Across all industry sectors, the identification, qualification, and selection of suppliers able to function and compete in globally competitive supply chains as strategic suppliers is a challenge. The DMSCA CMP Scholarship Program is the premier performance based capacity and capability scholarship alternative for Channel Partners to develop suppliers.
What are Channel Partners?
Channel Partners are economic development organizations that provide and/or support socio-economic certification for diverse suppliers and share an interest in diverse supplier development. Channel Partners collaborate with DMSCA by (1) providing information about the Corporate Mentoring Program (CMP) to its certified manufacturing and logistical suppliers; (2) sharing with other certified suppliers information on the DMSCA Affiliated Suppliers program; (3) providing a DMSCA On-Line Community connection through its web site (optional); and (4) coordination on special grant and economic development projects. Channel Partners may include NMSDC Regional Councils, WBENC councils, U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Regional Offices, and others.
What are Channel Partner Benefits?
Channel Partners benefit by DMSCA's (1) requirement of Channel Partner certification for suppliers participating in the CMP; (2) increasing sourcing opportunities for certified suppliers through their CMP enrollment; (3) providing qualified suppliers access to the CMP development resources; and (4) providing suppliers with on-going online social and business networking opportunities.
What is the CMP Scholarship Program?
|"……the (DMSCA) Supplier Development Process …. is extremely thorough in taking a supplier from the benchmarking process to site assessment and from gap analysis to gap closure. Ultimately we expect to emerge from this process as an improved metrics driven, lean, customer-focused and versatile supplier.”|
Tony Mullens - QA Director - Alliance Program Mgmt.- Walker International Transportation
The CMP Scholarship Program is a supplier development program alternative offered exclusively to Channel Partners interested in meeting a corporation's need for supply-chain ready competitive diverse manufacturing logistical suppliers by sponsoring them in the DMSCA Corporate Mentoring Program (CMP).
How is the CMP Scholarship Program Funded?
The CMP Scholarship Programs is funded by either corporations through Channel Partners or directly by Channel Partners through the funding of one or more CMP Scholarship Funding Units for underwriting the cost of a suppliers’ enrollment in the CMP.
What is a CMP Scholarship Funding Unit and how many are required to sponsor a supplier?
One CMP Scholarship unit is $2,500; one supplier’s sponsorship in the CMP requires three (3) CMP Scholarship Units. Channel Partners may collaborate in order to meet requirements.
How are Channel Partners that participate in the CMP Scholarship Program recognized?
Channel Partners that join the DMSCA On-Line Community, and participate in the CMP Scholarship Program and fund a minimum of two suppliers in the CMP become DMSCA Associate Members.
How are corporations that participate in the CMP Scholarship Program through Channel Partners recognized?
The logos of corporate members that obtain one or more CMP Scholarship Units are placed on the Channel Partners DMSCA On-Line Community custom page.
How can CMP Scholarship Units be acquired?
"The CMP is another useful tool in achieving the level of excellence required for survival in today's world economy….Our desire is to better understand our customers' business while reducing waste and improving profitability for all parties.”
Ted Gary, AMG Engineering and Machining
CMP Scholarship Units may be obtained through the CMP Scholarship link through a Channel Partner’s Custom Page within the DMSCA-Online Community.
What benefit do suppliers get from the CMP?
Suppliers that participate in the CMP can gain exposure to new customers, collaborate with other valued-added suppliers on sourcing opportunity, increase capacities, focus on innovation, and according to results experience by the Supply Chain Council, experience cost reductions of 30-35% and revenue increases of 5% or more.
Channel Partner leadership may request additional information through David Burton, DMSCA President/CEO or Icy Williams, DMSCA Vice President. Interested Channel Partner leadership may also request additional information by submitting a CMP Scholarship Program Information Request Contact Form.