CONNEX™ Tennessee is a powerful online capabilities and connectivity platform that enables manufacturers to find additional suppliers or to become a supplier to others. This state-of-the-art platform is provided through the UT CIS Tennessee Manufacturing Extension program as a no-cost resource for Tennessee manufacturers. Whether you’re a large OEM or small supplier, the CONNEX Tennessee platform benefits you by combining Tennessee manufacturer and supplier data into a searchable, scouting database to better connect manufacturers, provide supply chain visualizations, and display workforce and R&D efforts within a region. Moreover, this platform will enable you to adapt more successfully to changing market demands, assess supply chain risk, find new qualified suppliers and contract opportunities, connect to state manufacturing resources, and ultimately discover new business opportunities.
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- Quickly find qualified suppliers based on equipment, certifications, SBA designations, capabilities and more
- Easily discover new business opportunities and receive notification of RFI/RFQ/RFP’s that perfectly match your qualifications
- Visualize supply chain risks and alternate supplier suggestions
- Verify suppliers and manufacturers via U.S. Gov blacklists
- Showcase your company’s capabilities
- Reach over 140,000 manufacturers locally and nationally
Sponsored by UT CIS, Connex Tennessee is available to all Tennessee manufacturers at no cost. Connex provides manufacturers immediate access to information about potential suppliers and customers within Tennessee, with results filtered to match your company’s specific needs.
Searching made easy
Identify “Made in Tennessee” and “Made in USA” resources, as well as industry-specific capabilities, certifications, and small business designations. Manufacturers can post or browse information about specific sourcing needs or strengthen weak points in their current supply chain.
The platform allows you to search by:
- Certifications & Qualifications
- Geographic Regions
- Industry Sector
- NAICS & SIC
- Products & Services
- Small Business Designations
Post your RFQs, RFIs, RFPs & more
In the Marketplace Exchange Center, businesses can connect and discover new market opportunities by posting and responding to RFQs, RFIs, and RFPs. The Marketplace Exchange Center also contains a surplus material area for repurposing and facilitating the reuse of valuable materials. The platform links manufacturers that have usable waste to other organizations or companies who can use it – thus decreasing waste in the industry.