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The Strategy for Suppliers

Let's Make It Happen





Iron Sharping Iron Process

Today's procurement environment is complex – this is why understanding it is so important. Supplier diversity teams are a resource to help diverse suppliers enhance their business development initiatives.  As a diverse business, the DG Vendors Academy will help you:


  • Enhance your go to market strategies

  • Increase your understanding of Dollar General's purchasing environment, strategies, and processes

  • Improve your organization's capacity to deliver on promises

  • Systematically discover business best practices

  • Identify new value-added services that your company can offer other corporations that are implementing supplier diversity initiatives





Profile Development Stage

You will develop a profile that describes your products and services.  The profile enables Dollar General's buying teams to evaluate your value proposition.  The profile development exercises help you better position your value proposition based on expressed needs of buying teams.


Assessments Stage

During the Assessment Stage, you will participate in a best practices assessment that will your quantity business strengths and weaknesses.  This stage defines the best business practices, and graphically identifies opportunities for continuous improvement.


As Is Analysis Stage

The As Is Analysis considers the characteristics of business maturity and helps participants weigh options for process changes recommended by RGMA, a leader in supplier diversity and diverse supplier capacity building.  This stage also helps you determine which actions will enhance your operations and strengthen your professional expertise. 


Implementation Plan Stage

Based on results from the As Is Stage, participants will be guided through best practice recommendations from RGMA and feedback from procurement executives in the program.  Participants will develop an implementation plan that pays particular attention to process changes that can reasonably accomplished in the near term. 


Enhancement Actions Stage

In this stage, a model that aligns business best practices with actions of key team members will be introduced.   Actions around executive alignment, customer relationship management, business modeling, and project management models will be implemented.  












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