Alliance Markets Group is a revenue generating sales channel focused on driving minority business enterprise spend within the RRD Fortune 1000 and Government customer base. We execute this model by forging strategic alliances and joint ventures with Minority and Women Owned Business Enterpises (MWBE's).
RRD believes that it is our responsibility to represent the interests of our industry and our customers to U.S. federal, state and local governments.
Our Government Affairs department acts as an advocate for our company, our customers and our industry in three ways:
RRD's efforts are focused on several issues, including:
In addition, RRD works with trade associations and customers to support their public policy efforts. We frequently partner with several leading industry associations, including the Printing Industries of America, the Direct Marketing Association and the PostCom.
In recent years, we have worked with all 50 states and numerous federal and local government agencies. Our work with government agencies includes the following:
Through sponsorships and alliances, RRD strives to build strong relationships with its employee, community, and marketplace partners.
RRD believes that good community relations is crucial to supporting our communities. Our vision is to strengthen the communities in which the employees of RRD live and work. Drawing on the tradition of supporting youth, education, inclusion and diversity, RRD is responsive to the emerging needs that challenge our employees and their communities.
RRD builds strong and lasting relationships with diverse partners in the workplace, marketplace and community. We strive to create a workplace in which behaviors, practices, and policies promote respect, inclusion, utilization, development and career progress of talent across the organization. In the community, we support efforts and activities that promote inclusion and marketplace opportunities for underserved members.
Marketing and Sales builds relationships with current or potential customers through the support of charitable activities. The goal of our sales and marketing efforts is to achieve profitable growth, expand our operations globally in areas that capitalize on our core strengths and pursue/strengthen new business opportunities.
Support of non-profits is extended to civic, community, professional and marketplace partners in many different ways and includes:
In 1998, RRD recognized that no one was addressing the total supply chain for the printing industry. From this milestone, an industry-leading core competency in Supply Chain Management has been developed.
At RRD, the Supply Chain focus is on total cost, which includes quality, service, delivery, price and continuous improvement. Our Supply Chain initiatives are also data-driven and employ Six Sigma methodologies. As a supplier to RRD, you must demonstrate strong skills in these areas.
We at RRD are committed to the inclusion of minority- and women-owned businesses in our supplier base and to growing our total spending with these businesses. RRD has the most robust supplier diversity initiative in the print industry with two full-time staff people dedicated to strategy development and program management.
In 2007, our spending with this diverse business community was approximately $78 million. While we are pleased with our progress so far, we are not satisfied. We continue to set goals to identify new, incremental business opportunities for our MWBE supply chain partners. Our longer-range goal is for diverse supplier utilization to represent at least 5% of total procurement. We plan to benchmark ourselves against the best companies across all industry groups. We will continue to report our MWBE utilization to customers and to identify and develop MWBE suppliers, cultivating relationships with these businesses and measuring our progress.
RRD is an active corporate member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council and the Women's Business Enterprise National Council.
To become involved with the RRD Supplier Diversity Program, a supplier must comply with the following guidelines:
To be eligible for the RRD program, certification from an RRD approved agency must be provided. Examples of these agencies include the National Minority Supplier Development Council and its 39 regional purchasing councils, the Women's Business Development Center, Women's Business Enterprise National Council and city or municipal certifying agencies.
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