Denise R Thomas director of corporate supplier diversity at Kroger Co Photos by Steve Greiner

Denise R. Thomas, director of corporate supplier diversity at Kroger Co. (Photos by Steve Greiner)

Supplier diversity needs to be part of business plan: Panel

Developing and growing a successful program of inclusiveness in the supply chain requires that the program fit into the overall goals and strategies of the organization, a panel of supplier diversity professionals said at FMI Connect in Chicago on Wednesday.

“To have a diverse program, you must have corporate support,” said Denise R. Thomas, director of corporate supplier diversity at Kroger Co., Cincinnati. “All must understand the importance.”

Thomas cited some examples

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