One of the great things about working at Valicom is the ability to attend fantastic supplier diversity conferences throughout the year, like the WBENC Annual Conference in Las Vegas in June. Woman-owned, veteran-owned and minority-owned businesses are significant drivers of the national economy and these high-energy networking events are an inspiring way to connect with and help grow that community.
Diverse suppliers, like Valicom who is a certified woman-owned business enterprise, or WBE, get a chance to meet and mingle with Supplier Diversity and Supply Chain managers from some of the largest firms in the US. They have internal supplier diversity goals to meet, and welcome the chance to work with firms like Valicom at any opportunity.
And as Valicom provides a unique telecom cost control service – one that SAVES the firm money, versus just having them spend it – we offer the supply chain a chance to help shrink budgets, and re-allocate funds for something else. Whether those saved funds go to the bottom line, or to pay for equipment, personnel or other business services, it is a win-win for them. As shown in our telecom expense management case studies, our return on investment is strong and most clients see a decrease in their annual spend of 10-30% or more.
So if you are a Supplier Diversity or Supply Chain Manager, and are planning to be in Las Vegas in June at the WBENC Conference, be sure to let me know as I’d love to meet you in person!