Dun & Bradstreet (DNB) together with THOMASNET.com announced a partnership to provide B2B businesses new tools to help prevent disruption in their supply chain. Available exclusively on THOMASNET.com, Supplier Evaluation & Risk Reports provide B2B procurement professionals detailed credit risk data and company capability information.

Designed to aid companies seeking to minimize risk of supply chain disruption – especially when engaging in strategic, long-term supplier partnerships – these reports incorporate data from Dun & Bradstreet and THOMASNET.com to help B2B buyers assess a potential partner’s business stability, as well as their abilities and qualifications, early in the supplier evaluation process, saving valuable time and resources.

“THOMASNET.com has become the central platform for industrial buyers, providing them the actionable information, product discovery and supplier selection tools that they need to do their jobs,” said Tony Uphoff, President and CEO, Thomas Publishing Company. “Combining Dun & Bradstreet’s financial and business risk data with our suppliers’ company and capabilities content, increases THOMASNET.com’s value as the go-to source for finding, evaluating and comparing North American suppliers.”

“For businesses managing multiple third-party relationships, having a data-informed line of sight into their potential suppliers is a business imperative,” said Brian Alster, global head of Supply and Compliance, Dun & Bradstreet. “Supplier Evaluation & Risk Reports will help procurement professionals surface the must-have information quickly to assess partners, mitigate supply chain disruption, and get back to business.”

Both procurement and supply chain professionals rely on data in making business decisions. In a survey of 582 B2B buyers conducted by THOMASNET.com, they revealed:

  • 84 percent assess a supplier’s financial stability before narrowing their shortlist of potential partners down to one supplier
  • 63 percent have eliminated a potential supplier from consideration due to a poor business credit profile
  • 47 percent have had a supplier go out of business unexpectedly

What’s Included in the Report?

The reports combine actionable and insightful information from Dun & Bradstreet and THOMASNET.com to deliver a unique and powerful tool for buyers to leverage during the supplier evaluation and selection process.

Available exclusively for purchase on THOMASNET.com, procurement professionals and suppliers can get more information on Supplier Evaluation & Risk Reports at THOMASNET.com/riskreports.


THOMASNET.com is industry’s leading platform for Actionable Information, Product Sourcing and Supplier Selection. By providing in-depth information on over 500,000 North American suppliers, and over 4 million industrial products, we help buyers and engineers connect with the right suppliers for their needs. Our legacy includes the “big green books” of the Thomas Register, and a commitment to facilitating better B2B relationships since 1896. Visit THOMASNET.com. Twitter: @THOMASNET

Source: Press Release