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Supplier Scouting Opportunities Webinar

January 18, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am


Presented by: Keanne Hoeg, Director, Data Management Systems, Marketing and Reporting, NC State University Industry Expansion Solutions

This webinar is targeted for Procurement professionals, plant managers and anyone responsible for business development and order/contract fulfillment.

Are you a manufacturer struggling to source key parts or components to meet your production needs? Do you have excess manufacturing capacity in your facility that you’d like to use?

When we talk about economic repercussions from the pandemic, supply chain challenges are one of the first challenges mentioned. In fact, one of the lasting legacies of the pandemic might be that everyone now understands what a supply chain is and what happens when it breaks. Economists and manufacturing experts, unfortunately, predict that supply chain disruption will be with us well into 2023. The good news is that there are programs in place to help with supply chain challenges.

Join NC State University Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) on January 18, 2023 for a webinar that will explore and demonstrate programs and tools provided by the national Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) and NC State University Industry Expansion Solutions (IES)to help manufacturers source the parts or components they need domestically. The program, Supplier Scouting, is a national program that uses a network approach to provide as much exposure as possible to source the item domestically. As well, the webinar will demonstrate the Manufactured in North Carolina online supply chain database, a searchable tool that allows you to search North Carolina manufacturers on criteria such as capabilities, materials and production volume.


KeAnne Hoeg is the director of data management systems, marketing and reporting for IES. She describes her job as “playing with data.” Her data and reporting group is responsible for managing required reporting to stakeholders, several internal applications, including the Salesforce CRM system and the Manufactured in North Carolina supply chain website, reporting development, and data analysis and visualization. KeAnne also oversees marketing for the organization, with her marketing team responsible for multiple websites, branding, market research, collateral development, writing, podcasting, social media and video production. Finally, KeAnne also helps clients to fulfill supplier opportunities or locate potential suppliers through research and industry databases. Prior to moving into this position at IES, she worked in IT and marketing as a web developer and social media manager. KeAnne has a B.A. in English from Meredith College and an MLS in library science from UNC-Chapel Hill.


January 18, 2023
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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