Over the past 10 years, the US Department of Defense (DoD) has seen a 40% decline in the number of US manufacturers in its industrial base, and in particular the number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Today, the DoD is under pressure to expand its supply chains and engage these same enterprises and others in order to both rebuild resiliency and capture the positive effects of greater competition.
The DoD is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world, with a budget of over $700 billion per year. This makes the DoD a valuable market for manufacturers of all sizes, including small and medium-sized enterprises. If you’re an SME looking to grow your business with the DoD, then you need to check out Sustainment.
Sustainment is a marketplace exclusively for US manufacturers that leverages AI-sourcing tools and networking to better connect buyers to suppliers, and one of its most significant clients is the US Air Force. When you join Sustainment’s community of manufacturers, your company is discoverable by the USAF procurement team and has access to DoD opportunities, which can provide a significant boost to your business.
In this 30-minute webinar you’ll hear how we are working with the DoD to expose them to SMEs (like your company) and how you can access DoD opportunities within Sustainment.