May 11 event will connect smaller manufacturers with buyers from growing sectors such as aerospace, alternative energy, and medical devices and equipment.

Helping small and mid-sized manufacturers develop strategies to win business in fast-growing industries is the focus of a one-day Supply Chain Growth conference on May 11th at the University of Illinois-Chicago. The event will feature purchasing leaders from companies in the aerospace & rail transportation, renewable energy, and medical device sectors who will share background on their companies and offer information on how companies can become successful suppliers to these industries.

“Many Illinois companies have the capabilities to provide components and services to these growing sectors and many others,” said Bob Weinstein, President Emeritus of the Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center (IMEC), a co-organizer of the conference. “What they need most is to identify the opportunities that match with their manufacturing capabilities, to make connections with companies that are looking to add to their supply base, and to learn what it takes to be successful in these sectors. The Chicago Supply Chain Growth Conference will address these needs.”

via PR Web