Tony Uphoff speaks with Steve Schmith, the host of the Daily Drive podcast about emerging trends in the automotive supply chain. Topics include dual sourcing, reshoring, vertical integration, and what this means to the NA manufacturing sector.Read More »
NEW Thomas Report: Growing Housing Demands, Focus on Sustainability Will Drive Q4 Industrial Sourcing Trends
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Conversations around the supply chain have become mainstream.
"There are a bunch of different components coming together," Tony Uphoff, president and CEO of Thomas said, "and the reason the supply chain is becoming cocktail party conversation, I think, is that people are becoming all too aware of the complexities around all of these different components."
Thomas noted that printed circuit boards were the most-sourced products in the third quarter, owing to the ubiquity of computer-like interfaces and capabilities in everything from cars to refrigerators.
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Tony Uphoff, president and CEO of Thomas talks to Michael Finney of KGO-810 Radio about the coming liquor shortage and what consumers need to know.Read More »
In this episode of Uphoff on Industry, Tony Uphoff and Bob Evans discuss supply chain disruption: why everyone is talking about it and the impact on the consumer economy over the next 12 months.Read More »
Shawn Fitzgerald, CMO at Thomas, an online platform for supplier discovery and product sourcing, was interviewed on Cheddar's News Wrap where he explained that the supply chain has been hit hard in terms of shipping and trucking opportunities as well as in the production of liquor bottles and labels. He discusses how the disruptions have also entered into consumer areas like furniture and household goods but noted the pandemic disruptions are likely temporary.Read More »
The home building industry is facing labor constraints and shortages yet demand for material continues to remain high.
Sourcing for building materials on supplier platform Thomasnet.com is up 115% year over year according to an August statement, with demand for lumber-related categories up an average of 81% year over year.
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In this episode of Uphoff on Industry, Tony Uphoff and Bob Evans discuss disruption: why it’s coming for the manufacturing industry and many others. Key themes include The millennial generation's dissatisfaction with "knowledge work" and the increasing interest in wanting to make things and the repositioning of technology as it advances and transforms.Read More »
In this episode of Manufacturing Talk Radio Tony Uphoffs joins hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss the latest proposed changes to the Buy American Act and how this will impact the industrial sector in the future.Read More »
Strong evidence of a reshoring trend — the relocation of production from China and other parts of East Asia back to the U.S. — can be found in the 2021 annual report of sourcing specialist Thomas. Listen to The Supply Chain Brain podcast where Bob Bowman interviews Tony Uphoff as they discuss the impact that could drive $443 billion in U.S. economic value over the next year.
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