Disability Inclusion Improves Supply Chain Performance

It takes internal support for people with disabilities to shine as key contributors and successful entrepreneurs in the supply chain.
By Shaniqua Thomas

In the U.S., 1-out-of-5 people have a disability, and millions of able people with disabilities continue to be excluded from the economic mainstream. In response, many of them have started businesses. A survey conducted by the Chamber of Commerce found that 44 percent of people with disabilities who are self-employed started a business because they needed to create their own job.

Providing equal opportunities for inclusion in corporate supply chains is an excellent strategy for understanding the market consisting of people with disabilities, improving competitive advantage, and generating economic growth in communities. Members of supply chains can provide access to qualified talent, offer informed perspectives concerning the market, and contribute to innovation through new products and creative ...

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