Businesses across the New North seeking to learn more about supply chain readiness are invited to attend a free workshop from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 25 at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay.
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., in collaboration with Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing & Productivity, Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the state’s regional economic development organizations, are hosting several workshops around the state to help manufacturers respond to industrial innovation trends that are impacting the industry, including updates to statewide resources designed to help improve productivity, prepare for Industry 4.0 and establish a path for global competitiveness.
The Sept. 25 event at NWTC, 2740 W. Mason St., will be held in Room SC130. The informational sessions are free, but advance registration is required. To register, visit wisconnvalley.wi.gov.
The workshops will provide small- to medium-size manufacturers with details on how to become part of the supply chain for the Foxconn Technology Group as well as other major companies. A Foxconn representative will attend the session to provide participants with an introduction to the vendor readiness process the company plans to follow.
Businesses interested in working with Foxconn are encouraged to create a company profile on wisupplychainmarketplace.com. Companies signed up on the website receive timely communication when Foxconn and other companies are posting requests for proposals to source suppliers for specific projects. The online tool is free of charge, and all Wisconsin businesses are eligible to create a profile.
The WEDC anticipates Foxconn’s advanced manufacturing campus in Racine County will create up to 13,000 jobs as well as thousands of construction jobs. Once the project is complete, Foxconn expects to make $4.26 billion in supplier purchases annually, with about one-third sourced from Wisconsin businesses.