SDD PROGRAM MILESTONES

DIVERSE CLASSIFICATIONS
To better align our Supplier Diversity program with Ford’s Diversity & Inclusion program, spend with diverse companies in the following categories are recognized as part of the Supplier Diversity Program: Women, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Native Alaskans, Canadian Aboriginal, LGBT People, Veterans, Disabled Veterans, People with Disabilities and Small Businesses.

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT

 

Supporting and developing a diverse supply chain contributes to strong and sustainable businesses. Through advocacy and relationship building internally and externally, our efforts assist us in making a positive impact to our bottom line and within the communities where our suppliers operate.

Jim Hackett

Ford Motor Company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our employees, our customer base, dealer network and supply chain. Truly, there is such an advantage we have with our team and partners – diverse backgrounds and diversity of thought – and to me, there is nothing more important or influential to our success than diversity. As we evolve as a company to pursue leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions, we look for diverse suppliers to bring fresh ideas and perspectives that will help us produce smart vehicles for a smart world. Developing strong relationships with our supply chain, inclusive of diverse suppliers, will result in more innovative products, stronger communities and a better world.

Angela Henderson

Diversity & Inclusion permeates the core of our company – from the diversity of our product offerings and global workforce, to our strategic partners, supply base and dealers.  Rapidly changing technologies are creating incredible opportunities for growth with diverse suppliers who are able to identify and understand the traditional industry disruptors, grasp the concept of Diversity & Inclusion and develop a forward-looking strategy and plan. We remain committed to support, develop, grow and promote our diverse suppliers while expanding the economic impact and growth in the community for a more sustainable future.
DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
MENTOR ME
Mentor Me is an exciting program for certified diverse businesses to advance and develop their business through Senior Corporate Executive mentoring.
SKILLS FOR LIFE
Supplier Skills for Life is a program where industry experts will discuss hot topics and share tools to help diverse businesses grow and develop. The program will include videos, frequently asked questions, checklists and other quick single-point lessons on topics of interest.
UNITIER – NEW TIER 2 SYSTEM!

We are happy to share with you that we are launching a new and improved Tier 2 diversity spend reporting system – UniTier.

JOINT TECHNOLOGY FRAMEWORK (JTF)

JTF represents Ford’s commitment to Go Further and enhance the technical capability and sustainability of diverse suppliers through the access to intellectual assets.

Companies interested in doing business with Ford should complete our Supplier Registration Form.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mar 6
16th APACC East-West Business Connection
Laurel Manor, Livonia

Mar 11 – 13
WBENC Summit & Salute
Houston, TX

Apr 16 – Apr 17
WBE Canada/CAMSC Automotive Access Event & Diversity Procurement Fair
Toronto

Apr 17
GLWBC Annual Awards Celebration
Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi Mi

May 4
18th Annual APACC Gala
MGM Grand Detroit

May 7 – May 9
MMSDC-MMPC
Detroit, COBO Hall

May 15 – May 17
MMSDC-MMPC
NYC

Jun 4
CAMSC Cross Border Forum
Windsor

Jun 5 – Jun 7
USPACC CelebrAsian
Houston, TX

Jun 7
MHCC Tradefair Matchmaker
The Henry Detroit

Jun 24 – Jun 27
WeConnect International Day/WBENC National Conference
Baltimore, MD

OUR TEAM

The Supplier Diversity Development Office, a group within Supply Chain Sustainability, is a part of the Purchasing organization of Ford Motor Company. This office administers the Supplier Diversity Development Program and works with many diverse and small businesses to promote economic development and sustainability.

Angela
Henderson
Head of Supplier
Diversity
Development
Tricia
Tygesen
SDD Manager
Exterior, Indirect,
FCSD
Stephanie
Williams
SDD Manager
Interior, Indirect,
Electrical
Cameron Boli
SDD Analyst
Chassis & Powertrain
Cyndi Morrell
SDD Analyst

SUPPLIER SHOWCASE