Fast pitch sessions are one of the best ways to get face-to-face with companies you want to work with. Some of the biggest names in manufacturing are coming to participate in the National MBE Manufacturing Summit 2016’s Fast Pitch Sessions, and all of them want to see what your company can bring to the table. From the automotive industry to healthcare, these companies need a diverse and wide range of suppliers that fit their production needs. That’s why they’ve chosen to come together to look for partnerships, and why you need to be there to pitch your company. Register Today!
#1 The Clorox Company, the multi-national, multibillion dollar company, is currently in the middle of their 2020 Strategy to drive long-term growth. Between 2008 and 2013, they delivered above average stockholder returns of 88 percent with more than $2 billion awarded to stockholders in that five-year period. Now setting their sights on the future, Clorox is looking to make this upward trend continue through their 2020 business plan. One of their steps to achieving this goal is to fund growth by reducing waste in their work, products, and supply chain. That’s where you come in. This is an opportunity to combine the innovation of your company with Clorox and its multiple brands. Growth for your business means the same for theirs, so Clorox is listening.
#2 Grady Health System is the face of healthcare in Atlanta. Servicing nearly 600,000 patients every year, Grady is one of largest health systems in the country. Their commitment to providing quality healthcare drives them to continually search for diverse supplier partners. Grady particularly encourages those certified with the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Small Business Administration, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and others to reach out. This is an opportunity to share your capabilities with Grady and to learn about the numerous opportunities to manufacturer for the healthcare industry.
#3 The Genuine Parts Company, owner of brands such as NAPA Auto Parts and the S. P. Richards Company, is the worldwide leader in the distribution of automotive and industrial replacement parts, office products, and electrical materials. Headquartered here in Atlanta, GPC is looking for promising supplier partners to service over 2,600 locations around the globe.
#4 One of our sponsors, Ingersoll Rand, will be participating in the Fast Pitch and they want to hear from you. Named the #1 Global Industrial Machinery Company in Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, Ingersoll Rand recognizes the value of diversity in its workforce and supply chain. Their Supplier Diversity Program currently includes minority, women, and veteran owned businesses of varying sizes, and they are looking for more qualified companies. Ingersoll Rand will also be bringing representatives from their other subsidiary brands, Trane, Thermo King, and Club Car, to participate. This is your chance to connect with Ingersoll Rand and some of its most successful brands.
#5 After being acquired by Southern Company, AGL Resources is now part of a team that is the leading U.S. electric and gas utility companies servicing nine million customers across nine states. AGL has a wide range of supply needs and is committed to bringing value to their organization through supplier diversity. In addition to this, AGL’s Mentor Program strives to share their business expertise with minority and women owned businesses by providing one-on-one mentoring. By making their practices more transparent to the chosen candidates, it is their e to help you understand the industry. If your company is in the energy business, Fast Pitch session is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the Mentor Program or demonstrate what value you can bring to their operations.
#6 Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) is constantly innovating. Responsible for $6.8 billion in annual economic impact to the region, HMA was the first Honda factory to have both engine die-casting and machinery on site in addition to vehicle assembly all under the same roof. HMA is one of the largest and busiest car building plants in the country with an average of 340,000 vehicles and V-6 engines built per year. That’s 3.1 million vehicles and engines manufactured since the plant’s opening in 2001, yet no waste has ever been sent to a landfill. That’s because Honda’s facility is the very first “Zero Landfill” automotive plant in North America and finds alternative uses for all leftover materials. This innovation has led HMA to look for like-minded suppliers who have a passion for excellence and the environment.
#7. Novant Health medical group physician clinics include more than 1,200 physicians and more than 500 clinic locations throughout North and South Carolina and Virginia. Novant Health is ranked a top 20 integrated healthcare delivery network in the United States, according to an analysis by IMS Health. Novant Health is committed to being a world class leader in the development of successful relationships with diverse suppliers by incorporating them into the everyday process of category reviews and product or service bids. Novant Health’s supplier diversity development initiative aims to enhance the procurement process by increasing competition and access to quality products and services and excellent customer service.
#8 Always innovative, BMW has pioneered technology that creates exhilarating and efficient driving experiences. BMW Manufacturing lies at the center of a wide North American supplier network. With 270 different companies from the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, this close-knit community represents a vast array of experience and talent. More than just a one-way parts pipeline, this dynamic network collaborates, shares, and solves—all in an effort to continually improve its process and products. BMW’s supplier network is tied together via the BMW Process Development Center, the central nervous system of the BMW Manufacturing supply chain. It keeps everyone in touch, not just with BMW’s purchasing and logistics department, but with each other. The supplier network meets to exchange ideas, work to solve problems, and learn from each other.