CHICAGO, May 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Supplier.io, the leading data, analytics and SaaS provider of supplier diversity management solutions, today announced a partnership with the US Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce that adds business data owned by military spouses to the global Supplier.io database of more than two million certified different suppliers. Companies can now better support active duty military and veteran families as part of their supplier diversity programs.
“Our partnership with the US Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce allows us to expand our diverse supplier database and provide companies with a powerful tool to source from military spouse-owned businesses and build more inclusive supply chains,” said Eileen Bassom, CEO of Supplier.io. “Now companies can easily find and work with military spouse-owned businesses, supporting our nation’s heroes and their families while driving economic growth and diversity.”
According to The Hackett Group’s 2022 Supplier Diversity Survey, more than 93% of US companies include service-disabled and veteran small businesses as part of their supplier diversity programs. However, the 2023 Supplier Diversity Benchmarking Report found that companies spend an average of just 0.4% of their total budget on supplier diversity with veteran-owned businesses. Using Supplier.io, supply chain and supply chain leaders can effortlessly find certified diverse suppliers and identify new ways to partner with them across the company.
“The US Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce is excited to partner with Supplier.io to drive economic growth and support the military community. By adding our data to Supplier.io’s globally diverse database of suppliers, it will bring greater visibility and opportunity to military spouse-owned businesses and connect them with companies looking to diversify their supply chains,” said Stephanie Brown, CEO and co-founder of the US Military Chamber of Commerce. “Supplier.io’s commitment to supplier diversity aligns with our mission to empower military spouses through entrepreneurship, and we are excited to see the positive impact this partnership will have on our community.”
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“At USAA, we strive to create a supply chain as diverse as our membership. We’re excited to see Supplier.io add US Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce data to its global database of diverse suppliers, making it easier for companies like ours to identify and engage with military spouse-owned businesses. Military spouses are key to the success of our military families, and advocating for their businesses just makes sense,” said Wayne Shanksdirector of supplier diversity at USAA’s Global Sourcing and Procurement.
“Military spouses are an integral part of the business owner community. CVS Health is committed to empowering, protecting and strengthening relationships throughout the military community to create connections for military spouse business owners and make an impact in every community we serve,” they said Knapik coinCVS Health Enterprise Supplier Diversity Executive Director.
Supplier.io is the leading provider of data, analytics and SaaS solutions that enable companies to manage, optimize and scale their supplier diversity programs. Working as a trusted advisor to the supplier diversity community, Supplier.io’s mission is to support each program by providing innovative and superior end-to-end supplier diversity solutions. Equipped with unparalleled data intelligence, superior technology and expert guidance, Supplier.io clients can establish and advance their supplier diversity initiatives effectively and strategically. For more information, visit www.supplier.io.