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ConnXus Technology Partnership with Northwest Mountain MSDC to Enhance 65 Corporate Supplier Diversity Memberships

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MASON, Ohio, March 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ConnXus today announced an agreement with Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council to add supplier diversity software solutions as a new service to the regional council's 65 corporate members.

Watch demos of supplier management, procurement and supplier diversity solutions at (PRNewsFoto/ConnXus)

ConnXus will also power the Council's Enterprise Dashboard to manage diversity certifications for NMSDC-certified minority-owned businesses headquartered in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Northwest MSDC requires corporate members to have an established supplier diversity program, which includes reporting annual aggregate dollar purchases from minority business enterprises (MBEs) to the council and actively promoting business opportunities to MBEs.

With the ConnXus agreement, both public and private corporate members will streamline their annual supplier diversity and minority business development requirements with a one-stop technology solution made available to the corporations at a special rate. Participating members' diversity reports will roll up into Northwest Mountain MSDC's Enterprise Dashboard for the Board of Directors and staff to easily access.

"Our partnership with ConnXus enables us to expedite the vetting process and deliver quality support for the Council's members while exposing our MBE's to real opportunities," said Fernando Martinez, president and CEO of Northwest Mountain MSDC. "By leveraging ConnXus' technology, the council will better track our own performance and report on measurable outcomes."

ConnXus' supplier diversity technology solutions to be made available to the Council's members include: 

  • Annual SmartScrub® vendor validation and enrichment,
  • Supplier Registration Portal and bid opportunity platforms,
  • My Suppliers vendor management system, and
  • Access to over 2 million diverse supplier certification profiles via the ConnXus Database

"This birds eye view will empower Northwest MSDC to better understand the rate at which their corporate members are reaching their supplier diversity goals," stated Daryl Hammett, ConnXus' chief operations officer and general manager. "Equipped with data intelligence, the council will improve their understanding of the supplier locations, industries and diversity categories that each corporation is engaging well or needs to focus more efforts."

At the 2018 Northwest Mountain MSDC Annual Awards Dinner and Silent Auction on March 8, the council will introduce ConnXus' suite of supplier diversity solutions as a new council service to their corporate members.

About ConnXus

ConnXus supplier management software solutions simplify the complexities of global supply chains and allow buyers to achieve their goals of responsible and sustainable sourcing. ConnXus is a NMSDC, CAMSC, CPUC and State of Ohio-certified minority-owned business enterprise based in Mason, Ohio with local, regional and international capabilities. For additional information about ConnXus and their growing suite of supplier risk solutions, visit the company's website at, and to register your company on the ConnXus platform, visit

About Northwest Mountain MSDC

The Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council (Northwest Mountain MSDC) is a Washington nonprofit established in 1978 to aid in growth and development of minority-owned businesses, serving the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. We are an affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), providing Council membership and supplier diversity support to corporations and public agencies. The Council manages Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification and development services. Visit for more information.

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