Every year, alternating USA Members host Supplier Fairs at their plant locations. These supplier fairs are “mini-trade-shows” designed to foster familiarity and dialogue between plant personnel and USA supplier representatives. The goal of the USA Supplier Fairs is simple – grow the value of our supplier relationships through communication at every level. USA Suppliers are looking for opportunities to bring new (as well as tried-and-true) solutions to their customers – the end users at the plant. The feedback and questions USA Suppliers receive from plant personnel is priceless as they continue to strive to meet USA Members’ evolving service/material needs and expectations. Plant personnel, in turn, have the opportunity to learn about products and services designed to improve safety, efficiency, regulatory compliance, and cost savings to their plants.
USA Members are encouraged to host supplier fairs at least every three years, as the USA portfolio of agreements is dynamic, our suppliers are constantly bringing product and service innovations to market, and USA plants are adding new personnel all the time. USA Supply Chain Management staff supports the plants in the planning and execution of the Supplier Fairs, so hosting a USA Supplier Fair at your plant is as easy as setting a date and contacting Jim Kitchens at USA.
NOTE: Suppliers, space at the USA Supplier Fairs is limited, and supplier participation is by invitation only and is open only to suppliers with active USA Agreements in place – if you would like to be considered for invitation, communicate your interest to your plant Supply Chain point of contact at least 90 days in advance of the fair. Contact Jim Kitchens, USA Supply Chain, with any questions.
2017 Supplier Fairs
STP - September 13, 2017