Sustainment enables sourcing teams to fulfill their preferences for or requirements to work with diverse suppliers.
We provide our community of vendors on Sustainment the ability to identify one or more classifications within their profile and upload those certificates. Sourcing teams can compare and engage with more of these special domestic suppliers on Sustainment.
What is a diverse supplier?
A diverse supplier in manufacturing is a business that is at least 51% owned and operated by a person or team formally associated with a traditionally underrepresented or underserved section of the population. Common diverse supplier classifications are small-business enterprises (SBEs), minority-owned enterprises (MBEs), and woman-owned enterprises (WBEs) and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). The diverse supplier definition is often expanded to businesses owned by other minority groups such as LGBTQ, proprietors with disabilities, and more.
How to find diverse suppliers in Sustainment
Sustainment’s community houses thousands of manufacturer profiles in the United States, including comprehensive, organized listings of small-business, veteran-owned, minority-owned, women-owned and other special classification manufacturers. We’re proud to say we feel this is the most comprehensive and actionable platform of American manufacturers available to supply-chain teams on the market today.
Sustainment offers a map-based search platform to help you identify the perfect supplier within a specific geographic area. Inside our map-based search we have filters for specific classifications you can easily check off and view in companion to our other key filter criteria like industry and other manufacturing processes.
If you’re looking for a specific user type – for example, a veteran-owned sheet metal shearing company in Oklahoma with specific certifications – we’ve built the ideal platform to serve your needs.
Sign up for our free Community membership today to see how Sustainment search works, and join our Professional Plan for full access to our complete supply chain discovery and management platform.