M-Tier Supplier Diversity Reporting System

Purpose/Vision

Ford Supplier Diversity Development (SDD) has created a mechanized, Internet-based reporting program called the M-Tier Diversity Reporting System. The launch of this system supports Ford's role as a leader in supplier diversity. The purpose of the M-Tier Diversity Reporting System is two-fold:

  • Capture diverse spend at all levels of Ford's value chain
  • Assist suppliers in Ford's value chain with the initiation of their own Tier 2 reporting programs

Ford has initiated this effort to:
  • Support Ford's mission to economically empower diverse communities through the creation of wealth
  • Be the catalyst for the creation of new Tier 2 programs throughout the automotive industry
  • Align with our goal of being teachers as well as leaders - to assist suppliers without background, experience or financial capability to start their own Tier 2 programs
  • Expand opportunities to other industries across the nation

M-Tier Diversity Reporting System Benefits - Supplier

Enhanced system capabilities achieved with the implementation of the M-Tier Diversity Reporting System include:

  • Easier to report diverse spending to Ford
  • Available to the suppliers in Ford's value chain free of charge
  • Provides one location to report diversity spend to customers who participate in the system
  • Ability to upload data directly into system
  • Provides extensive database for use during reporting process to search for minority suppliers
  • Enables all suppliers in Ford's value chain to set up and administer your own Tier 2 program


Additional Information


System Capabilities * 

Enhanced system capabilities achieved with the implementation of the M-Tier Diversity Reporting System include:

  • User-friendly design with a convenient reporting format that allows suppliers to report to all customers participating
  • Ability to upload diverse spend data directly into system
  • Real-time verification of diverse supplier profile and certification status
  • Value chain users can capture and view their own Tier 2 MBE/WBE/VBE and government category purchases information
  • Tier 1 suppliers will be able to establish their own Tier 2 programs or enhance their existing Tier 2 programs
  • System will have the ability to conduct random audits of reported purchases to verify supplier spend detail
  • Access to online Supplier Diversity Resource Guide and Supplier Diversity Survey


* Some capabilities are only specific to Ford Motor Company