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4 Best Practices to Generate Company Buy-In

June 13, 2017 / by Guest Contributor posted in Talent and Leadership, Supplier and Member Best Practices

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Prime Advantage, an OMNIA Partner, has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, Steven Nghe of Kloeckner Metals discusses the steps to getting your company on board with your goals and ideas.

In business, there’s long been the concept of A, B, and C players. The A players are the powerhouse members of the team. They’re attracted to challenges, they complete projects above expectation, and they innovate. Meanwhile, B players are accurate, reliable, and consistent; and C players coast. The term was popularized by Jack Welch, CEO of Generic Electric, who had a policy of forced ranking employees and “letting go” of the bottom 10% each business unit.

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Overcoming the Top Risks in Your Supply Chain

May 24, 2017 / by Dan Grant posted in Supply Chain, Supplier and Member Best Practices

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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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Controlling Inbound Freight Costs

November 9, 2016 / by Guest Contributor posted in Manufacturing, Supplier and Member Best Practices

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Prime Advantage, an OMNIA Partner, has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, Neal Willis of ReTrans Freight, discusses the tools and strategies you can use to minimize freight prices.

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Medical Expenses Could Be Hindering Your Employees’ Performance

October 20, 2016 / by Joe Ptak posted in Talent and Leadership, Supplier and Member Best Practices

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What's the number one reason for bankruptcy in the United States? Is it our Amazon Prime addiction? No. Is it our unused gym memberships? Nope. Is it grocery shopping when we’re hungry? No, it's not that either. The actual answer is, medical expenses. Now, fortunately for the majority of us, the financial horror never reaches the point of Chapter 13. However, ever-rising healthcare costs is an issue that creates some degree of stress for all of us. And that stress, could be costing your company enough money to name a wing of a hospital.

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The Three Principles of Superior Customer Service

April 26, 2016 / by Joe Ptak posted in Supplier and Member Best Practices

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"From the moment your customer arrives to the moment they leave, that's the product," so says Dennis Snow of Snow & Associates, Inc., in his presentation entitled, "Delivering on the Promise of Your Brand: Lessons from the Mouse," at the recent Prime Advantage Conference.

"And as they leave, your single most important objective is to get them thinking about coming back."

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The Hurdles in Qualifying New Suppliers

January 5, 2016 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Supply Chain, Supplier and Member Best Practices, Buying Groups and Group Purchasing Organizations

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Raw materials are essential to making our products. Keeping your supply chain running smoothly to ensure the delivery of these raw materials is the focus of every procurement group. When you have a supplier that is struggling to keep up their end of the bargain, it is an arduous task to find their replacement.

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