The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation will host an informational workshop Friday, Oct. 19, in Superior on supply chain readiness.

The workshop, in collaboration with , in collaboration with Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing & Productivity, the University of Wisconsin-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, will include information to help manufacturers respond to industrial innovation trends that are impacting the industry, including updates to statewide resources designed to help improve productivity, prepare for Industry 4.0 and establish a path for global competitiveness.

The session will also provide small and mid-size manufacturers with details on how to become part of the supply chain for the Foxconn Technology Group and other major companies.

Representatives from Foxconn will provide participants with an introduction to the vendor readiness process the company will follow as it engages with potential suppliers.

The workshop runs 1:30-3 p.m. at the Conference Center at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, 600 N. 21st St., with registration 1-1:30 p.m.

The session is free, but space is limited and advance registration is required. To register, visit

The workshop is part of the Supplier Readiness Series that WEDC is hosting statewide. So far, more than 400 businesses have participated in five workshops. Another session is set for Oct. 29 in Milwaukee.

All businesses are also encouraged to register with the Wisconsin Supply Chain Marketplace directory, which provides companies with a convenient way to find Wisconsin suppliers in a simple-to-use system that delivers results and supplier solutions.

Companies that create profiles on will receive timely communication when Foxconn and other companies post requests for proposals to source suppliers for specific projects. The online tool is free of charge, and all Wisconsin businesses are eligible to create a profile.