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Thomas Industrial Network: White Paper on Manufacturer and Distributors Disconnect

Recently, Thomas commissioned a research study to help validate and provide a more detailed understanding of the problems and their impact on the manufacturer/distributor relationship. The study, conducted by a third-party research firm, confirmed that the product data disconnect runs deep and costs manufacturers and distributors tens of thousands of dollars every year in unnecessary labor expense.  Sales are lost when distributors don’t have the information they ... Read More »

ThomasNet.com Launches IMT Career Journal to Help Ease the Workforce Shortage in Manufacturing

ThomasNet.com, publisher of Industry Market Trends (IMT unveils IMT Career Journal, a web publication and weekly e-newsletter educating employers on creative ways to attract and train new talent.  IMT Career Journal is also a resource for job seekers interested in learning more about today’s manufacturing professions, and how to find the jobs of their dreams. IMT Career Journal is the latest ... Read More »

Panjiva Partners with ThomasNet: Provides Access to 500,000 US-based Suppliers

For several years, Panjiva has been working to connect buyers and suppliers across borders, but had been unable to connect buyers with one very important group of suppliers — American suppliers.  Today, this changes, thanks to Panjiva’s newest partner, ThomasNet. Now buyers on Panjiva can use Global Search to access a whole world of suppliers, including over 500,000 suppliers in the United ... Read More »

ThomasNet.com Announces Strategic Partnership with RapidBuyr

ThomasNet.com, industry’s only free platform for supplier discovery and product sourcing, announced a partnership with RapidBuyr, the leading business-to-business provider of opportunistic access to heavily discounted everyday office items. “RapidBuyr features limited time, targeted offers for purchases of equipment, software, office supplies and more – necessities businesses can’t do without” said Tom Marren, Director of Web Development and Partnerships at ... Read More »

ThomasNet News Launches Machining Journal, Providing the “Best of the Web” in Machining Content

ThomasNet News announces the launch of Machining Journal, with features by ThomasNet’s writers, along with the “best of the Web” in machining content. Available as a daily e-journal and a weekly e-newsletter, Machining Journal meets the informational needs of machine shop owners/general managers and machinists, as well as a wide range of manufacturers, material and tool suppliers, software providers, and ... Read More »

Thomas Network: Manufacturer-Distributor Disconnect Study

Thomas Network has released a study on the topic of Manufacturer-Distributor disconnect situation. Caution still pervades the distribution environment and distributors are finding themselves doing more for customers while battling for less business post-recession.  Distributors cut staff and costs in 2009 and focused on implementing productivity initiatives Primary concerns include economic conditions (58%); Price competition (43.6%); Increased operation costs (37.4%); ... Read More »