Innovative Ways to Develop & Support Supplier Diversity

September 14, 2012 12:04 am


Amber Janey, Rockwell CollinsDefense contractor Rockwell Collins uses a diverse supply chain to find innovative business solutions. Amber Janey, senior project manager for supplier diversity, and Evette Creighton, diversity program manager, discuss at DiversityInc’s Innovation Fest! their supplier-diversity results and, specifically, how one small, woman-owned business came up with a creative solution to a technical problem. Rockwell Collins is No. 34 in the 2013 DiversityInc Top 50, and CEO Clay Jones plays a key role in the company’s diversity progress.

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Video Minutes

0:01:36 Rockwell Collins’ Approach to Diversity

0:02:31 Using a WBE to Develop a Solution

0:04:24 How Genova Technologies Fits Rockwell Collins

0:07:32 Why Use a Small Disadvantaged Business?

0:09:24 Lowest Price, Technically Acceptable

0:10:39 Small Business Set-Asides