The Contribution of Supplier Diversity to Competitive Advantage

Leonard Greenhalgh Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth Michael Robinson IBM Corporation Introduction Many leading corporations have sophisticated supplier diversity programs. These exist when there is strong support from visionary senior managers who see the strategic advantage of ensuring long-term supply chain excellence. In the absence of such vision, the focus is on the next quarterly accounting report: In that context, the procurement function is judged on achievement of short-term savings and the supplier diversity function is dismissed as superfluous and a target for budget-cuts. In this article, we show that the proper role of supplier diversity professionals is to
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How to be a Catalyst and Milestone Focused Investor

By: J. Dennis Jean-Jacques Author of “The Five Keys to Value investing,” McGraw-Hill 2003 Brexit. Trump. Change is the only constant in the world and the stock market is not immune. Invest in it. ETFs and passive investment strategies are great vehicles to capture these directional bets, if you are lucky.  But in order to truly outperform, you need to go where traditional investors are not and where ETFs, quantitative funds and passive managers cannot go.
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WBE SUCCESS STORY A STANDARD OF SERVICE: PRIVATE EYES INC. AND PNC

By Sandra James When Sandra James Founded Private Eyes, Inc. in September 1999, she was well aware of the market trend emerging in background checks and employment verifications. Since James had already owned and sold a business specializing in mortgage credit, she saw the opportunity for a seamless transition to providing Fortune 500 corporations, particularly creditors and financial institutions, with background checks and employment verifications.
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