Thomasnet.com, a B2B marketplace for various industries, last week launched an online coronavirus resource hub for manufacturers looking for trading partners, supplies and other resources related to the coronavirus pandemic.
One section of the hub lists more than a dozen suppliers of materials and equipment used in treating COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus that has inflicted thousands worldwide and disrupted supply chains.
Companies listed as suppliers include manufacturers Thermo Fisher Scientific, LabCorp, Hologic, Danaher and Roche Diagnostics. The listings provide some indication of what each company has available; the listings also provide links to each supplier’s website, including some that take online orders. Thermo Fisher and other companies contacted today did not immediately return requests for comment.
Thomasnet.com, operated by The Thomas Publishing Co., is also providing extensive information related to the coronavirus in individual states.
Yesterday, Thomas also launched a new division, Thomas Industrial Data, which will provide information compiled from Thomasnet.com trading partner activity to show sourcing and supply chain trends. Thomas formed the division with the intent of providing critical supply chain information during the coronavirus pandemic, the company says.
Thomas says the Thomasnet.com platform has more than 1.5 million buyers per month that source products and services from more than 500,000 North American suppliers. It notes that it maintains more than 7.8 million product listings across some 70,000 categories.
“We have received an overwhelming number of requests for analysis and trends based on our data and information during this global crisis,” says Thomas president and CEO Tony Uphoff. “Everyone from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Small Business Administration to CNN and Yahoo! Finance has asked for deeper insights around how the manufacturing industry is reacting to and preparing for the impact of the coronavirus.”
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