New Program Offers Purchasing and Engineering Teams Free, Customized Supplier Discovery Platform Training
New York, NY – Commercial and industrial buyers looking for new supplier discovery tools often find options at industry conferences and exhibitions. But as travel budgets are cut, opportunities to explore viable solutions for their businesses are lost. In response, ThomasNet.com® has launched ThomasNet Onsite, giving any purchasing or engineering team the chance to learn -- from the convenience of their office -- how this free platform simplifies their supplier discovery process.
The free training sessions, available on premise or via webinar, are individually structured to help organizations solve their current sourcing challenges, including adding quality certified suppliers to the supply chain, meeting diversity goals, identifying capable local job shops, getting competitive pricing on off-the-shelf products and locating hard-to-find parts. Unlike other software companies that provide limited free training, ThomasNet offers as many sessions as are needed.
ThomasNet piloted their Onsite Program this year to rave reviews, including this one from a worldwide manufacturer of high technology electronics, avionics and communications systems:
"ThomasNet.com’s training was so valuable that we invited them in twice, first for our sourcing teams and then our engineers," said Joe Skreczko, Procurement Analyst. "Some of them knew ThomasNet.com’s predecessor, the Thomas Register of American Manufacturers, and were unaware of the capabilities of the online platform. Our buyers were amazed at how easy it is to find small and disadvantaged businesses on ThomasNet.com. For our engineers, the database of suppliers with AS9100 and ISO certifications was of most interest.”
The platform gives buyers access to over 700,000 trusted suppliers, 100 million products and embedded tools to shortlist and engage suppliers. Whether or not buying organizations have a discovery component to their e-procurement system or a formal RFI process in place, buyers will find the platform a welcome addition to their arsenal for finding trusted partners for direct and indirect spend.
ThomasNet Onsite will kick off this fall in the Midwest. Sessions are open to Fortune 1000 companies, mid-sized manufacturers and commercial businesses, government organizations and institutions. Organizations that would like to request training should go to www.ThomasNet.com/onsite or for more information contact Kristin Carty, ThomasNet.com’s Audience Outreach Manager, at 212-629-2146 or email@example.com.
ThomasNet.com®, part of Thomas Industrial Network, Inc. is the leading platform for supplier discovery and selection of OEM, MRO and other products and services. The platform serves over two million procurement professionals, engineers, plant and facility management and other buyers from corporations, educational institutions, government agencies, the military and small businesses. It also serves manufacturers, distributors, and service companies throughout North America who want to connect and do business with these buyers. Buyers of industrial products and services can connect to ThomasNet News from ThomasNet.com®.