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Supplier Scouting connects U.S. manufacturers with the supply chain needs of various OEMs/Tier 1s and government agencies. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and government agencies often struggle to find suppliers that meet specific criteria. Supplier Scouting effectively identifies domestic manufacturers that meet specifications and connects them with the supply chains of large companies and government agencies.
Supplier Scouting can be applied on a national, regional, and local scale. As part of The MEP National Network, UT CIS has extensive connections to individual manufacturers and a deep knowledge of their capabilities. Through the scouting approach, UT CIS identifies U.S. manufacturers:
For government, Supplier Scouting facilitates the interaction between federal agencies and U.S. manufacturers to help agencies comply with Buy America and Buy American provisions, which specify domestic content for procurements.
UT CIS can support your vendor, materials or technical search by identifying: