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WINNING ON MFG.COM – A GUIDE FOR NEW SUPPLIERS – Part 1 of 3

We want all of our suppliers, new and old, to succeed on MFG.com. So, in our next series of blogs, we are going to share the ingredients to our “secret sauce” – or the methodology we believe will help suppliers find success on MFG.com. We’ll approach the series in three installments:

  1. Building the Foundation for Success
  2. Using the Platform’s Resources
  3. Creating and Sustaining Relationships

Today, we will tackle the elements that build the foundation for success. They include

A Simple Way To Build A Better Supply Chain

For some, the coming months will signal not just the conclusion of the calendar year but also the end of the fiscal year. The beginning of a new year signifies an opportunity to start anew. 

New beginnings are a great time to make improvements, and we encourage all the buyers out there to resolve to be a sourcing superstar in the coming fiscal year. That may sound like an impossible goal to achieve, but surprisingly there are some simple steps you can take today that will put you well on the road to success.

Leveling the Competitive Playing Field

MFG.com has a renewed dedication to fair and open competition in our global manufacturing marketplace. Today we are announcing a new policy designed to insure that manufacturers know who they are competing with and buyers know where their parts are going to be made.

There's been a changing of the guard at MFG.com. As many of you may know, the company was purchased by new owners in 2013 and shortly thereafter, Bo Hagler was appointed CEO. Bo brought with him a new vision for the company that is based on two key principles:

Welcome To MFG: Buyers Fresh to the Global Contract Manufacturing Marketplace [July]

This month, recreational vehicle manufacturer Yamaha drifts into the MFG.com contract manufacturing marketplace, while MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) engineers a new way to bring innovation to the next generation. What's more, Fermilab and Robotiq joined to help their sourcing teams reduce supplier and cost on their custom manufactured parts. 

Open House: U.S.-Based Casting Companies Actively Seeking New Business to Fill Capacity

There's a consensus in the manufacturing industry that the North American metals casting subsector is growing. This year, the sector is anticipated to exceed $37 billion in net worth. That growth is expected to continue well into the next decade, with all categories of metals predicted to grow by as much as 4 percent annually.

But there's something else growing right beneath our noses that’s just as, if not infinitely more, interesting: There's a void swelling in the U.S. metals casting market -- a void that's getting bigger and bigger. Fast.

Can Your Shop Make Parts Like These? [Pt.7]

NEW PARTS FOR JULY, 2016

Everyday, hundreds of custom manufactured parts are sourced through the MFG.com Contract Manufacturing Marketplace by buyers from around the globe in disciplines such as fabrication, stamping, assembly, and machining. 

If your shop CAN make parts like these, log in to your account and start quoting now

Quoting With Clarity: How ShopIQ Makes Your Shop More Competitive

It was true 50 years ago, and it's true today. One of the biggest hurdles lying in the way of job shops and contract manufacturers is finding out where and why they're competitive. 

Opportunity Awaits: Why Now Could Be a Good Time to Source U.S.-Based Forging Companies

For engineers and sourcing professionals around the world, there's growing opportunity to save money and get parts and products made faster by sourcing expert Forging companies based in the United States.

According to a recent survey of thousands of North American Forging experts conducted by Forging Magazine, many American Forging companies (more than 50%) currently operate below 70% capacity for most of (if not all) year.

Can Your Shop Make Parts Like These? [Pt.6]

NEW PARTS FOR THE WEEK OF June 11-17, 2016

Everyday, hundreds of custom manufactured parts are sourced through the MFG.com Contract Manufacturing Marketplace by buyers from around the globe in disciplines such as fabrication, stamping, assembly, and machining. 

If your shop CAN make parts like these, log in to your account and start quoting now

Welcome To MFG: Buyers Fresh to the Global Contract Manufacturing Marketplace [June 15]

Today marks a full two weeks since we last welcomed our newest buyers to the MFG.com manufacturing marketplace. And boy, do we have A LOT to share with you. 

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