Friday, June 17, 2011

By the Numbers: IBM's Supply Chain in 2010

IBM just published it's annual corporate responsibility summary for 2010 and I've pulled out the latest highlights referring to Big Blue's supply chain:

- 27,000 suppliers in nearly 100 countries
- Supplier Connection - a collective portal for buying from small and medium businesses reached $150B
- $1.5 billion in First-Tier Spending with Diverse Suppliers - up from $1.4 billion in 2009
- Spending by location, $12.3 billion North America; $12.2 billion Asia Pac; $7.5 billion Europe, Middle East and Africa and $2.7 billion Latin America.

I think I am most impressed at the size of spending in the US.

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