Large companies understand the value of having a diverse supplier base that aligns with their diverse customer base. This creates opportunities for veteran-owned businesses (VOBs) as many larger companies are looking for VOBs to bring on as suppliers. Surprisingly, the biggest challenge that many of these companies face is identifying VOBs that fit a certain geographic or business need and have the ability to perform the work required. This resource is helpful for a general understanding of the veteran entrepreneurship industry.
Operations and Supply Chain Management
CVOB, Entrepreneurship, Supplier diversity, Small business
Veteran-owned business enterprises; Diversity in the workplace--United States; Training
Mentorship--Mentoring, Professional Development--In-Person training
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Gibbs, Elissa, "Becoming a Supplier: Leading Practices for Corporate Buy-In" (2019). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 60.
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