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CONNEX™ is a cloud-based platform that connects manufacturers into a searchable database. It allows manufacturers, suppliers, and buyers to quickly post and respond to needs, visualize supply chain risk, search for qualified manufacturers, and discover new business opportunities. CONNEX™ Tennessee puts you deep into Tennessee’s supply chain network and seamlessly integrates with the highly respected CONNEX™ Marketplace, sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
CONNEX™ Tennessee enables you to visualize your supply chain in different ways and gives you the capability to filter based on what is most useful to you. You can find potential new customers, alternative suppliers, highlight single supplier and financial risks within your supply chain, see companies on government watchlists, and more. For national supply chain connectivity, manufacturers can upgrade to CONNEX™ Marketplace.
Yes! With CONNEX™ Tennessee, you can view and post RFPs, RFQs, RFIs, surplus material or equipment lists, and any other type of business need you may have. You can also issue notifications to different network groups within the platform (small businesses, educational institutions, custom lists, etc.) or sign up to receive notifications of important posts from other users.
If you’re a manufacturer in Tennessee, it’s hard to think of any reason not to access your complementary CONNEX™ Tennessee account. Here’s why you should join:
Access to CONNEX™ Tennessee is COMPLEMENTARY to Tennessee manufacturers. The platform is being provided through the University of Tennessee's Center for Industrial Services Tennessee Manufacturing Extension Partnership (TMEP) and a partnership with the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
TMEP works to achieve manufacturing excellence across the state of Tennessee. Funded through the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership, TMEP delivers technical assistance in the form of training and consulting to medium- and small-sized manufacturers.
The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry is the unified voice of business and premier advocacy organization in the state. The Tennessee Chamber serves as the State Chamber of Commerce and the Tennessee Manufacturers Association, the state affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers, and the American Chemistry Council. The Tennessee Chamber creates prosperity for all Tennesseans through an economy of increased productivity and global competitiveness. Find out more at www.tnchamber.org or contact Jim Skelton Director, Member Services & Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615.538.0498.
Data security is always a top priority! CONNEX™ is built on a newer, more secure I.T. infrastructure with security enhancements and future cybersecurity challenges in mind. Your data is encrypted both at rest and in transit. No one outside of your organization will be able to see your confidential information without your express permission. As such, we are committed to continuously upgrading the platform with a focus on cybersecurity.
First, request access to CONNEX™ Tennessee. Then, under “My Subscriptions”, select “CONNEX™ Marketplace.” Complete the upgrade form and submit your request. Once your request has been reviewed and approved, you will have access to the national marketplace.