ThomasNet.com® Showcases New Tools for Product Sourcing and Supplier Discovery at APICS 2013
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Press release date: September 26, 2013
Buyers Will See the Latest Advances in Discovery of Diverse and Quality Certified Suppliers and New RFI Functionality
Orlando, FL — In today’s fast-paced business environment, purchasing and supply management professionals must be able to work efficiently to build supplier short lists, meet their supplier diversity requirements, and find the exact products and services they need. In response, ThomasNet.com® recently added content, tools, and powerful new technologies to help these buyers. During the APICS (The Association for Operations Management) Conference September 29-October 1 in Orlando, the ThomasNet.com team will show participants how to leverage the resources on this free platform.
ThomasNet.com is a supplier discovery and product sourcing platform for professionals who source maintenance, repair and operations (MRO), original equipment manufacturer (OEM), and other products and services for their industrial, manufacturing, commercial and institutional businesses. The hallmark of the platform is its 610,000 suppliers with multi-page, information-packed company profiles. Whether they’re searching for women- or minority-owned businesses, ISO certified custom manufacturers, or nearby distributors, ThomasNet.com includes new content and functionality to improve supplier evaluation, short listing and selection. Buyers can also use new smart Request For Information (RFI) forms to advance the procurement process.
In addition, the platform offers a groundbreaking Product Sourcing Application which combines semantic search with a unique product taxonomy, enabling buyers to find line item detail on more than 100 million parts. Raw materials, components, and finished products can be easily sourced by attribute, specific keyword or part number.
Location and Contact
ThomasNet.com is pleased to be exhibiting at this event, which will be held at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Orlando, September 29-October 1, 2013.
Kristin Carty, Audience Outreach Manager, ThomasNet.com, will be available at Booth 2005 to demonstrate the latest new features and functionality of the platform. Ms. Carty is also available to conduct webinars on ThomasNet.com for purchasers’ organizations. For more information, please contact her at email@example.com.
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Buyers and engineers worldwide rely on ThomasNet.com®, industry’s leading free platform for industrial/commercial product sourcing and supplier discovery. ThomasNet News® delivers industrial news and trends via a family of online publications and newsletters.
We enable suppliers to leverage their product content to increase sales, using our proprietary Navigator Platform technology. We also offer a suite of Internet and digital media solutions, from websites with product catalogs, to SEO/SEM services, to social media. Our Enterprise Solutions offer suppliers the benefits of syndicating product data across systems and sales channels.
APICS The Association for Operations Management is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in supply chain and operations management, including production, inventory, materials management, purchasing, and logistics. Since 1957, individuals and companies have relied on APICS for its superior training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources, and worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals.