Thomas Index: Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing Spike Predicted Within the Next Two Months

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Thomas Index: Four by Four

Plating and Environmental Consulting round out the four categories showing upward trends in the latest Thomas Index.

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Thomas Index: Metal Stamping Industry Trends

Trends in sourcing activity for metal stamping.

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THOMASNET.com Industry News: Deadline Approaching For 30 Under 30 Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program

Sunday, December 3rd is the deadline to submit a nomination for the program that celebrates exceptional young supply chain professionals.

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Investors Daily: How Private Labels Could Be Amazon, Target’s Next Cash Cow

Article cites private-label manufacturing sourcing growth according to Thomasnet data. Tony comments on the rise of interest in store-brand apparel.

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You can also find this article in Nasdaq

 
 

Thomas Index: Four by Four

Four product categories with an upward trend in sourcing activity on Thomasnet.com

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Valve Magazine: The Economic Effects of Fall’s Hurricanes

Shawn Fitzgerald comments on sourcing data from the platform during the weeks after Harvey.

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Supply Chain DIVE: Kobe Steel’s quality scandal is an age-old supply chain tail

Article refers to the Thomas Index Report on Kobe Steel Admission of Falsified Data.

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North American Shale Magazine: Harvey’s Impact on Eagle Ford Shale Operators and Gulf Refiners Differs

Article cites the Thomas Index Report on how Harvey has impacted material buying and sourcing trends in the Houston area.

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EE Times: The Future is Automated

Shawn Fitzgerald reflects on automation and Industry 4.0.

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You can also find this article in EE Times Asia

 
 

Thomas Index: Special Report – Japan’s Kobe Steel admits to selling faulty metals into marketplace.

Japan’s Kobe Steel admitted to falsifying data about the strength and durability of its copper, aluminum and steel.

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Spend Matters: Does the Supply Chain Hiring Process Need Revamping?

Thomasnet.com® and ISM® open nominations for their 4th annual “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program”

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Industrial Distribution Online: Video Surge In Bearing Sourcing Helping Drive Industrial Markets

ThomasNet’s latest Thomas Index Report discusses how an increase in bearing sourcing is helping drive increases in manufacturing.

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Supply Chain Dive: Harvey and Irma rank second and sixth in costliest storms since 1980

Damage from Hurricane Harvey totaled roughly $60 billion to $100 billion in 2017 dollars, second only to Katrina in terms of cost and damage … The Thomas Index revealed increased interest in materials needed for rebuilding, allowing supply chain managers and others to better predict direct spending on specific materials and services needed in the aftermath.

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Press Release: Thomasnet.com® and ISM® “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars” Early Nomination Deadline Approaching

To receive the Early Nomination bonus – a free month of ISM Just in Time Learning and a mug and free coffee gift card from Thomasnet.com - submit nominations by October 13. This program honors young purchasing and supply chain management professionals who deserve to be applauded for their passion, creativity and contributions to supply management.

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Thomas Index: Bearings market expected to grow 7% over next 6 years

The rise of automation in manufacturing facilities is driving an increase in the sourcing of bearings, with added demand from electric vehicles pointing to sustained growth.

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CNBC: Two former Goldman Sachs employees try to take their shoe accessories mainstream

When it came time to find an injection mold maker for their signature heel protector, Brown and Monica Ferguson turned to Thomasnet.com and their network of manufacturers.

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You can also find this article in YahooFinance and RichinWriters.com

 
 

Thomas Index: A Special Insider Edition – The Data Behind 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 Thomasnet.com. 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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Press Release: Thomas Network at Thomasnet.com® Surpasses 500,00 Registered Users

Just 15 months after launching an initiative to spur registrations on its products sourcing and supplier selection platform, the Thomas Network at Thomasnet.com has surpassed a half million registered industrial/B2B users.

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Buyers Meeting Point: Supply Risk Management: Investing in Today and Tomorrow

Strategies for finding new suppliers including resources available on THOMASNET.com.

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Thomas Index Report: Industrial Automation

Trends reflecting sourcing activity in industrial automation and robotics.

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Food Navigator-USA - Soup To Nuts Podcast: How brands can defend their shelf-space against encroaching private label

CEO Tony Uphoff explains what is behind the strong, sustained growth of private label as well as how the trend is impacting retailers, national brand manufacturers and startups based on Thomasnet.com platform activity. 

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Costar: Storm Fallout: Rebuilding Likely to Drive Up Construction Costs, Delay Project Timetables Across US

Shawn Fitzgerald discusses how product and services sourcing for recovery related searches on the Thomasnet.com platform is surging in the aftermath of the recent hurricanes.

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Marketplace: The Impact of recent hurricanes will play out in the economic data

Shawn Fitzgerald discusses how user data on from the Thomas Index reflects hyperactive activity sourcing on the rebuilding of services needed for hurricane hit geographies.

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Construction Dive: Demand for construction supplies soars after Hurricane Harvey

New insights from the Thomas Index about sourcing activity after the storm.

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Supply Chain Dive: Demand for construction supplies soars after Hurricane Harvey

New insights from the Thomas Index about sourcing activity after the storm.

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Thomas Index Report: Hurricane Harvey

Review of sourcing in and around the Houston area in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey … Thomas Index data reports drastic increases in communication systems, hospital beds, trucking services …

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Thomas Index Report: Custom Injection Molding

How custom injection molding trends are reflecting changes in the digital industrial economy.

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Press Release: THOMASNET.com® and ISM® Open Nominations for “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars” Global Recognition Program

THOMASNET.com® and the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM) are seeking nominations for the fourth annual “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program”.  The program honors young purchasing and supply chain management professionals from around the globe who deserve to be applauded for their passion, creativity and contributions to supply chain.

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Thomas Index Report: Custom Injection Molding

Custom Injection Molding is a process that’s been heavily offshored over the past couple of decades, as manufacturers sought the cost savings that came with relatively cheap labor overseas.Today, changes in the global market — such as the growing demand for higher wages in countries such as China — are eating away at the benefit of offshoring, and spurring many American companies to bring their manufacturing back home. 

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Wyoming Business Report: More registered apprenticeships needed

Ways of improving registered apprenticeship opportunities are being examined to counter a shortage of skilled workers that could impede Wyoming’s efforts to diversify and enhance its economy.

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Supply Chain Dive: How Contract Manufacturing Evolved From The Space Age To The Digital Age 

Foxconn recently announced plans to build a $10 billion manufacturing facility in southern Wisconsin with talk of a new research facility in Michigan. There’s lots going on with contract manufacturing, says Shawn Fitzgerald, vice president of marketing at Thomasnet.

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Quality Digest: Navigating the Skills Gap: How U.S. Manufacturing Can Thrive Again

The U.S. manufacturing industry—once one of the most robust and powerful economic engines in the world—is now in a state of atrophy. Baby boomers are retiring in record numbers, taking their unique knowledge and skills with them as they head out the door for the final time. The people taking their place in the workforce—millennials and Generation Z—don’t have the training necessary to fill the void on the shop floor. 

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Our CEO discusses the skills gap in more detail in Quality Digest Live

 
 

Thomas Index Report: Private Label

As consumers become more price-conscious and less brand-focused, companies are trying to capitalize by investing in “house brands.” 

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Delaware Business Times: Firms Urgently Need Machinists, But Supply Is Limited

Machinists are in such short supply nationally that some managers have stopped chatting about new hires for fear competitors will woo them away, said Shawn Fitzgerald, vice president of ThomasNet, the B-to-B publisher that tracks industrial companies.

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Washington Post: China, Not President Trump, Is Suddenly Helping American Steel

China has caused steel prices to jump this year, boosting the fortunes of American steel companies. President and CEO Tony Uphoff explains how the THOMASNET.com platform showcases this trend in The Washington Post. 

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You can also find this article picked up in St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionStandard Examiner, My Statesman, Press Reader, Financial Market Research, My Palm Beach Post and My Dayton Daily News.

 
 

Press Release: Tony Uphoff to Deliver Feature Presentation at IMPACT Live Conference

Thomas Publishing Company President & CEO Tony Uphoff will be a select speaker at IMPACT Live, a two-day conference designed for marketing and sales executives, to share knowledge on how they can add more value to their organizations.

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Thomas Index Report: Printed Circuit Board Sourcing Trends

Our data shows that sourcing activity for Printed Circuit Boards has increased sharply in recent months. In fact, over the last 90 days alone, buyers and engineers have evaluated suppliers 25% more than the all-time average. 

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Pacific Coast Business Times: Wanted: Skilled Factory Workers For Tri-Counties

Thomas Publishing Company President & CEO Tony Uphoff spoke with the Pacific Coast Business Times to discuss what can be done to close the skills gap in manufacturing. 

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Press Release: New Enhanced Listings on Thomasnet.com Help Industrial Suppliers Reach More Buyers and Engineers

With an Enhanced Listing on Thomasnet.com – industry’s leading product sourcing and supplier selection platform -- advertisers gain enhanced exposure to the platform’s user base of procurement professionals, design engineers, MRO buyers and other purchase decision makers.

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Cheddar TV: Bringing Manufacturing Back To The U.S.

CEO Tony Uphoff discusses how manufacturing jobs can be brought back to the U.S. through apprenticeship programs. 

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Thomas Index Report: Steel

Over the past few months, we've been watching raw material sourcing closely and we've noticed some interesting trends on the platform. Over the last five weeks we have seen evaluations in "Steel" occur 18% more often than the 77 week average. 

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Spend Matters: 5 Young Supply Chain Professionals on What They Wish They Knew Earlier

Supply chain management as an undergraduate major is booming.

Chalk it up to better outreach programs, a tough job market or sheer STEM mania — but supply chain is becoming an increasingly popular area of study for college students.

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Manufacturing Talk Radio: S9-E10: Live From ISM2017 In Orlando

Hosts Lew and Tim with Tony Uphoff, new President and CEO of ThomasNet speaking on the future expansion of their excellent sourcing platform. M.L. Peck from ISM and Donna Citale of Thomas Net sit with Hosts Lew and Tim to discuss the exceptional 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars.

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Manufacturing Talk Radio: 30 Under 30: THOMASNET & ISM Rising Supply Chain Stars

The Supply Chain is a critical aspect of the manufacturing industry and this year Manufacturing Talk Radio is attending The Institute for Supply Management’s® ISM 2017 event in Orlando covering this important gathering.

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Press Release: THOMASNET.com Version 3 Released - Faster Access To 500K+ Suppliers

 Thomas Publishing announced the release of Version 3 of the THOMASNET.com platform. Version 3 features a new user interface, expanded product and supplier data, additional workflow tools, and advanced search functionality. 

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Procurious: Are You Considering Chasing A Procurement Career?

According to most of the ThomasNet and ISM 30 Under 30 Rising Stars, going after a  procurement career is a cracking idea!

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Procurious: Rising Stars: I Fell Into Procurement (With Style!)

Did the ISM and ThomasNet 30 Under 30 Rising Stars always have a burning desire to embark on a procurement career or were they late converts? Procurious investigates

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EBN: Talking To A Rising Supply Chain Star: Abhishek Dahiya, Dell

EBN sat down with Dahiya to find out more about his thoughts on the modern supply chain and the career potential of the field. 

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Spend Matters: "30 Under 30" Supply Chain Star and Traveler Subhash Segireddy On Working With Global Teams

Segireddy talked to Spend Matters about leading a project using internet of things technology, the importance of multicultural experience and his love for traveling.

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Spend Matters: 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Star Kiara Conde Gives Career Advice

Kiara spoke with SpendMatters about her experience in supply chain and gave three pieces of advice that interns can use to land a supply chain job.

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Spend Matters: "30 Under 30" Winner Michaela Romanias On The Importance Of Resilience And Taking Initiative

30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Star Michaela Romanias chats with Spend Matters on how she led to supply chain and what she wishes she knew in the beginning of her career. 

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IndustryWeek: Supply Chain Millennials: 30 Leaders Under 30 

Only 3% of the total manufacturing professionals are in their 20s, which is why the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program is so important to the industry.  

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EBN: Talking To A Rising Supply Chain Star: Gerardo Cabrera, Flex

30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Star Gerardo Cabrera shared his thoughts on the electronics supply chain as a profession and what organizations can do to attract more millennials. 

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Spend Matters: "Do It"- ISM/THOMASNET.com "30 Under 30" Megawatt Winner Dan Kaskinen on Supply Chain Careers

Megawatt Winner Dan Kaskinen talked about the appeal of working in supply chain, career zigzags, disruptive tech and more in his latest interview. 

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MHL News: 30 Supply Chain Leaders Under 30

As the current Baby Boomer-dominated generation of supply chain leaders starts to reach retirement age, the industry will increasingly need to tap into the younger generations of managers and influencers.

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EBN: Talking To A Rising Supply Chain Star: Bernadette Quiriconi, Fluke

30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Star Bernadette Quiriconi shared her thoughts on the role of millennial workers, how organizations can attract top talent and why supply chain is a great career choice.

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Supply Chain Dive: What does rising supply chain talent look like?

Three of this 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars share their path to success. 

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EBN: 10 Rising Stars: Under 30s Shape the High-Technology Supply Chain

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and Thomasnet.com, for the third year in a row, have identified a group of millennial supply chain superstars as the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars. In every vertical, these young professionals have a strong track record of making a difference. 

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Press Release: THOMASNET.com and Institute for Supply Management Honor 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars

These future leaders are impacting companies such as SpaceX, Dell Technologies, 3M Company and GE Aviation

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Spend Matters: ISM/THOMASNET's Newest "30 Under 30" Rising Supply Chain Stars Are Tech Savvy And Well Traveled

ISM and THOMASNET.com have announced the winners of the 2016 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program, which serves the dual purposes of recognizing promising young professionals and encouraging the millennial generation to pursue careers in supply chain.

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Procurious: SpaceX, Red Cross Millennials Amongst 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars

Procurement and supply leaders as young as 24 are impacting major companies including SpaceX, A.T. Kearney, Cisco Systems and the American Red Cross. 

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Supply Chain Dive: Survey: How Supplier credit rankings impact procurement

A recent survey of 1,000 buyers and suppliers by THOMASNET.com and Dunn & Bradstreet revealed a mismatch in the procurement process, where suppliers were unaware of the importance of credit ratings to their buyers.

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Blog Talk Radio: THOMASNET- D&B Partnership: Now This Is A Story To Watch

Tony Uphoff talked to John Hansen about how the D&B partnership is a game changer in the podcast PI Window on the World

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Press Release: Dun & Bradstreet Partners with THOMASNET.com® to Enhance B2B Buyers’ Assessment of Supplier Risk

Supplier Evaluation & Risk Reports Now Available in Single Supplier and Comparison Versions on THOMASNET.com

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Spend Matters: How Will The New Generation Transform the Supply Chain Profession?

30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Star Paul Boyer chats with Spend Matters on how millennials will impact the supply chain industry. 

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Press Release: Award Winning Digital Media Executive Tony Uphoff Joins Industry Leader Thomas Publishing

Thomas Publishing Company, LLC. announced that Tony Uphoff has joined the company as their new President and CEO.

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ISM and THOMASNET.com Opening Up the '30 Under 30' Nominations to a Global Audience

Do you know a rising supply chain star? Judges are looking for your nominations for a rising supply chain star for '30 Under 30' 2016, a multi-talented young professional who is an influencer and trailblazer in an organisation

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Going Global at ISM 

Now in its third year, ISM and Thomasnet are opening up the 30 Under 30 nominations to a global audience.

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THOMASNET.com and Institute for Supply Management to Honor Future Leaders in Supply Chain 

To spotlight additional emerging leaders, THOMASNET.com and the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) kicked off their third annual 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars recognition program. 

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THOMASNET.com and Institute for Supply Management to Honor Future Leaders in Supply Chain 

To spotlight additional emerging leaders, THOMASNET.com and the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) kicked off their third annual 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars recognition program. 

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Global Expansion of the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program

Current procurement professionals are invited to nominate outstanding practitioners, 30 years old or younger, for broader global recognition. A selection committee in-turn evaluates the nominations to select 30 rising stars.

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Global Expansion of the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program 

Current procurement professionals can nominate outstanding suplly chain practicioners, 30 years or younger, for broader recognition.

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'30 Under 30' Award Now Open to Global Applicants 

The 30 Under 30 Award, presented by THOMASNET.com and ISM to recognize contributions by young supply-management professionals, is now open to global applicants. 

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Do You Know A Supply Chain Star?  

ISM and THOMASNET.com’s 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars recognition programme returns for its third year, with nominations opening this week.

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Afternoon Coffee: Nominations Open for 30 Under 30, Oil Glut to Continue Through 2017 

THOMASNET.com and the Institute for Supply Management kicked off their third annual “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars” Recognition Program Tuesday, continuing the effort to recognize the newest crop of millennials making a name for themselves in procurement and supply chain careers. 

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THOMASNET® and ISM® Set to Honor More Future Leaders in Supply Chain 

Organizations open nominations for their third annual "30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars" Recognition Program.

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How 30 Under 30 Megawatt Winner Amy Georgi Balances A Successful Career 

The Art of Procurement chats with Amy Georgi, Megawatt Winner of the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Program, and discusses how working remotely can be a game changer for millennial procurement professionals.

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How to Embrace SMBs to Access Supplier Driven Innovation with Tom Greco & Ed Edwards

The Art of Procurement explores the reality of working with small and medium sized businesses with Tom Greco and Ed Edwards of THOMASNET.com.

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Four Tips for Working with SMBs from the Experts

Procurious caught up with Ed Edwards, Audience Outreach Manager at THOMASNET.com, to discuss his organisation’s recommendations on connecting with small and medium-sized businesses.

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Resolving Procurement Troubles Connecting with SMB Suppliers 

SMBs say there are too many odds, finding it difficult to do business with these bigger companies,  says Tom Greco, Vice President at THOMASNET.com, in a podcast at My Purchasing Center.

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Strategic Similarities of Football and Procurement 

Understand your position and adapt to how the other player is performing – true of both football and procurement, says 30 Under 30 star, Logan Ferguson.

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How to Keep Millennials in Procurement 

Programs  like ISM and ThomasNet’s 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition program have demonstrated why supply chain and procurement careers are attractive to millennials. The jobs allow them to build and grow new relationships with suppliers, regularly challenge them to find the best vendor and best price and allow them to contribute to a company’s bottom line.

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"The Grass is Greener Where You Water it” – Millennial Wisdom at ISM 2016

ISM and THOMASNET’s 30 Under 30 Supply Chain stars share their views on talent retention, the future of learning, and the importance of mentorship.

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ISM Announces eISM and 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Discuss Supply Chain Challenges

The Institute for Supply Management’s Senior Vice President, M.L. Peck joins Manufacturing Talk Radio to announce eISM, the exciting eLearning Resource to enhance the ISM Mastery Model introduced just last year that allows supply chain professionals and rising stars to continue their life long learning. Then several of the 30-Under-30 rising supply chain stars talk about some day-to-day supply chain challenges and solutions.

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Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Debbi Wan, Cisco 

Today, smart OEMs are ttracting young talent directly out of college. Debbi Wan, strategic sourcing manager, Global Manufacturing Operations for Cisco Systems, knew early on that she wanted to work in the supply chain. Since then, she's been making a difference for her company.

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Top 30 Under 30 Procurement Pros: A New Era Begins

Joining me today to talk about this year's Top 30 Under 30 Awards Program - which acknowledges the up and coming young superstars of the procurement world, are M.L. Peck Senior Vice President, Program and Product Development at ISM and, Donna Cicale, Director of Audience Development from ThomasNet.

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Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Amy Georgi, Fluke Electronics

EBN is furthering its exploration of the role of millennial workers in the electronics supply chain. We got to talk to Amy Georgi, who is a program manager in supply chain acquisitions and integrations with Fluke Electronics, a Danaher Company.

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How Procurement Can Tackle MRO Effectively: A Conversation with Michael Croasdale (Part 1) 

Maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) is a critical part of the supply chain. Unfortunately, it is also an often overlooked business function. To gain a better understanding of MRO, we reached out to one expert in the area: Michael Croasdale, senior project manager at Source One Management Services, LLC, a procurement service provider based in Pennsylvania.

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Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Christian Goehring, Avnet 

Electronics companies, including OEMs, distributors, and component manufactures are working hard to attract and retain young talent. The good news is that it's working and many of these companies are feeling the impact that this new influx of supply chain professionals are making on the electronics industry.

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Amazon to Launch Cloud Migration Service

Thomas Publishing Co., a 118-year-old company once known for its big, green manufacturing guidebooks, finds itself at the center of an emerging movement in corporate computing: the great cloud migration.>

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30 Supply Chain Leaders Under 30—Class of 2016 

In our recent 2016 Salary Survey, we revealed that a mere 2% of the total population of material handling and logistics professionals are under the age of 30. Obviously, for the sustained health of the industry, more young people need to join the supply chain community and develop their managerial skills so they can follow in the wake of the large number of Baby Boomers who are retiring.

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Avnet’s Christian Goehring Named a 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Star

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Christian Goehring, logistics support supervisor for Avnet, has been named a “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Star.” This recognition program, sponsored by THOMASNET.com and ISM, honors up-and-coming supply chain professionals who are creating a meaningful impact in the industry.

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Daniel Kelly, Supply Chain Alum and Assistant Manager at Iowa State University Named One of 30 Rising Stars in Supply Chain Management 

Daniel Kelly, Assistant Manager at Iowa State University has been named a winner in the Institute for Supply Management (ISM)® 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program.

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10 Rising Supply Chain Stars: Meet the Millennials Changing Electronics 

As much as we bemoan a dearth of young professionals coming into the electronics supply chain profession, it's good to remember that some notable young people are taking their place at a variety of electronics and supply chain organizations around the country.

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Amrish Lobo’s Multicultural Experience Offers Him a Leg Up in Global Supply Chain Management  

Amrish Lobo, director of global logistics, distribution and customer service, global supply chain at Baker Hughes Inc., was recently named among the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program, a program set up by the Institute for Supply Management and THOMASNET.com to recognize leading millennials in the the supply chain management and procurement fields. Lobo, 29, has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Anna University’s College of Engineering, Guindy, in Chennai, India, and a master’s in industrial engineering from Purdue University. This multicultural exposure, he said, gave him the foundation for working in global supply chain management.

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30 Under 30 – Recognizing Supply Chain Rising Stars 

ThomasNet and the Institute for Supply Management have announced their annual 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars for 2015.

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‘30 Under 30’ Winner Leandra Taylor’s Aim for Efficiency Helps her Excel in Supply Chain Field

Leandra Taylor, contracts manager for Shell Exploration and Production Company, was named as one of this year’s 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program, a program created by the Institute of Supply Management and THOMASNET.com that calls attention to young, standout professionals in the supply chain management and procurement fields. At 26 years old, Taylor holds a bachelor degree in business administration in supply chain management from the University of Houston, Bauer School of Business, as well as a CPSM certification from ISM.

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THOMASNET.com and ISM Announce 30 Under 30 Winners

Nikita Saharia Chaturvedi talks to Amy Georgi, a program manager in supply chain acquisitions and integrations with Fluke Electronics, a Danaher Company, about the Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program. She’s the program’s Megawatt Star for 2016. She outlines her career path, beginning with studying supply chain management at Arizona State University, and shares keys to her success so far. Georgi also reminds aspiring procurement pros to “work hard and smart.”

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Press Release
THOMASNET, ISM Recognize 30 Rising Stars In Supply Chain Management 

Delivering more than $10 million in cost savings, spearheading a new global distribution model and driving a startup’s exponential growth are among the outstanding personal achievements of young professionals today named winners in the THOMASNET and Institute for Supply Management (ISM) 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program.

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ISM & THOMASNET.com Recognize Source One Consultant as 2016 Rising Supply Chain Star 

Source One Management Service’s Senior Project Manager Michael Croasdale has been honored as a ThomasNet and Institute for Supply Management (ISM) “30 Under 30 Supply Chain Star,” recognized for his incredible accomplishments that distinguish him as an emerging industry leader. The annual award recognizes 30 individuals who are 30 or younger for demonstrating outstanding leadership, initiative, and/or collaboration in the areas of supply chain management and procurement.

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Insight into Today’s Skills Gap Problem 

There has been a lot of recent attention paid to the skills gap facing American manufacturers. We all know that many young people tend to shy away from STEM education, and they (as well as parents, unfortunately) still have a distorted, grimy, perception of manufacturing careers.

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ISM and THOMASNET.com Announce ‘30 Under 30’ Stars, Winners Demonstrate Passion for Supply Chain Management and Procurement

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and THOMASNET.com recently announced the winners of their 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program. The program, which launched in 2014, aims to draw young professionals to supply chain management and procurement careers by highlighting millennials in the industry who are not only leading successful careers but who are passionate, innovative and demonstrate leadership qualities.

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THOMASNET.com and Institute for Supply Management Recognize 30 Rising Stars In Supply Chain Management 

Delivering more than $10 million in cost savings, spearheading a new global distribution model and driving a startup’s exponential growth are among the outstanding achievements of young professionals today named winners in the THOMASNET.com® and Institute for Supply Chain Management (ISM)  30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program.    

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Suppliers Not Responding to RFIs? 

Sharing news of the ThomasNet.com Corporate Edition with My Purchasing Center, Tom Greco tells a story about Walmart and its suppliers. The ThomasNet.com Corporate Edition helps procurement meet some challenges by providing visibility into all the capabilities and products of existing suppliers. It also has new features that help get suppliers to respond to procurement’s RFIs.

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THOMASNET.com Meets Enterprise Procurement Demands With New Corporate Edition

Enhanced Platform Includes ‘RFI Follow Up’ Services to Improve Supplier Responsivenes.

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If You Build It They Will Come: Top Picks of Industrial Marketing Resources 

Whew! The holiday buying frenzy is in full swing, and we’ve survived both Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Did you score any great bargains? Any must-have electronics or gotta-have-it kitchen gadgets?

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True Value of Supplier Diversity App is in What Buyers Do with Information

We’ve long been supporters of procurement professionals, particularly at manufacturing companies, increasing spending with diversity suppliers. We find especially interesting stories of procurement teams that at the same time help to develop capabilities of innovative small businesses owned by members of minority groups, women or veterans. We’ve reported on these successes while at Purchasing magazine and more recently at My Purchasing Center and would love to do more so more often. Readers: We welcome your input on this one!

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Resource helps locate veteran-owned businesses

As the U.S. paid tribute to its veterans on Veterans Day, President Obama offered his thoughts during the Veterans Day National Observance at Arlington National Cemetery. He said his leadership team was improving care for veterans, but said that more needs to be done. During his speech, he addressed the need to provide opportunities to service members who are leaving active duty.

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SEO for Industrial & Manufacturing Companies

This is designed to be an evolving SEO guide for businesses in an industrial or manufacturing field. If you have any suggestions for additions or changes I would love to hear them!

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Press Release
'30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars' Nominations Due Oct. 30 

Attention, supply management professionals: Is there a young (30 or under) "rising star" at your company who is making a big impact? ThomasNet and the Institute for Supply Management are inviting the industry to recognize these achievers as "30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars." The nomination deadline for the second annual recognition program is Oct. 30, 2015.

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Nominate 30 Under 30 Rising Stars by October 30

It’s October 1, and the clock is ticking. If there is a young (30 or under) supply management professional that deserves recognition for the contributions and talent he or she lends to your organization, nominate them now for 2016’s "30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars."

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ThomasNet Launches First Corporate Edition Solution With New Features, Sourcing Tools 

ThomasNet has teamed up with Wal-Mart to launch a corporate-specific edition of its free sourcing and supplier discovery platform, ThomasNet.com.

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How to attract, and retain, Millennials for supply chain management careers   

A great deal can be learned from the results of the “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program” of ThomasNet and the Institute for Supply Management. Perhaps most important are lessons about how to engage the Millennial generation (ages 18-34) so they grow to become supply chain management leaders. 

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30 Under 30 Program Nomination Period Extended, Spend Matters Talks to Former Nominator

ThomasNet and the Institute for Supply Management recently announced they were extending the deadline to nominate young procurement professionals for the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program. The program, now in its second year, calls attention to the “best and the brightest” industry leaders between the ages of 18-30, otherwise known as millennials. The 30 winners will be showcased at the ISM annual conference next year in Indianapolis and receive a 1-year complementary ISM membership.  

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Attracting and Retaining Millennials: What Young Supply Chain Stars Can Teach Us All 

At 29 years of age, Katy Conrad, site lead at Shell's Geismar Chemical Plant, is a terrific ambassador for her profession. She loves everything about supply management - working with smart engineering and business professionals, solving tough problems, and making a bottom-line impact. At Shell, she has delivered significant savings, built a regional B2B sourcing strategy, and held an overseas assignment. 

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Women in Manufacturing Summit expected to draw 300+ in MN

Professional women representing diverse experience and expertise in manufacturing will gather for 2 days of intense, industry-specific educational and networking sessions at fifth annual Women in Manufacturing (WiM) SUMMIT in Minneapolis, MN (September 23–25, 2015). In addition to keynote speakers, this event will feature panel discussions and professional development seminars. WiM welcomes professionals from all levels and industries within manufacturing.

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Supply Chain Pros Have More Time to Reward the Industry’s Future Leaders

Supply management professionals: Help ensure the vitality of your industry by rewarding and re-energizing its future leaders. ThomasNet and the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) are making it easier to do just that. By popular demand, the organizations are extending the deadline for their second 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program to October 30, 2015.

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Supply Management Professionals Have More Time to Reward the Industry’s Future Leaders

Supply management professionals: Help ensure the vitality of your industry by rewarding and re-energizing its future leaders.

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Wal-Mart Launches Site to Connect Suppliers to U.S. Manufacturers

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Thomas Publishing Co. have launched a website to help suppliers find component parts from companies based in the U.S.

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Walmart Taps ThomasNet.com to Support Its U.S. Domestic Manufacturing 

Exclusive Corporate Edition Developed to Give Suppliers Immediate Access to 500,000 U.S. Manufacturers of Products and Components 

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Looking for the Next 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars

For the second year, ThomasNet and Institute for Supply Management (ISM) are searching for the millennial workers who are making a big impact on the supply chain management profession in North America.

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Government Buyers: Meet Diversity Targets, Find Nearby Suppliers and Eliminate RFIs by Email

NIGP Forum Offers Opportunity for Purchasers to Test Drive ThomasNet.com’s free solutions on Supplier Discovery Challenges

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Walmart Taps ThomasNet.com to Support Its U.S. Domestic Manufacturing Initiative

Exclusive Corporate Edition Developed to Give Suppliers Immediate Access to 500,000 U.S. Manufacturers of Products and Components 

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Looking for the Next 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars 

For the second year, ThomasNet and Institute for Supply Management (ISM) are searching for the millennial workers who are making a big impact on the supply chain management profession in North America. 

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Millennials in Manufacturing: How Can We Make it Happen?

The term “Millennial” tends to get thrown around in online quizzes, job interviews and plenty of other discussions. 

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3 ways to get more people into manufacturing 

On May 14, 2014, The Washington Post published an article entitled, There are some jobs now in manufacturing. Kids just aren’t interested in taking them. The problem outlined in this article, as well as in many others about the future of manufacturing, is generally as follows: with retirements taking place across the sector, it is struggling to recruit the young talent it needs to develop the industry in the long-term.

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ThomasNet & ISM Celebrate the Supply Chain Industry’s Future Leaders

From Katy Conrad Maynor, who helped develop a regional sourcing strategy for Shell Oil's business-to-business products, to Matthew Bauer, who was instrumental in bringing reverse auctions to public agencies in Arizona, today's youngest supply chain professionals are making an exceptional impact right from the start. 

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ThomasNet Offers ‘Buy It Now on Amazon’ Functionality 

ThomasNet announced that it is bringing “Buy It Now on Amazon” functionality to ThomasNet.com. 

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Engineers and Buyers: Explore a New, Free Way to Find Qualified Contract Manufacturers

ThomasNet.com to Demonstrate Free Supplier Discovery and Product Sourcing Platform at AmCon June 2-3 in Phoenix 

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ThomasNet and ISM Celebrate the Supply Chain Industry’s Future Leaders

Building on Success, Organizations Re-launch “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars” Recognition Program

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Dayton Region Manufacturers Association Taps ThomasNet’s Michele Mischler as a Trustee 

Ms. Mischler to Build on Her Passion for Helping Manufacturers to Grow their Businesses 

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HubSpot Honors ThomasNet RPM® as a Diamond Partner, the Highest Level of Recognition Available

ThomasNet’s New Full-Service Digital Agency Boosts Sales for Manufacturers and Distributors   

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Buyers of Direct Materials and MRO Products: Explore a New, Free Way to Identify Qualified Suppliers

ThomasNet.com Team to Demonstrate Free Supplier Discovery Platform at Ariba Live, April 7-9 in Las Vegas

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ThomasNet® Survey Shows Business Trending Up For Manufacturers 

But Delays in Attracting Millennials, Compounded by Negative Perceptions Threaten Industry’s Future

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Manufacturers Advise Peers to Open Doors and Hearts to Millennials

With American manufacturing on an upward trajectory, what will it take to sustain its momentum?

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Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals: Learn the Best Way to Find Trusted Partners 

Supply chain and logistics professionals looking for an easier way to identify trusted partners now have a solution.

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Introducing ThomasNet Onsite

New Program Offers Purchasing and Engineering Teams Free, Customized Supplier Discovery Platform Training 

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The ABC's of making the industrial buyer’s shortlist

Make sure that you’re making the best first impression on potential customers who are evaluating you online. This eBook will help you make sure your online presence doesn’t have any holes that leave you short of making the shortlist.

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