Tony Uphoff shares how Thomas created their COVID-19 Resource Hub, connecting manufacturing companies with PPE-producing capabilities with hospitals and other organizations in need of such equipment. He told Bob Evans that in “normal” times, a project like that might have taken a year. The Thomas team stood this one up in 48 hours.
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While experts say no level of preparedness is capable of handling a pandemic like this one, US supply chains could have been much more resilient and flexible. Tony Uphoff provides commentary about the impact COVID-19 is playing on supply chains and the sourcing data we are seeing on Thomasnet.com.
"If I'm a smart, nimble company, I perhaps have a second and third supplier," he noted, not to reduce capabilities but to spread out the business so that if one goes down capacity can be shifted, "so you don't put all your eggs in one basket."Uphoff said.Read More »
The Small Business Advocate: Will employers rethink their physical space requirements post-pandemic?
Tony Uphoff joins Jim Blasingame to report on how his organization is being productive in the work-from-home pandemic era, and how that’s causing him to rethink office space expectations and expense in the future. Listen below.Read More »
The Small Business Advocate: Why industry will have to rethink supply-chain redundancy post pandemic
Tony Uphoff joins Jim Blasingame to report on the end of single-source supply chain management – especially with China – and how this will create more manufacturing demand across North America, including Mexico. Listen below.Read More »
The Small Business Advocate: Industry disruptions and improvements in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic
Tony Uphoff joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the ways we’ll change the way we do business as a result of the disruption caused by our response to the pandemic, including disruptions that lead to opportunities. Listen below.Read More »
Alliance For American Manufacturing: Help for American Manufacturers Looking to Help in the Coronavirus Fight
This post features resources shared by Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) and Tom Reed (R-N.Y.), who oversee the House Manufacturing Caucus. Included in the list is Thomas' COVID-19 Resource Hub which provides information about suppliers and how companies who want to help can get involved. Manufacturers who volunteer to help will be vetted and included in the “COVID-19 Response” category on Thomasnet.com and have a special badge displayed on their profile for the duration of the crisis.Read More »
In response to this “accelerating sustainability trend” for reusable bags, Thomas noted that sourcing activity “is shifting toward categories related to reusable bag materials.” Overall, bag sourcing has grown 125% year-over-year and 87% over the last quarter averages, said Thomasnet. Biodegradable bag sourcing increased 52% over last year and 44% over Q4 2019. Cotton bag sourcing was up 70% over 2019 and 25% over the last quarter’s averages. Nylon bag sourcing rose 62% year-over-year and 155% over Q4 2019 numbers.Read More »
In New York, product sourcing, supplier selection, and marketing solutions business Thomas has launched a division called Thomas Industrial Data, to provide a resource for sourcing and supply chain trends across the manufacturing and industrial sectors.Read More »
Cottrill Research: Thomas Launches New Industrial Data Division and Releases Thomas Manufacturing Index (TMX)
Thomas announced the launch of Thomas Industrial Data, a resources for sourcing and supply chain trends in the manufacturing and industrial sectors.Read More »
Thomas Launches New Division, Thomas Industrial Data, the First Source for Industry & Supply Chain Trends
This press release was issued on March 31, 2020 at 1:30 PM via Business Wire . The release can also be found on Yahoo! Finance, Ask.com, MorningStar, AiTHORITY.com, American Journal of Transportation among others.Read More »