Supplier Diversity is a business program that encourages the use of minority owned, women owned, veteran owned, LGBT-owned, historically underutilized businesses, and SBA defined small business vendors as suppliers.
Companies often use national and global corporations as suppliers, which can create a compromise between the corporate mission to support diverse businesses and the use of those large scale suppliers. This challenge is easily overcome when one carefully considers the many advantages that a strong regional supplier like MROIS has over these national suppliers.
Benefits of Diversity
Our customized solutions are more "user friendly" than the value-added services offered by our national competition.
Our electronically linked Sales Centers and market expertise within our region give us a laser-like focus on customer service that is much more precise than that of our national competition.
Our localized inventory of over $12 million of quality, name brand products is more readily available than that of our national competition.
A direct business relationship results in an easier process to track actual diversity (MBE) spend.