Laying the foundations

Measure your supply chain baseline

Where and who are you currently purchasing from?

Survey your procurement policies and practices

What policies and processes are working, and which are barriers to success?

Identify your partners

Growing the capacity of local and diverse vendors in underserved communities doesn't have to happen alone—who else is on your team?

Map your community's assets

How can you link with existing networks and efforts to support local and diverse purchasing?

Understand your purchasing pipeline

Who contributes to purchasing decisions at your institution, and how are decisions made?

Scale and sustain impact

How do you institutionalize priorities and create organizational alignment?