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Supplier Scouting - Locating Difficult-to-Source Needs

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 | Operational Excellence, Supply Chain

Impact Washington and our MEP National Network™ are able to connect Washington manufacturers that have relevant production capabilities and capacities with other manufacturers – enabling them to fulfill current market and societal needs. We can then assist those manufacturers in actually delivering needed products.

The MEP National Network’s Supplier Scouting assistance can be applied on a national, regional, or local scale. By leveraging our extensive relationships and knowledge of U.S. manufacturer capabilities, we are able to identify manufacturers’ production and technical capabilities and connect them with the supply chains of larger companies and government agencies.

The MEP National Network works with public and private organizations to identify U.S. suppliers for difficult-to-source needs. Supplier Scouting facilitates the interaction between top-of-supply chain companies and government agencies, with U.S. SMMs to help identify new suppliers who can produce hard-to-source items.

Impact Washington and the MEP National Network can support your vendor, materials, or technical search by identifying:

  • Technical and process capabilities
  • Production capacities
  • Ability to make products
  • Manufacturers to pivot production to critical supplies.

Domestic manufacturing capabilities and capacities can produce any item needed by our nation’s supply chains. The MEP National Network’s Supplier Scouting provides a viable means by which U.S. manufacturing can be catalyzed to produce critically needed items in the near term.

We have other resources and guidance to help you get the most from your Supply Chain 

If you would like assistance finding suppliers to meet state or local critical domestic production, please contact us. 

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