier development, integrating minority and women suppliers and strategic sourcing, understanding the link between minority and women supplier development and market share, and using technology to maximize process efficiency.

How to Develop and Manage a Minority and Women Supplier Development will be offered on May 16, 2003 in Nashville, TN. To register for this program, contact ISM's Customer Service Department at 800/88-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 401. Register online at

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