THOMASNET – D&B Partnership: Now This Is A Story To Watch


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The partnership between (formerly the Thomas Register), a company that is more than 100 years old, and Dun & Bradstreet (a company that is more than 150 years old) to protect supply chains against disruption due to unforeseen risks, is a potential game changer. Today I will be joined by THOMASNET President and CEO, Tony Uphoff, to talk about the new partnership focusing on the following three questions; 1. Given the length of time, your respective organizations have been in existence, why form a partnership now? 2. Studies consistently show that while executives acknowledge that their organizations have exposure in terms of supply chain risks, the vast majority have failed to take the appropriate measures to address said risks. Why is this, and how can the new partnership stimulate or facilitate needed executive action? 3. What reaction do you expect to receive from "the service provider" world, some of whom already have a supplier network as part of their offering?

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