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What is the Thomas Index™?

The Thomas Index™ is a weekly spotlight on interesting industrial/B2B sourcing trends we’re seeing among buyers within the Thomas Network at Trends are measured by analyzing the supplier evaluations buyers are performing each week within each of the 67,000+ product/service categories in our Network.

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What is a “supplier evaluation?”

Buyers visiting are typically closer to the end of their buying process, and are actively putting together a shortlist of potential suppliers for a clearly defined buying need. Choosing from the more than half-million North American suppliers featured in our Network, buyers evaluate suppliers via such criteria as product specifications, capabilities, services, quality certifications, financial & operational stability, diversity ownership status, and location(s). They also do so by downloading content such as CAD models, white papers and technical data sheets, as well as by submitting RFIs (requests for information).

How is the Thomas Index™ unique?

The Thomas Network at is North America’s largest and most active industrial buying network, with over 500,000 registered procurement professionals, design engineers, MRO buyers and other purchase decision makers. Every 2 seconds, a user evaluates a supplier on our Network. As they do so, we’re able to track all of their intent-based behavior. In the aggregate, this gives us tremendous insight into the sourcing activities that are trending among industrial/B2B buyers.

Where can I find the Thomas Index™?

The Thomas Index™ appears weekly in Your Industrial Daily, which reaches over 150,000 industrial/B2B professionals every day (subscribe here). It’s also referenced by national, local, and niche industrial publications such as:

How can I request insight on Thomas data, a quote, or an interview with Tony Uphoff or Shawn Fitzgerald?

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