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How Do You Like Me Now: Revisiting The ThomasNet – Walmart Deal by Jon Hansen

October 28, 2015

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Back in my July 9th, 2015 post, I pointed to the data that supports my assertion that the majority of suppliers that deal with Walmart, likely come to regret it. I also expressed the opinion that this was perhaps one of the main reasons why Walmart sought a relationship with ThomasNet  that would enable the retailer to “tap” into the […]

A confident disclaimer from ThomasNet VP regarding Walmart deal? by Jon Hansen

July 22, 2015

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“We are not here to pass judgement – the suppliers can speak for themselves . . . it is up to them to decide” – Tom Greco, VP of Publishing Operations at ThomasNet.Com It is rare that one receives the answer to a question in such a direct and concise manner, so as to remove any […]

ISM CEO Tom Derry’s Procurement Unplugged Interview by Jon Hansen

April 16, 2015

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Celebrating their 100th year at their upcoming conference in Phoenix, I had the opportunity to catch-up with the Institute for Supply Management’s Chief Executive Officer Tom Derry yesterday afternoon on my PI Window on the World radio show. While we talked briefly about the conference, as well as ISM’s teaming with ThomasNet.com to launch the first Top […]

ThomasNet.com: The Quiet Evolution of Dependable Certainty by Jon Hansen

April 7, 2014

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Like the sun rising in the east and setting in the west, there are some things you just take for granted without really giving it much conscious thought. For those of us who have been in the purchasing industry for more years than we would care to admit, we can recall the days of frayed […]