1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 30, 2010 12:03 PM by Moses Brown

    Using Discovery to identify/manage Diverse suppliers

    Liz Majetic Ariba Contributor

      Did you know you can use Ariba Discovery to identify suppliers for your diversity intiatives?  Discovery has over 19,000 diverse/ green suppliers registered in our community ready to work with buyers.


      Diversity Certifications and Green Initiatives

      Buying organizations can view these designations in a supplier profile and can select the preference to work with these types of suppliers in their postings.


      Green Initiatives
      Your business has undertaken one of the following Green Initiatives, a plan documenting how your business is addressing and implementing sustainable business practices, products and services that are less harmful to the environment, energy efficiency, carbon reporting, reduction and/or offsetting, and transportation efficiency.
      Women-Owned Business
      Your business is at least 51% owned by a woman or women who exercise the power to make policy decisions and who are actively involved in the day-to-day management of the business.
      Minority-Owned Business
      Your business is at least 51% owned by one or more minority U.S. citizens. In the case of a publicly owned business, at least one or more such individuals own 51% of the stock, and one or more such individuals control its management and daily operations.
      Veteran-Owned Business
      Disabled Veteran-Owned Business
      Vietnam Veteran-Owned Business


      How have you used Discovery to capture this type of information on suppliers?

        • Re: Using Discovery to identify/manage Diverse suppliers
          Moses Brown Newbie

          Yes, absolutely. Although we are a relatively new user we ( Reed Elsevier) have integated the use of Ariba Discovery into our procurement process. We are using Discovery as our supplier registration portal and as a way of communicating new business opportunities for suppliers. We  also identify new potential suppliers. We provided all of our procurment specialist with the proper training and are expecting the use of Discoveryto become a commonly used resource. We are very happy with the efficiency that has been created and are very excited about the win/win it creates for our suppliers, customers and of course, Reed Elsevier.