Supplier Spending: $36.5 Billion Total in 2011
2011 Supplier Spending by Category
- In 2011, approximately 90 percent of IBM's global spend in Production and Logistics Procurement (in support of our hardware and logistics business operations) occurred with 50 firms.
- In 2011, IBM conducted 222 full audits and 240 re-audits for a total of 462 assessments of suppliers in 21 countries, the largest single year activity to-date. And we launched assessments for the first time in Turkey, Russia, Nigeria, Kenya and Indonesia.
- In 2011, IBM conducted $3.2 billion of global business with first- and second-tier diverse suppliers. Of that, $2.5 billion was conducted with first-tier suppliers (world wide), up from $2.3 billion in 2010, inclusive of $881 million of business with first-tier, non-US-based diverse suppliers.
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