At Ferguson Manning Associates, we are not just a consulting firm; we are your dedicated partners in navigating the dynamic landscape of Supplier Diversity and fostering inclusive procurement practices. Backed by years of experience and a profound understanding of the intricate business ecosystem, our team brings a diverse range of skills to the table. Our approach goes beyond theory; we roll up our sleeves to work alongside you, ensuring that every strategy we develop is tailored to your unique needs and objectives.

With offices in Michigan and West Virginia, our firm specializes in Supplier Diversity and strategic sourcing solutions for a wide variety of organizations and entities. Our programs and trainings are designed specifically to our client’s needs, and focus on increased shareholder value, enhanced capabilities and achieving financial goals.

Business Diversity

Program Development


Economic Impact


At Ferguson Manning Associates, we offer Supplier Diversity solutions that empower organizations with the knowledge, strategies, and tools to build and maintain an inclusive supply chain. Our services are designed to integrate diversity and inclusion into your supply chain practices, foster innovation, enhance your brand reputation, drive economic impact and support sustainable growth.


Program Development

We understand that every organization is unique, and that's why our program development services are carefully customized to meet your specific needs and industry dynamics. Our goal is to create a Supplier Diversity program that not only drives economic impact but also fosters partnerships, enhances supplier relationships, and amplifies your organization's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Program Assessment

Our assessment service evaluates the effectiveness of our client's existing Supplier Diversity program or initiative to identify strengths, areas for improvement and opportunities for growth.

Strategic Planning

Our team works collaboratively with your organization to develop a customized Supplier Diversity strategy aligned with your business objectives. Our process considers your industry, market trends, and organizational goals to create a roadmap to increasing inclusion in your supply chain.

Program Implementation and Integration

Transform your strategy into reality with our seamless Supplier Diversity Program Implementation. From policy formulation to supplier onboarding, we guide you through every step, ensuring a successful launch of your program.

Metrics and Reporting

Tracking and reporting spending with diverse suppliers ensures compliance with Supplier Diversity goals, reporting requirements and regulations. Our experts will help your team development key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure the success of your Supplier Diversity program. Our reporting solutions enable you to track progress, demonstrate ROI, and communicate the impact of your initiatives to stakeholders.

Supplier Identification and Outreach

Identifying diverse suppliers is fundamental to building an inclusive supply chain. Leveraging our industry networks and resources, we assist in identifying potential diverse suppliers that align with your sourcing needs. After identification, we guide you through the supplier development process, helping these businesses become reliable partners within your supply chain.

Training and Workshops

Empower your workforce with our insightful Supplier Diversity Training and Workshops. From executives to employees, our sessions raise awareness and understanding of Supplier Diversity, best practices and the value of nurturing a culture of inclusion.

Match Making Events

Our Supplier Diversity Matchmaking Events are designed to create impactful networking opportunities that connect diverse suppliers with corporations, organizations, and government entities actively seeking to diversify their supplier base.

Targeted Supplier-Buyer Meetings

Our team provides personalized introductions to procurement professionals and buyers, ensuring that your diverse business stands out during networking sessions and potential sourcing opportunities.

Advisory Services

Supplier Diversity is a dynamic field, and we provide organizations ongoing support and strategic guidance towards Supplier Diversity excellence. Through our advisory services, we work with your team to continually refine and enhance your strategies based on data-driven insights, industry shifts, and evolving best practices. Our commitment to continuous improvement ensures your program remains effective and relevant.


To be a leader in Supplier Diversity consulting, driving transformative change by supporting inclusive and equitable supply chains for organizations of all sizes and across all industries.


To empower organizations to embrace Supplier Diversity as a strategic imperative fostering economic growth, innovation and social impact through inclusive procurement practices.


To act honestly, with integrity, treating customers fairly and respectfully while driving excellence.


With decades of experience in Supplier Diversity Consulting, Ferguson Manning Associates brings a wealth of global expertise to the table. Our team of professionals have successfully work with numerous organizations, from Fortune 500 corporations to higher educational institutions, in their pursuit of Supplier Diversity excellence. Our collective experience spans various industries and sectors, enabling us to provide tailored solutions that align with your specific goals and challenges.