Episode 49: The Six C’s of Supplier Diversity with Lamont Robinson

By Kelly Barner | January 26, 2022

All professionals hold different roles and positions during their career, but only the lucky few discover their passion along the way and make a difference for others as they follow their calling. Sometimes it requires the courage to turn away from safe or well-laid plans in pursuit of a new opportunity, but in the end, the journey becomes its own reward.

In this episode of The Sourcing Hero podcast, Host Kelly Barner welcomes Lamont Robinson. Lamont is a committed leader in the supplier diversity effort, and he is currently the Director of Supplier Diversity at AmerisourceBergen, a global healthcare company.

He has been widely recognized for his passion and innovative work in the supplier diversity space, and so we are thrilled to have him with us on the podcast today.


In this conversation, Lamont presents his framework for thinking through and planning out supplier diversity programs built to last:

  • The Six C’s: customers, competition, compliance, communities, customization, and costs – what they mean and why they are important
  • How procurement be a particularly effective advocate for the C’s of cost and customization, increasing diversity and the resilience of the supply chain at the same time
  • What procurement professionals and teams need to know about being good customers of diversity-owned companies?


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