Supply Chain Optimization

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FloridaMakes is connected to a nationwide initiative to support supply chain optimization. For your company, that means we can identify the technology needs and trends of specific supply chains, provide a step-by-step roadmap to help you address risk, increase visibility and create opportunity – as a supplier or in developing your own supply chain for the parts and processing you need.


Connex Florida - Florida's Supply Chain Database

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FloridaMakes in partnership with the Associated Industries of Florida and Space Florida have built Connex Florida. A supply chain database tool for the manufacturing industry in Florida. This tool contains in-depth information on a broad range of Florida manufacturers, along with detailed search functions to highlight specific production capabilities, certifications, equipment, material types and more.  The purpose of this tool is to help Florida manufacturers better connect with each other, be discovered, and increase business opportunities. 

Basic search and contact information for Florida manufacturers is available to anyone via the search bar or navigation tabs above, however the ability to list detailed information, perform in-depth searches and exchange information regarding sourcing needs, requirements and opportunities is only available to validated Florida advanced manufacturing entities at this time. Please note the Workforce and R&D Platforms for this tool are still under development.

If you are a Florida manufacturer, and would like to request a listing and/or user account, please click here to request an account and fill in your contact details.  A member of our team will be in touch with you soon to validate your information.

Through this database you can:

  • Connect with manufacturers
  • Post RFPs/RFQs/RFIs
  • Exchange surplus materials & equipment
  • Identify workforce and R&D offerings
  • Search processes, equipment, certifications, NAICS, SIC, products, materials, etc.
  • And more!

For more information about Connex Florida, click here. For FAQs about the platform, click here. To obtain access to browse and enter your company's information into the database, please visit Florida.MFGConnex.com


Supplier Scouting

Your local FloridaMakes Business Advisor can provide your company with information on the supply chain needs of OEMs, Tier 1 manufacturers and government agencies. In addition, through the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership, we constantly receive requests to identify Florida manufacturers who can meet the requirements of larger companies or federal agencies. In those cases, your FloridaMakes Business Advisor will work with the Regional Manufacturers Associations to help identify manufacturers who have:

  • Technical capabilities and production capacities that match the procurement needs; and
  • The required demographic characteristics.

Contact your local Regional Manufacturers Association for more information and to get connected to your local FloridaMakes Business Advisor. 


Supplier Improvement

Through the national supply chain initiative, FloridaMakes works with manufacturers that contribute to larger, key supply chains to implement firm-level process improvements and quality enhancements. These initiatives are designed to reduce costs and improve outputs for large OEMs and government.


Supply Chain Optimization

FloridaMakes works to optimize supply chains, in part through a series of strategy sessions on executive engagement, partner engagement, risk management and total cost of ownership.

What We Do

CONNECT WITH YOUR FLORIDAMAKES BUSINESS ADVISOR

Learn how FloridaMakes works with Florida manufacturers – and how we can help unlock growth opportunities and cost savings for your business.

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