Earlier this year Fabricating Partners launched Fabricating.com, an online Request for Quote (RFQ) Marketplace designed to help U.S. buyers build U.S. supplier networks and manufacture made-to-order parts. Using the SourceNow platform, the Website presents an easy-to-use functionality designed to streamline and manage the complexities of sourcing custom-manufactured products, parts, and assemblies. From multi-line RFQs to crucial Supplier profiles, Fabricating.com delivers a productive, paperless system developed to address a critical market need for U.S. buyers seeking U.S. suppliers, says the company. The web-based service supports more than 250 manufacturing processes including machining, sheet metal fabricating, and thermoforming. Fabricating.com requires no IT setup, software installations, or maintenance. Buyers only need Internet access and a standard browser to “source” from any location.
Fabricating.com also launched their “Sparks Fly” marketing campaign to introduce the service and encourage reshoring of manufacturing jobs. The rising price of fossil fuel, climbing overseas labor costs, the declining dollar, and compelling “total cost to own” factors are compelling American enterprises to reconsider their manufacturing strategies and logistics, says the company. These current market trends were key drivers for Fabricating.com, which is well positioned to help companies create new supplier networks, reshore manufacturing jobs, support Buy American provision requirements, aid State MEPs with “Made in YourState” initiatives, and verify the “country-of-origin” labeling concept for products sold in America.
SourceNow analyzes part details from a buyer’s RFQ and locates U.S.-based contract manufacturers with the expertise and machine assets needed for the job. Suppliers use the same streamlined, paperless system to quote for business. The sourcing platform adheres to the newest Web standards and provides support for CAD files, Excel spreadsheets, and other popular engineering file formats. The solution can also be integrated with Buyside enterprise applications, and provides a central point for all sourcing intelligence with a host of management tools and analytics for any size purchasing department.
“We are confident Fabricating.com will set the new standard for Sourcing in the United States,” states Frank Russo, Fabricating.com CEO. “In order to revitalize the nation’s manufacturing base, we have to encourage the cooperation and coordination of U.S. buyers and U.S. suppliers engaged in the RFQ process. The SourceNow platform facilitates this interaction and delivers huge benefits to both U.S. buyers and U.S. suppliers. Fabricating.com delivers the tools needed by engineers and purchasing professionals to carve out next-gen supplier networks that stimulate the economy and energize our nation of makers.”
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