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Supplier Matching as a Tool for Business Growth for North Carolina Manufacturers – Webinar

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Who Should Attend

Manufacturers with extended lead times and increased frustration with their current supply chain or those with excess capacity seeking supplier opportunities.

Do you have a supplier need or would you like to become a supplier to another company? Supplier matching is a powerful tool that can help North Carolina manufacturers connect with suitable suppliers. Manufacturers can streamline their operations, improve product quality and ultimately drive business growth by finding suppliers who align with their specific needs and goals.
This webinar will provide information on the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership supplier matching program, the types of opportunities available and how to access these no-cost supplier sourcing and matching services. Participants will leave the webinar with an understanding of how they can participate in the program to grow their business and ultimately strengthen supply chains in North Carolina and the country.

Key Takeaways:

  • What resources are available in NC
  • How you can tap into a network of suppliers in NC
  • Use a resource to help you map your current supply chain


KeAnne HoegKeAnne Hoeg
Director of Data Management Systems, Supplier Matching and Reporting, NC State University Industry Expansion Solutions
Email: | Phone: 919.368.7387
Keanne describes her job as “playing with data.” Her data and reporting group manage required reporting to stakeholders and several internal applications, including the Salesforce CRM system, reporting development, and data analysis and visualization. In addition to overseeing required stakeholder reporting and systems, KeAnne manages the Center’s supplier Matching program. Her supplier matching team oversees the Manufactured in North Carolina (MNC) online supplier matching database; works with manufacturers to assess their needs, identify possible matches and create and respond to opportunities in the national supplier matching program; and mapping key supply chains within North Carolina. 
KeAnne has worked at Industry Expansion Solutions for 23 years; before moving into her current position, she worked as a web developer and social media manager in IT and marketing. KeAnne has a B.A. in English from Meredith College and an MSLS in library science from UNC-Chapel Hill.


July 11
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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