Indiana Supplier INsight is a free online business-to-business database connecting buyers with Hoosier suppliers. Sponsored by Conexus Indiana and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, suppliers must have an Indiana address to register and buyers can be from any worldwide location.
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The Indiana Automotive Council is an initiative with Conexus Indiana (www.conexusindiana.com). Members of the council include many high-profile manufacturers in our state including: Toyota, Honda, GM, Chrysler, Subaru, Cummins, Allison, AM General, and several others.
Among the strategic initiatives identified, the council has committed to developing “a more robust and comprehensive automotive supply chain” within the state of Indiana. This initiative includes attracting, developing, and enhancing key areas of supplier capabilities where there is a perceived gap. The four areas identified by the council are: metal stamping, tool & die, eCoating & plating, and forging & casting.
To support this strategic initiative, Conexus Indiana is organizing supplier matchmaking events focused on the aforementioned capabilities. The first matchmaking event focused on the capability of Metal Stamping and was held in early May. The buyers included many high-profile OEM's; Cummins, Allison Transmission, Delphi, and Aisin USA. A total of 7 buyer representatives were matched with 9 supplier representatives for quick 15-minute introductory meetings. The results of this event included follow-up meetings and suppliers immediately entering the quoting process with OEM's.
Comments from the attendees include: “The meeting facilities and organization was outstanding”, “the quality and quantity of suppliers/buyers was perfect”, "I didn't know these companies existed in the state of Indiana", “I would never be able to meet with the caliber of companies without this event”, and “very worth the investment of time to attend”. Eventually, our expectation is that these suppliers will begin filling orders for these OEM's. That's good for the Indiana economy, the automotive industry, and the communities where these suppliers are located.
Want to learn more about these supplier matchmaking events? Contact Rich Murphy, Program Manager, Indiana Supplier INsight via email or call 317.532.4779.
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November 21, The Supplier Diversity Coalition of Greater Lafayette presents the 10th Annual Relationships to Partnerships sessions. Click here for further details.
December 10, Manufacturing Connections, "Corporate Update: Hot Legal Issues" hosted by Conexus Indiana and Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP. Covering hot legal issues affecting manufacturers to include: healthcare, taxes, intellectual property, HR, and succession planning. Click here to register and learn more!