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Find A Manufacturer More Quickly With MFG’s All New Sourcing Dashboard

You need to find a manufacturer. And you don’t want to spend a great deal of time doing it. We get it. So, we’ve redesigned our sourcing dashboard and positioned the two features our buyer members use most – “Messages” and “My RFQs”– front and center. Now, at a glance, you can view key items and accomplish most tasks from a single locale.

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS ON MFG.COM: A GUIDE FOR NEW SUPPLIERS – Part 3 of 3

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In part 1 of this three-part series, we spoke about the preparation needed set yourself up for success on MFG.com. Part 2 offered five specific strategies to help you choose the best opportunities from among the many available in the marketplace. In this last blog of the series, we address the importance of using MFG.com’s communication tools to connect with potential new customers and begin building relationships with them.

WINNING ON MFG.COM: A GUIDE FOR NEW SUPPLIERS – Part 2 of 3

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Paul “Bear” Bryant, longtime head coach of the University of Alabama football team, is quoted as saying, “Winning isn’t everything, but it beats anything that comes in second.” No one wants to place second, especially after investing significant time and effort in quote preparation.

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. Learning to Win On the Platform - Day-to-Day Operations
  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. 

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