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OMNIA Partners Celebrates International Women's Day

March 8, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement, Leadership

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OMNIA Partners, Private Sector celebrates International Women's Day 2019, annually recognized on March 8th! We asked a few of our esteemed female colleagues and supplier partners what it means to be a working woman in 2019. They shared empowering advice, thoughts, and motivations. Share YOUR advice with OMNIA Partners throughout the month of March with the hashtags: #BalanceforBetter and #OMNIAPartnersPrivate 


Andrea Scobie

Chief Marketing Officer

OMNIA Partners

 


Kay Abner

President 

AMP&M, LLC

OMNIA Partners' Supplier 


Lisa Wittmer

Vice President, Partner Development IT Services

OMNIA Partners

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Creating a Competitive Supply Chain in Complex Times

March 4, 2019 / by Dan Grant posted in Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Procurement

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How PepsiCo is edging out the competition by strategically developing programs, groups and a supply chain centered on women. 

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Infographic: Women in the Workplace

February 18, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Infographic, Procurement

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Women are not only gaining ground in 'nontraditional' roles but are more educated and poised to extend their footprint across the entire US Labor force. Understand the implications of the narrowing gender gap with these key statistics from the United State Department of Labor.

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Infographic: Six Questions for Stakeholder Alignment

February 15, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Infographic, Procurement, Leadership

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Developing alignment with your internal stakeholders can be difficult and take a lot of coordination. Stakeholders tend to think procurement is not focused on finding the right solution with a partner they can trust, but rather focused on expense management. These 6 questions will help procurement take the leader in starting the conversation. 

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How to Resolve for Internal Stakeholder Alignment in 2019

February 15, 2019 / by Barb Sexton posted in Pros to Know, Procurement

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Barb Sexton was named a 2019 Pro to Know by Supply and Demand Chain Executive for the second year in a row. 

 

Aligning with internal stakeholders can be a challenge for procurement leaders but it has never been as vital as it will prove to be in 2019. Uncover why and how to begin the conversation with your end users.

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After Buying Spree, OMNIA Partners Is Among GPOs Focusing On Corporate Travel

February 13, 2019 / by The Company Dime posted in Travel, Travel Management, Weichert Corporate Housing, ALTOUR Meetings & Incentives, Direct Travel, National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car, SummitQwest

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In its infancy, group purchasing organizations showed little to no attention to travel as a category. However, over the years the landscape has changed and travel management services have since become sought after contracts. Within the travel vertical alone, OMNIA Partners has seen an 8% to 20% savings for both private and public members!

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Why Procurement Is All About Strategic Supplier Relationships

February 1, 2019 / by Dan Grant posted in Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Strategic Sourcing

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Finding suppliers that check all of the boxes on paper is imperative, but that's only the first step in establishing strategic supplier relationships. These are the types of partnerships that will align with your company's supplier improvement strategies. However, they only develop if you take the time to make sure they function for all parties involved.

This is why managing supplier relationships is a gradual process of nuanced relationship development and maintenance.

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Look for Energy Losses in these Top Spots

January 31, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities, Industrial Supplies and MRO, Grainger

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When conditioned air (hot or cold) leaks from a building, the energy it took to condition that air is wasted, creating an energy loss.  Leaks are only one of the sources for wasted energy; motors, pumps, and electrical boxes will generate heat and lose energy efficiency as they begin to fail.  Thermal imagers can be used by creating pictures of measured infrared energy or heat and assigning colors based on the differences of temperature.  

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6 Essential Skills for Successful Strategic Category Management

January 25, 2019 / by Gary Como posted in Procurement

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Expert category management requires a unique combination of procurement disciplines and skills. This is even truer today, as our ever-evolving global economy continues to create the types of spend management challenges that take teams of individuals with specific skill-sets to overcome.

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