March 16th, 2017
The Walt Disney Company Supplier Diversity Summit was held on March 16.2017 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort Sorcerer’s Apprentice Ballroom in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Jacksonville’s Magellan Transport Logistics was one of the selected companies to participate in the event. Justin Kane, Magellan Business Development Manager found the summit very informative and great start to a future partnership. We learned about Disney’s procurement procedures, vision, mission, and strategic anchors for building strong supplier partnerships. The match making portion of the day provided a chance for critical face to face time with key decision makers. We are excited for the magical future of the Disney/ Magellan relationship.
Disney is dedicated to identifying and engaging suppliers that share a commitment to quality, service, cost and sustainability. Including diverse suppliers in our sourcing process provides us the greatest opportunity to develop the most innovative, highest quality, and most cost-effective business solutions. Through direct experience, we know this strengthens our company on the inside and supports communities on the outside. We strive to ensure that our business leaders have a broad understanding of the business case for working with diverse suppliers and the competitive advantage that a robust Supplier Diversity process provides the company. – Disney Supplier Diversity program excerpt