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06-27-2008, 11:06 PM
what is mfg
06-27-2008, 11:11 PM
sound like manufacturer?... English is my third languange...:)
06-27-2008, 11:27 PM
Manufacturing, manufacturer.... Use it in a sentence.
06-27-2008, 11:29 PM
im talkung about the new ad on the top of the page
06-27-2008, 11:31 PM
im talking about the new ad on the top of the page
06-27-2008, 11:37 PM
06-27-2008, 11:39 PM
I qlicked on it , online market place, took about 4 seconds.
Bob at WeldingMag
06-28-2008, 09:29 PM
mfg is a common abbreviation for "manufacturing"
mfg.com is a marketplace designed for OEMs to find suppliers, and for job shops/fab shops to find customers and work.
06-29-2008, 07:45 PM
Please remove that ad it is nothing more than a pay to bid site, from the sales rep that I talked with you pay between $275-$495 per month to have the ability to view drawings and place a bid. From what I have heard from former client's they would constantly be under bid and they also have Chinese bidders on there although one guy got lucky with a 60K contract. In my personal opinion not very many people here (even the larger shops) have enough money to blow on a site that could possibly get them a large welding contract most of which are CNC or tig jobs. I mean how can one justify spending up to $5,940 a year for a chance to get a large contract? Most people would have better luck with scratch off tickets than they would getting one of the larger contracts from mfg.com especially since they have such a large user base.
BTW if your looking for some work or need some work done check out www.rfqwork.com it's free for both suppliers and consumers :)
07-15-2008, 07:55 PM
I have used them to locate suppliers. We could upload dwgs and project specifications for potential bidders. I only used it once but it worked well for a custom aluminum fabrication. The item was a prototype and the bidders provided packaging costs, unit/cost by quantity etc.
We used it for the prototype only.
Ah, click on it...
From there site:
MFG.com, founded in 2000, is the largest online marketplace serving the global manufacturing community. Billions of dollars worth of discrete manufacturing services and industrial components are sourced online via MFG.com every year. We are successful because we provide proven success for both Buyers and Suppliers.
Our vision is to be the catalyst for the global manufacturing community to come together in an online environment and leverage the collective intelligence of the members to bring products to market faster, less expensively and more efficiently. We believe that for every company with a manufacturing need or challenge, an ideal supplier or uniquely prepared mind exists somewhere in the world. We are helping them find each other and do business together.
The key to our success is the critical mass of Buyers and Suppliers that have already joined the community and adopted MFG.com as their preferred way of doing business. Currently, MFG.com's Buyer members use the service at no charge and Suppliers pay an annual subscription fee.
MFG.com is a privately held company that was founded in Atlanta, Georgia by Mitch Free, the current President and CEO.
What We Do
MFG.com has a proprietary on-demand platform that facilitates the complex process of sourcing and selling manufacturing services. The technology intelligently connects Buyers with Suppliers of manufacturing services while directing the collaboration, quoting, due diligence and analysis processes.
Buyers request quotes online that are instantly matched to Suppliers that have the right expertise and capacity at an exact moment in time. Buyers benefit from discovering the right Suppliers with minimal effort and Suppliers discover customers with an immediate manufacturing need that they otherwise would not have known about.
MFG.com supports over 300 manufacturing processes including machining, fabrication, molding, casting, extrusions, forging, metal stamping and contract manufacturing of electronic components. If an item needs to be manufactured, it can be sourced through MFG.com.
Who We Service
MFG.com services the buying community, which by definition is usually an OEM, engineer or purchasing professional that has the need for custom manufactured parts. The site serves as an online supplier relationship management tool that helps determine market pricing and saves Buyers time through helping them source smarter by becoming more efficient at creating, delivering and tracking the RFQ process. With MFG.com, Buyers get to market faster through effectively matching their requirements to a job shops capability, capacity and quality.
MFG.com provides Suppliers, typically contract manufacturers or job-shops, with direct access to Buyers worldwide that have an immediate need for custom manufacturing services. The site allows Suppliers to specify what types of jobs they are interested in and from there MFG.com helps match the Suppliers expertise with ideal Buyer opportunities. MFG.com also provides Suppliers with a multi-media dynamic web page that allows Suppliers to promote their business.
For more information about MFG.com, please contact us.
07-17-2008, 06:52 AM
I will just say this again for the heck of it, MFG.com IS A RIP OFF granted if you need parts made by the thousands there are people that can do it. If you own a welding shop or a machine shop and wish to get new contracts through them you better have between $275-$475 per month to be pissing away. For the kind of money they are asking most people could buy new equipment or even a new car it just is not worth the risk to spend that kind of money with out some sort of return policy. I asked them if they had any sort of return policy if a contract was not obtained with in a three month time period and they said flat NO way. The other BIG thing you half to look at is (this came from a buyer) THE CHINESE ARE BIDDING ON THERE! Not to mention you have SEVERAL DOZEN shops that your bidding against with out any clue as to what the last person bid or what the buyer's cost cap is. I mean yes you can look through there listings for free but you can not see what the drawings are nor can you find out what some of the previously awarded contracts went for, if anyone cares to see what I am getting daily from MFG please PM and I will send you a copy of my daily email.
BTW if your looking for some work or need some work done check out www.rfqwork.com it's free for both suppliers and consumers.
07-17-2008, 01:39 PM
http://www.mfgforum.net/ is a good resource.
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