There are critical issues identified with reconciling parity in supplier diversity initiatives. Supplier diversity programs (SDP) are an instrument utilized to facilitate the process. This endeavor analyzes the best techniques to develop diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) strategy to develop manufacturing suppliers. Moreover, quality control frameworks for developing supplier diversity programs in manufacturing necessitates strategic planning, which is necessary to support supplier diversity initiatives. For instance, questions that supplier diversity managers must ask include, Does the company have an existing minority supplier program? If so, what are its pros, cons, and evaluative measures? If not, why hasn’t there been a supplier diversity program or why is it now defunct? Moreover, supplier diversity managers must develop, safeguard, and sustain supplier diversity programs by gaining support from leadership, create policy (institutionalize), and tie the SDP to organizational performance metrics.
Implementing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Management in Organizational Change Initiatives
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Quinton, M.L. & El-Amin, A. (2022). " Building an Iron-Clad Supplier Diversity Program" In Implementing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Management in Organizational Change Initiatives, 164-175. Abeni El-Amin, ed. IGI Global. 10.4018/978-1-6684-4023-0.ch009