Unconscious Bias in Supply Chain by Alex Alvarez

Topic:  Unconscious Bias in Supply Chain by Alex Alvarez
Date: Monday, October 15, 2018
Location: Austin Convention Center
Room: 18AB, Floor: 4th 
Time: 10:15-11:15am 

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* 1. Procurement is a more strategic function than Supplier Diversity

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* 2. Supplier Diversity is an area within Supply Chain

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* 3. Supplier Diversity teams are adequately resourced

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* 4. Being classified as a mbe supplier increases your chances of obtaining a contract

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* 5. How many steps traditionally is your strategic sourcing process at your company?

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* 6. How long is your initial vetting (1st exposure or review) of potential suppliers?

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* 7. What is the key factor you use in deciding if a potential supplier should be evaluated further?

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* 8. In your company what is the best factor for fit synergies?

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* 9. Do you feel you have enough resources (i.e. Headcount and technology) to adequately perform your job?

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* 10. Do you feel your buying (procurement) process is structured?

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* 11. Procurement Process at your company is

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* 12. Have you ever provided a supplier or business a meeting based on the attractiveness of the supplier representative?

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* 13. On average how many people decide if a supplier gets an opportunity to present their capabilities beyond the supplier registration process?

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* 14. I feel suppliers have been discriminated against during my professional career

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* 15. Have you ever changed your mind on an evaluation of a supplier based on group think?

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* 16. Do you feel Fortune 1000 companies prefer to contract with other Fortune 1000 companies?

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* 17. Have you ever been more accommodating toward a supplier or business whose representatives had similarities (i.e. college, hometown, favorite team, etc.) to you?

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* 18. In general whom are better suppliers?

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* 19. Largely innovation comes from

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* 20. Diverse (minority, women, veteran, LGBTQ, disabled) suppliers are small

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* 21. Diverse (minority, women, veteran, LGBTQ, disabled) suppliers need favorable treatment to win the competitive bid process

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* 22. Quality, Service, Technology, Cost and Delivery problems are more prevalent with

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* 23. Do you feel unconscious bias in Supply Chain exists?

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* 24. What type of company do you work for?

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* 25. What area do you work in?

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* 26. What industry is your company classified with?

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* 27. What is your gender?

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* 28. What is your demographic?

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* 29. What is your age range?

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* 30. How many years of professional work experience do you have?

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* 31. Please provide contact info (if you're interested in aggregated results, OPTIONAL)

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