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Dan Grant

Daniel Grant is the Senior Vice President of OMNIA Partners, a shared services organization composed of three subsidiaries: National IPA, Prime Advantage, and Corporate United.

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The Top Seven Myths about Buying Groups

November 26, 2018 / by Dan Grant posted in Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Group Purchasing Organization

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Myths pervade our existence. Some people think you need to drink eight glasses of water every day. But in reality, you should just drink when you’re thirsty. Others think that if you shave your hair, it will grow back thicker and darker. Nope, that’s not actually something that happens.

The point is, when you fall victim to a myth, you might find yourself making some questionable decisions.

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Are You a Negotiation Leader?

December 1, 2017 / by Dan Grant posted in Leadership

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At the recent Prime Advantage Fall Conference, negotiation expert, Julie Kowalski of Spizzerinctum Group, held a professional development session that presented the tools for becoming a great negotiator. She outlined the factors affecting successful negotiations, shifts in strategies, vocabulary to use, debunked assumptions, and a bundle of top techniques. Here are some of the tactics that were discussed that you can employ today to become a leader in your negotiations:

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The Latest Hack for the Manufacturing Skills Gap

September 21, 2017 / by Dan Grant posted in Analytics and Technology, Manufacturing

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Much has been made in recent years about manufacturers struggling to find enough qualified employees to fuel their organizations. The rise of automation has squeezed out simpler job tasks and shifted the labor need to more cutting-edge competencies that machines and artificial intelligence simply cannot yet perform without human alliance. The latest strategy companies are employing to fill in this gap is using augmented reality to help teach employees the advanced skills modern manufacturing is clamoring for.  

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The Blockchain is Lowering Uncertainty in the Supply Chain

August 22, 2017 / by Dan Grant posted in Supply Chain Management, Industry News

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“There is a new technological institution that will fundamentally change how we exchange value,” says Bettina Warburg during her Ted Talk on blockchain and it’s growing importance in trade and the economy. Blockchain is the latest way we as a society are trying to lower uncertainty about one another so that we can exchange value. As we’ve evolved throughout history, we’ve built formal institutions like banks, governments, and corporations, all to facilitate trade with confidence. Blockchain is the next generation of enabling trade with increased levels of assurance.

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5 Supply Chain Risk Myths That Will Cost You a Fortune

May 31, 2017 / by Dan Grant posted in Supply Chain Management

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The moon landing never happened. Lightning never strikes the same place twice. Pigeons blow up if you feed them uncooked rice. As you can see, unsupported, and at times ridiculous, myths are all around us. The world of supply chain management is no different according to Bill DeMartino, General Manager of North America at riskmethods. This was driven home during a recent webinar entitled, “Five Common Misconceptions in Supply Chain Risk Management.”

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Overcoming the Top Risks in Your Supply Chain

May 24, 2017 / by Dan Grant posted in Supply Chain Management, Procurement

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Prime Advantage, an OMNIA Partner, and riskmethods recently collaborated on a webinar for Prime Advantage Members highlighting some of the biggest threats in supply chain management today. The session was hosted by Bill DeMartino, General Manager of North America for riskmethods. A variety of topics were covered, including supply chain management myths, challenges, and solutions.

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What to Do When Your Engineering Resources are Limited

May 21, 2017 / by Dan Grant posted in Manufacturing, Procurement

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When a company’s engineering department is being stretched to its limits, this can have a debilitating effect on the organization. For one, this constrains the number of projects that can be in full-process at any given time. This in turn stifles production and innovation, which can weaken a company’s bottom line and decrease its competitive advantage.

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Conquer Supply Chain Management with This Checklist

April 28, 2017 / by Dan Grant posted in Supply Chain Management

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At the recent Prime Advantage Spring Conference, supply chain expert Dr. Russell Morey held a professional development session tackling the current issues in purchasing and supply chain management. According to Dr. Morey, the skill set required to be successful in this arena is changing. More than ever before, a premium is being placed on analytical, negotiation, and conceptual skills. Procurement professionals need to be adept at understanding costs, navigating supplier relations, and have a firm grasp on domestic and global markets.

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The Top Global Risks Affecting Procurement Today

January 31, 2017 / by Dan Grant posted in Procurement, Industry News

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Procurement professionals are always striving to not only make better decisions, but to make them more rapidly. The level of intelligence purchasing departments can attain on precisely where supply chain risks lie, as well as on the most cutting edge solutions to dealing with them, will dictate how successful they are in reaching these goals. According to Spend Matters, as supply chains become increasingly global, the possible threats become more and more of a moving target.

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