As Reshoring Trend Gains Momentum, Buyers Turn to Online Sourcing Platforms to Develop American Supply Chain Partners

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FABTECH attendees to gain insight on leveraging reshoring as a supply chain strategy.

Fabricating.com.

Sparking connections between U.S. Buyers and U.S. Suppliers of custom manufactured parts.

'With the explosion in e-sourcing activity, Suppliers now need a powerful presence in an online sourcing application that puts them in front of pre-qualified buyers at the moment they’re in need of their services.' - Chase Richardson

Fabricating.com’s Chase Richardson, Director of Business Development, will offer FABTECH 2013 attendees insight on how to get in front of reshored manufacturing work when he presents “Sourcing in America: How Will Buyers Find You,” at the Chicago conference on November 21. With over 35,000 attendees expected, FABTECH 2013 is North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing conference and trade show.

During his FABTECH 2013 presentation, Richardson will draw on first-hand experience with Fabricating.com buyers, both large and small, who are making the strategic decision to reshore at least some - if not all - of their production. Fabricating.com currently offers the only online marketplace exclusively developed for the American manufacturing industry. With a growing number of American companies moving their manufacturing operations back home, the company is actively supporting this supply chain trend. Their SourceNow technology enables buyers to build their U.S. supplier network to manufacture made-to-order, made-in-the-USA parts.

While the impetus for buyers to source in the U.S. may have been initially motivated by “Made In the USA” pride, more often the decision is driven by scenarios where an offshore supplier failed to meet the promised delivery date, shipped parts that did not pass quality inspection, or communication breakdowns due to language and time zone barriers created other supply chain problems.

With production steadily returning to the U.S., buyers are turning to online sourcing platforms to locate new American supply chain partners. “With the explosion in e-sourcing activity, suppliers now need a powerful presence in an online sourcing application that puts them in front of pre-qualified buyers at the moment they’re in need of their services. I’m looking forward to working with manufacturers at FABTECH 2013 to help them leverage the reshoring trend as part of their supply chain strategy,” Richardson said.

Richardson will be presenting as part of F105: Strategically Growing Business in North America, Session #97 on Thursday, November 21, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. - 10a.m., Room S403A.

For more information about FABTECH 2013, visit http://www.fabtechexpo.com.

About Fabricating.com

A key supporter of domestic manufacturing, Fabricating.com provides the only online marketplace exclusively developed for the American manufacturing industry.

The company connects U.S. buyers and U.S. suppliers through a simple online platform for sourcing custom manufactured parts. Fabricating.com’s SourceNow technology enables buy-side professionals to precisely locate U.S. suppliers with the capability and capacity to meet production and time-to-market guidelines. The sourcing solution is ideal for companies reshoring their manufacturing operations or building strategic supply chain relationships. The SourceNow platform supports more than 250 manufacturing disciplines, such as general and CNC machining, sheet metal fabrication, thermoforming, and a host of other processes.

Fabricating.com's R&D, sales and marketing, and customer service center is located at its headquarters in Hoboken, NJ. For more information, call (201) 345-5229 or email info(at)fabricating(dot)com.

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