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MORE THAN HALF OF SUPPLY CHAIN ORGANIZATIONS IMPROVE DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION (DEI) by THOMAS R. CUTLER According to new survey findings from Gartner and the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), over half of supply chain organizations have improving diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as an objective or goal, but only a quarter have formal targets. Additional findings include: People of color make up 30% of the overall supply chain workforce, but representation starts to drop at the very first level of leadership and falls to 9% at VP level. Company size plays a role with only 24% of small business supply chains having improved DEI as an objective. Consumer and retail organizations are more likely than other industry sectors to either have a general objective for DEI or formal targets or goals.

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In a survey of 298 supply chain professionals from November through December 2020, 59% of surveyed supply chain organizations reported having some form of objective to improve any dimension of DEI - race/ ethnicity, gender, LGBTQ+, physical and cognitive ability, veteran status or age - and 23% of those organizations have formal target or goals included in management scorecards. Company size plays a role when it comes to the dedication of senior leadership to improve DEI. The largest supply chain organizations are far more likely to have DEI objectives - particularly formal targets or goals - than their smaller peers. Only 24% of small business supply chains have improved DEI as an objective. Dana Stiffler, vice president analyst with the Gartner

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