In this episode of Uphoff on Industry, Tony Uphoff and Bob Evans discuss trends related to the rapidly transforming auto industry.Read More »
One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, many millions of N95 masks are pouring out of American factories and heading into storage. Yet doctors and nurses say there still aren't enough. While supply and demand issues surrounding N95 respirators are well-documented, until now the reasons for this discrepancy have been unclear.
"How could this be happening? You have an obvious need, and you have a tremendous engine of supply,” said Tony Uphoff, president and CEO of Thomas, an online platform for product sourcing. Uphoff said that for decades the N95 market was stable, so when the virus upended the supply chain, procurement officers were unprepared to respond.
Supply Chain Dive: Dry ice demand rises more than 1,100% as procurement leaders navigate vaccine rollout: Thomas
Demand in the U.S. for dry ice is up 1,138% YoY and rose 695% from Q3 to Q4, according to data from Thomas. The upward trend is expected to continue as vaccine manufacturers race to develop and distribute vaccines worldwide.Read More »
Thomasnet.com data shows vaccine-related sourcing categories such as syringes and medical injection-molded plastics have increased massively. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to drive unprecedented trends in the manufacturing universe.Read More »
Thomas, the leader in product sourcing, supplier, selection, and marketing solutions for industry, announced its new product sourcing category 'Vaccine Cold Chain Logistics and Supply'. Established in response to increased sourcing demands related to the global COVID-19 vaccine rollout, the new category identifies the top 1,200 North American manufacturing suppliers ready to provide the essential supplies needed for production and distribution of the vaccine.Read More »
In this episode of Uphoff on Industry, Tony Uphoff and Bob Evans discuss disruptive new trends in the digital-industrial world.; remote working, virtual culture, and a massive B2B market transition.Read More »
Thomas, the leader in product sourcing, supplier, selection, and marketing solutions for industry, released its '2020 Q4 Top Manufacturing Trends,' identifying the top products and services sourced by North American manufacturers, as well as sharing predictions for 2021 industrial sourcing trends.Read More »
Plastics Today: Are Face Masks Keeping Us Safe, Polluting the Oceans, Projecting Our Politics, or All of the Above
In discussing the continued demand for face masks, Thomas' 2020 Q4 Sourcing Activity Report is mentioned: Face masks was the number-one category, followed by nitrile gloves and hand sanitizers. Face masks saw the biggest increase in sourcing activity in Q42020 over Q42019. Just like last quarter, "face masks are at the top of the list, up 38,239% over last year's sourcing figures"Read More »
In this episode of Uphoff on Industry, Tony Uphoff and Bob Evans discuss disruptive new trends in the digital-industrial world - specifically the latest in AI and machine learning.Read More »
Tony Uphoff joins Jim Blasingame to report on four manufacturing and supply chain trends that will effect change on many levels, including reshoring, automation, skill shortages and digital transformation of marketing and sales.Read More »