Tom Greco, ThomasNet vice president, says, "Our Corporate Edition of ThomasNet.com was designed exclusively for Walmart to offer suppliers immediate access to over half a million U.S. manufacturers of products, components and custom services."
Features of the platform include:
• My Approved Suppliers: Companies can add their approved supplier list to the platform so they can easily see when an existing vendor might meet the need for a different product.
• Single-Send RFI: Users can invite an unlimited number of suppliers to reply to a single request for information, quote, or proposal.
• RFI Follow Up: ThomasNet will follow up with suppliers to determine disposition of an RFI and help expedite a response.
• Collaboration Tools: Users can share "saved suppliers" and shortlists with others in their company.
All suppliers are encouraged to register at Walmart’s Jump Portal (Jobs in US Manufacturing).
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