Raising the Bar Virtual Workshops – “Seizing the Opportunity for Supplier Diversity : Is Your Supplier Diversity Program Ready For Greater Expectations and Visibility?” presented by Trane Technologies…Featuring The Hackett Group

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Date(s) - 10/07/2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

TSMSDC Nashville


In the current environment, most companies are taking a hard look at their internal diversity efforts, including the diversity, equity, and inclusiveness of their supply chain base. The Hackett Group’s Supplier Diversity Study continues to show the importance that companies place on supply base diversification, whether their objectives are aligned with improving corporate image (74% say this is very important), or more directly tied to customer expectations and revenue. To be sure, there will be greater visibility going forward to what proactive companies are doing to embrace and to support supplier diversity efforts from society, customers, and regulators.  This analysis will quantitatively reflect on the demographics of the community in which it operates.

Join this value ad webcast to review the findings of The Hackett Group’s last Supplier Diversity Study, and learn more about the growing trends related to supplier diversity, understanding the breadth and magnitude of the investment with suppliers, and steps that companies need to get a leg-up in a very competitive landscape.

Remarks: Cheri Henderson

President & CEO, TriState Minority Supplier Development Council







Introduction of Presenter: Jackie LaJoie

Sr. Manager, Supplier Diversity, Trane Technologies, and Vice-Chair, TSMSDC Board of Directors






      • Welcome Remarks
      • Introductions of Presenters
      • “Seizing the Opportunity for Supplier Diversity:  Is Your Supplier Diversity Program Ready for Greater Expectations and Visibility?”
        • Clarifying the Value Proposition
        • Top Commitment from the Organization
        • Improving Visibility to Program Performance
        • Getting Investment
        • Align Performance Metrics
        • Engage and Develop Historically Under-utilized Suppliers
        • Expand Programs to Tier 2
      • Participants Q&A
      • Wrap-Up & Closing Remarks
      • Evaluation

Kurt Alberston - The Hackett Group

Presented by Kurt Albertson, Principal – Procurement Advisory

Kurt Albertson is the US Practice Lead for The Hackett Group’s Procurement Advisory Program, based in Atlanta, Georgia.  In collaboration with procurement executives, Kurt focuses on the latest trends and best practices, conducts research into topical issues, and leads client conferences, webcasts and other related events. He has over 18 years’ experience in assessing procurement and finance capabilities concentrating on sourcing, risk and supplier management, purchasing, accounts payable operations, and travel expense management.  Albertson offers a blend of consulting and industry experience, having served a wide variety of clients across numerous industries. He holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina, and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Michigan.



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