ThomasNet.com® to Focus on New Technologies That Help Buyers Meet Today's Complex Sourcing Challenges at Three Institute for Supply Management Forums
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Press release date: October 9, 2013
Philadelphia, Hillsborough, NJ and Spokane, WA events to showcase new tools for qualifying prospective vendors and their products
New York, NY— Vendor and product sourcing in today’s world of regulations and requirements has made the job of buying professionals’ everywhere more difficult and complex. Now instead of simply finding the best possible solution for their needs, they must also meet corporate standards and imperatives such as vendor diversity goals and quality certifications. Such requirements have added layers of complexity to product sourcing and made it more difficult to create a short list of potential vendors.
At three upcoming Institute for Supply Management forums, ThomasNet.com will demonstrate how the more complicated demands placed upon buying professionals has led to the development of sophisticated technologies and tools that make short work of even the most complex sourcing challenges by allowing buyers to search prospective providers against a more comprehensive set of qualifications.
As part of the forum, ThomasNet.com® will address the need for more robust and detailed provider and product content that supports buyers’ complex search criteria and demonstrate powerful new sourcing tools and technologies now available to buyers on its free platform. The ThomasNet.com team will provide these demonstrations at three major Institute for Supply Management (ISM) events to be held in Philadelphia, Hillsborough, NJ, and Spokane, WA.
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.
Please see ThomasNet.com at these upcoming events:
- ISM Philadelphia’s Education Dinner Meeting at 5:30 PM October 10th at the Radisson Hotel Philadelphia Northeast, Trevose, PA. Kristin Carty, Audience Outreach Manager, ThomasNet.com will speak.
- ISM New Jersey’s Women & Leadership Annual Conference at 3:00 PM October 18-19 at the Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel, Weehawken, NJ, where ThomasNet.com will exhibit.
- ISM Spokane’s Pacific Northwest Purchasing Conference at 7:30 AM October 23 – 25 at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Airway Heights, WA. ThomasNet.com will speak and exhibit.
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