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OPINION 17 Current Debates Squaring the supplier diversity circle... ...recognising some of the pitfalls of working with large organisations. Dr Kemal Ahson I n today’s competitive global economy, supplier diversity (SD) is increasingly considered as a means of improving supply chain efficiencies and gaining business advantage. SD – promoting the provision of goods and services by a wide range of businesses and entrepreneurs – is said to increase value and improve efficiency for large businesses and ΑΥ‰±₯ŒΝ•Ρ½Θ‰½‘₯•ΜΡ‘ɽ՝ ΅…α₯΅₯Ν₯ΉœΡ‘”₯ΉΉ½Ω…Ρ₯½Έ…Ή™±•α₯‰₯±₯Ρ䁽˜Ν΅…±±•Θ½΅Α…Ή₯•ΜΈΉ₯Έ1½Ή‘½Έ°™½Θ₯ΉΝΡ…Ή”° ±…¬°Ν₯…Έ…Ή΅₯Ή½Ι₯Ρ䁕ёΉ₯Œ€‘ 5€…Ήέ½΅•»ŠL½έΉ•Ν΅…±°…Ή΅•‘₯Υ΄Ν₯镐•ΉΡ•ΙΑΙ₯Ν•Μ€‘M5Μ€…Ι”Ή½άΝ₯Ή±•½ΥЁ™½ΘΡ…ɝ•Ρ•‰ΥΝ₯Ή•Ν́ΝΥΑΑ½ΙЁ…́ё•δ…Ι”½ΉΝ₯‘•Ι•…́…‰±”ΡΌΑΙ½Ω₯‘”„έ₯‘”Ι…Ή”½˜Ν­₯±±Μ…Ή•αΑ•Ι₯•Ή”Ι•ΕΥ₯Ι•‰δ±…ɝ”ΑΥ‰±₯Œ…ΉΑΙ₯Ω…Ρ”Ν•Ρ½ΘΑΥɍ‘…Ν₯Ήœ½Ι…Ή₯Ν…Ρ₯½ΉΜΈΩ₯‘•ΉΡ±δ°„έ₯‘•Θ…ΝΝ•ΝΝ΅•ΉΠ½˜M™½Ύ͕½ΈΡ‘”Ι½±”½˜M5́έ₯Ρ‘₯ΈΡ‘”ΝΥΑΑ±δ‘…₯ΈΈM5ϊd½ΉΡΙ₯‰ΥΡ₯½ΈΡΌ‰ΥΝ₯Ή•Ν́…Ή•½Ή½΅₯Œ±₯™”₯ΈΥΙ½Α”₯́•Ή½Ι΅½ΥΜθΡ‘•Ι”…Ι”½Ω•Θ€Θΐ΅₯±±₯½ΈM5́…Ή€Πΐ”½˜Α•½Α±”έ½Ι¬₯ΈΡ‘•΄ΈΉ₯ΈΡ‘”U,Ρ‘•Ι”…Ι”½Ω•Θ€ΜΈά΅₯±±₯½ΈM5́½˜έ‘₯ €ΘΈΜ‘…Ω”ΉΌ•΅Α±½ε••ΜΈ₯Ω•ΈΡ‘•₯ȁΝ₯Ή₯™₯…Ή”₯Έ•΅Α±½ε΅•ΉΠ…Ή•½Ή½΅₯ŒΡ•Ι΅Μ°Ρ‘•Έ°₯Ё₯́չ‘•ΙΝΡ…Ή‘…‰±”Ρ‘…Ёݽɭ₯Ήœέ₯Ρ M5́₯́•α•Ι₯Ν₯ΉœΡ‘”΅₯Ή‘́½˜Α½±₯δ΅…­•Ί…ΉΑ•½Α±”₯ΉΩ½±Ω•₯Έ‰ΥΝ₯Ή•Ν́ΝΥΑΑ½ΙΠΈ%Έ()™…Π°M5͕́•΄ΡΌ‰”…Ёё”‘•…ΙЁ½˜΅½ΝЁΑΥ‰±₯Œ™ΥΉ‘•‰ΥΝ₯Ή•Ν́ΝΥΑΑ½ΙЁ₯Ή₯Ρ₯…Ρ₯Ω•ΜΈΉΉ½ΠΝΥΙΑΙ₯Ν₯Ή±δ°΅…­₯ΉœΡ‘”…Ν”™½ΘΑΙ½΅½Ρ₯ΉœM₯́‰•½΅₯Ήœ•…Ν₯•ΘθΡ‘”•Α…ΙΡ΅•ΉΠ½˜QΙ…‘”…Ή%Ή‘ΥΝΡΙ䀑Q$€°™½Θ₯ΉΝΡ…Ή”°ΑΥ‰±₯Ν‘•„€‘ΕΥ…±₯Ρ…Ρ₯Ω”€ΝΡՑ䁽ΈΡ‘”‰•Ή•™₯Ρ́½˜ΑΥ‰±₯ŒΝ•Ρ½ΘΑΙ½ΥΙ•΅•ΉΠ™Ι½΄Ν΅…±°‰ΥΝ₯Ή•ΝΝ•ΜΈM₯΅₯±…ɱ䰁±…ɝ”½΅Α…Ή₯•Μ…Ι”‘₯‘±₯‘Ρ₯ΉœΡ‘”‰•Ή•™₯Ρ́½˜έ½Ι­₯Ήœέ₯Ρ Ν΅…±°ΝΥΑΑ±₯•ΙΜμ₯Έ™…Π°Ρ‘•Ι”₯́„Ι½έ₯Ήœ±₯ΝЁ½˜ΑΙ₯Ω…Ρ”Ν•Ρ½ΘM₯Ή₯Ρ₯…Ρ₯Ω•Μ°ΝՍ …́ ΥΝ₯Ή•Ν́₯ΈΡ‘” ½΅΅ΥΉ₯Ρ䁅ΉΡ‘”ΥΙ½Α•…ΈMΥΑΑ±₯•Θ₯Ω•ΙΝ₯ΡδAΙ½Ι…΅΅”Έ ½ΉΝΑ₯Υ½Ύ‰δ₯Ρ́…‰Ν•Ή”°Ρ‘½Υ °₯́…Ήδ‘•‰…Ρ”½Έέ‘•Ρ‘•ΘM₯́½½™½ΘM5ΜΈΙ½΄„ΑΥ‰±₯ŒΑ½±₯δΑ•ΙΝΑ•Ρ₯Ω”Ρ‘₯́΅…δΝ••΄„ΝΡΙ…Ή”Α½₯ΉΠμΡ‘…Ё₯Μ°₯˜„Ν΅…±°‰ΥΝ₯Ή•Ν͕́Υɕ́ݽɬ™Ι½΄„±…ɝ”½΅Α…ΉδΝΥΙ•±δΡ‘₯́έ₯±°•Ή‘…Ή”₯Ρ́‰½ΡΡ½·ŠM±₯Ή”…Ή₯ΉΙ•…Ν”₯Ρ́ΝΥΝΡ…₯Ή…‰₯±₯Ρδό ΥЁё₯́…ΝΝ•ΝΝ΅•ΉΠΡ•Ή‘́Ѽ₯Ή½Ι”‘₯™™₯Υ±Ρ₯•ΜM5́΅…䁕Ή½ΥΉΡ•Θέ‘•Έέ½Ι­₯Ήœέ₯Ρ ±…ɝ”‰ΥΝ₯Ή•Ν͕́½ΘΡ‘”ΑΥ‰±₯ŒΝ•Ρ½ΘΈ()ȁ-•΅…°‘Ν½Έ()Q…­”Ρ‘”…΅½ΥΉΠ½˜Ρ₯΅”₯Ёх­•ΜΡΌέ₯Έ½ΉΡΙ…ΡΜΈ]₯ΉΉ₯Ήœέ½Ι¬₯́Ή•Ω•Θ•…Ν丁 ΥЁ½™Ρ•ΈΡ‘”…΅½ΥΉΠ½˜Ρ₯΅”Ι•ΕΥ₯Ι•ΡΌ΅…­”½ΉΡ…Π°‘•Ω•±½ΐ…ΉΝΥ‰΅₯ЁΑΙ½Α½Ν…±Μ°…Ή½ΉΩ₯Ή”„±…ɝ”½ΙΑ½Ι…Ρ”½ΘΑΥ‰±₯ŒΝ•Ρ½Θ±₯•ΉΠ½˜ε½Υȁم±Υ”°₯́Ι•…ѕȁё…Έέ‘…Ё₯́ɕΕΥ₯Ι•έ‘•ΈΑ₯э‘₯ΉœΡΌ…Έ½έΉ•ΛŠM΅…Ή…•Θ½ΘM5Έ()%MMUQ!I€Θΐΐ܁•Ή…”πΥ¬((0