Job Shop Exchange® will host an entire environment where manufacturers gain access to sustainable business expansion using leading edge technologies.

  • Establish Your Profile - Establish a comprehensive company profile that highlights your products and capabilities.
  • Differentiate Yourself - Define what sets your business apart from other suppliers and therefore merits the time and attention of buyers.
  • Set Up RFQ Search Criteria and Notifications - After defining What your Company does, define What your company is looking for. After establishing your criteria for a good business partner, Job Shop Exchange® will deliver the right RFQs to your doorstep.
  • Evaluate, Prepare, and Bid on RFQs - After clearly defining what it is your company does best, Job Shop Exchange® will harvest network RFQs into bundles and deliver them to you for your consideration. If you would like to perform manual searches, Job Shop Exchange will get you pointed in the right direction to find Buyers who have open jobs that match your criteria.
  • View Product Designs and Collaborate - Product designs (3D/2D CAD and engineering files) are delivered in a neutral "view only" format and can be viewed on any tablet or a desktop. Provide feedback to Buyers and ask the questions needed to provide an accurate, total cost quote.
  • Get Awarded - Win the job by distinguishing yourself as the supplier of choice and remove all doubt that your business is the Buyer's next best investment.
  • Get the Job Done - Deliver on your promise, grow your new partnership, and move on to the next JobShop Exchange opportunity.

Job Shop Exchange® Key Differentiators

  • Job Shop Exchange® is comprised of an experienced technology development and sourcing team. The combined experience of our team includes 6 technology patents and billions of dollars in direct materials spend. We have listened over the years to what customers are looking for and we have developed the most robust solution available to date. This is a team that understands the marketplace as well as how to deliver it in an affordable and easy-to-use format.

  • Job Shop Exchange® is not re-purposed technology or a solution patched together from acquired platforms. Our technology has been built from the ground up based on what we have learned from our experience with direct materials buyers and suppliers. Because we have built our solution from the ground up, we are able to seamlessly incorporate the latest technology. This means our solution is compatible with any device, and it is also built with our target market in mind. We also realize we cannot separate technology from customer service. We believe in providing personal touch so that if any of our members have questions, we are available to address any general or technology-related topics.

  • Accessibility not only refers to our technology uptime but also to our user base. Other solutions require large investments that exclude smaller suppliers that are developing their business. Sourcing Simple, Inc. is a small company too and we understand the pains of growing a business. We will continue to develop our own organization organically so that we do not have the same constraints of businesses that need to answer to investors. Because of this, we will be able to keep our membership costs affordable and transparent. There is no need to “contact us” for pricing details because we publish our subscription fees on our website so there is no guesswork. Our affordable model allows Buyers and Suppliers of any size to collaborate on opportunities. If members are not satisfied with the marketplace, they are able to cancel at any time. We believe in the value of our solution so we do not require long-term contractual commitments. Making a solution accessible to all types of buyers and suppliers means more opportunities to help companies develop new business partnerships.

  • Job Shop Exchange® is only for suppliers in North America and we are committed to maintaining this distinctive market for our buyers and suppliers. Based on our experience, we have found that some offshore suppliers may quote low prices to get their foot in the door. However, the total cost becomes apparent after the fact through quality issues, high transportation and import costs, or lack of adherence to risk and safety standards. We want our marketplace to be an environment where total costs are known up front and suppliers are participating on an even playing field.

  • Job Shop Exchange® is just one of the products that we will offer in the market. In Second Quarter of 2015, we will be introducing a comprehensive sourcing tool that will be licensed to global 1000 organizations. Suppliers that participate in the Job Shop Exchange® marketplace will have access to self-register for opportunities that are part of this expanded solution. In addition, buyers that license this technology will be able to view Job Shop Exchange® supplier profiles and issue invitations for their specific opportunities. The ability to offer expanded opportunities for our members is unique to Job Shop Exchange®.

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use and affordable Contract Manufacturing Exchange that fosters collaboration and partnerships between Buyers and North American Job Shops.