October 15, 2015

Detroit Michigan, October 2014-Magellan Transport Logistics attends Chrysler 15th Annual Matchmaker Event

Magellan Transport Logistics attended the Chrysler 15th Annual Matchmaker event held at the Chrysler Corporate Headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. Owner and CEO Tom Piatak was impressed with the event organization and vendor access for attending suppliers. Melinda Gardepe, Jack Morrison, Tom and Patty Piatak were logistics representatives from Magellan Transport Logistics, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business.

Chrysler Group LLC Demonstrates its Historic Commitment to Supplier Diversity and Minority Supplier Development as it Proudly Hosts the 15th Annual Matchmaker Event
The premier networking event in the automotive supplier diversity community, grows to more than 2,000 participants, including 270 minority, women, veteran and majority-owned Chrysler Group suppliers
Created $1.8 billion in new business opportunities for exhibitors since 2000
Provides suppliers with unique opportunities to strengthen their businesses
Chrysler Group’s diversity goals require that 10 percent of a Tier 1 supplier’s procurement buy be sourced to certified minority suppliers. The sourcing goal for Chrysler Group’s women-owned business program is three percent. As for the Chrysler Group, the Company announced early this year that it spent $1.6 billion with approximately 200 minority suppliers in 2010, representing 13.4 percent of its total annual purchasing. Women-owned businesses, which are tracked separately, accounted for $231 million of the Company’s spending. Overall, the Company purchased $31 billion in direct and indirect parts, materials and services in 2010. Since 1983, the Company has purchased more than $45 billion from minority-owned suppliers.

“Chrysler Group has developed programs like Matchmaker to build and strengthen our minority supply base,” said Kevin L. Bell, Senior Manager – Diversity Supplier Development, Chrysler Group LLC. “Chrysler will continue to create opportunities for minority-owned, women-owned and veteran-owned businesses because diversity is in the DNA of our Company. Our goal is a well-developed, diverse supply chain that is inclusive to all.”

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