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Hurricane Season: Weather it Like a Procurement Pro with a GPO

August 4, 2020 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement, Emergency Situations, Supply Chain, spend management

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The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting 2020’s hurricane season (June to November) to be 60% more active than usual. 

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The Case for Technology Spend in a Pandemic Economy

July 29, 2020 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement, Emergency Situations, Supply Chain, spend management

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Total Read Time: 6 minutes

As businesses move forward with staged reopening strategies there are continued (and new) considerations that are necessary for sustainability in an unstable environment. One critical infrastructure area that is on high-alert is technology 

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A Clean Workplace is a Safe Workplace

July 22, 2020 / by Batteries Plus Bulbs posted in Facilities, Lighting, batteries, Industrial Supplies

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A clean workplace is a safer workplace, and functioning, reliable floor care machinery plays a big part in keeping your space free from dirt and clutter. Many companies recognize the importance and value of owning proper floor cleaning equipment and have made that investment. However, in order to gain the optimal ROI from your equipment, maintenance measures must be taken. So what are the recommended steps for maintaining your floor cleaning equipment? Here are some easy tips and tricks!

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Three Questions to Help Your Supply Chain Work through a Disaster

July 16, 2020 / by Fastenal posted in Fastenal, Disaster Relief, Emergency Situations, Supply Chain

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If a hurricane is just off the coast, it’s a bit late to wonder how your supply chain will weather the storm. If landfall can happen in your area, proactively put a plan in place to ensure supplies are there when you need them most. Wildfires, tropical storms, flooding: Regardless of the type of disaster, knowing your supply chain can adjust to situations is more than just peace of mind. With the right supplies where you need them, you can better serve those who rely on you.

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How to Purchase for Workplace Distancing

June 25, 2020 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities, Grainger, Emergency Situations

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With the “new norm” emerging, it’s necessary for companies to reevaluate how they’re going to maintain social distancing to protect employees from transmission of infectious diseases. Whether you’re preparing for returning staff or shutting down to take measures on existing procedures, workplace safety is the topic of a lot of discussions, but what are next steps for procurement to take in order to make their impact on business safety? What areas do considerations need to be made for? 

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Pandemic Purchasing: Important Facility Reopening Measures

June 17, 2020 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities, Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement, Emergency Situations, spend management

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Now that businesses nationwide are opening in phased approaches and at varying degrees, it represents a necessary shift in supply chain planning and purchasing strategies for facilities

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The GPO Role in Supply Chain Planning During a Crisis

June 10, 2020 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement, Emergency Situations, Supply Chain, spend management

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The pandemic has forced business operations to adopt more ad-hoc and reactionary strategies toward supply chain planning, production, spend management and risk mitigation. This reactionary approach is not the most efficient strategy as it doesn’t align functional data to supply chain or spend management goals.

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Bridging The Talent Gap in Procurement

April 21, 2020 / by Dustin Cochran posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement

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Dustin Cochran was named a 2020 Pro to Know by Supply and Demand Chain Executive for the third time in recognition of his leadership in helping organizations improve the efficiency of their supply chains to meet changing customer expectations.

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How GPOs Can Help Procurement Achieve Greater ROI

March 26, 2020 / by Ara Arslanian posted in Supply Chain Management, Procurement

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Total Read Time: 7.5 minutes

Ara Arslanian was named a 2020 Pro to Know by Supply and Demand Chain Executive for the sixth time overall. Arslanian was chosen for his thought leadership in supply chain management and dedication to expanding the scope of the group purchasing organization (GPO) model to deliver more effective solutions to direct and indirect procurement groups.

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