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A Strategic Energy Management Approach - Now More Critical Than Ever

September 21, 2020 / by Trevor Joelson posted in Facilities, Energy Management, Trane

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“This solar solution looks like a great deal! Any reason we shouldn’t pursue it?” Given the budget pressure of the “new normal” it can be hard to answer “no” to a question like that. If your CEO is asking you to incorporate one-off renewable energy solutions, the proposed financial benefits make can it tempting to rush to implementation.

Why is it critical to take a strategic approach?

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How to Turn Crisis into Opportunity with Your GPO

September 15, 2020 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement, Emergency Situations

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 Total Read Time: 5 minutes

Embracing the new business environment implications will help companies rise to the occasion and be a leader in longevity. By empowering companies to adopt change, leaders can increase agility and resilience, making any crisis disruption an opportunity for innovation - rather than an impediment to overcome. Whereas businesses hesitant to adopt new strategies, or avoiding change, are risking being left behind with diminishing returns. Enterprises looking for ways to simplify adoption, streamline processes, future-proof, and contain resource expenditures can look to their group purchasing organization (GPO) to help turn crisis into profit by implementing impactful change.  

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Roof Safety in Inclement Weather

September 4, 2020 / by Cindy Molnar posted in Facilities, CentiMark, Construction, Emergency Situations

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Hurricane Laura has made her debut but the peak of hurricane season is yet to come. Roof safety is crucial to members of OMNIA Partners so it's important to make sure your roof is always as safe as possible, especially during the summer storm season. We’re breaking down roofing safety measures to take before, during and after inclement weather.

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Procurement Best Practices for Innovative HR

August 24, 2020 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Human Resources, Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement

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 Total Read Time: 4 minutes

Disruption quickly, and often, dramatically alters the purchasing landscape. Enterprises nationwide are experiencing the impact this is taking on their human resource professionals. As the pandemic progresses, the HR function will be continually challenged with keeping workers safe, healthy and informed, in addition to their everyday performance duties. Soon - if not already- HR teams will face permanent changes such as:

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Helping Companies in the Touchless World

August 19, 2020 / by Batteries Plus Bulbs posted in Lighting, batteries, bulbs, batteries plus

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COVID-19 has changed the way we interact at work, with businesses prioritizing hygiene like never before. As you work to protect your staff, clients and customers, Batteries Plus Bulbs can help provide you with the batteries you need to power soap dispensers, hands-free sinks and other touchless technology.

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Virtual Hiring During COVID-19

August 17, 2020 / by Populus Group posted in Human Resources, Populus Group, Managed Service Provider

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Throughout this pandemic our supplier partner, Populus Group, has proven to provide our members with a variety of solutions that addresses their unique goals and current challenges they may be facing with their contingent labor.  Below, Populus Group shares how they used Virtual Hiring to help one customer make 120 hires in just 7 days! Read on and see how this process could work for any type of business. 

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Podcast: How GPOs Add Adaptability & Cost-Savings into Your Supply Chain

August 10, 2020 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, gpo

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Purchasing professionals are constantly being tasked to do more with less. There is an ever-growing savings goal and an unmanageable number of suppliers/categories to be responsible for, in addition to improving long-standing contract savings and service-levels, benchmarking results on current contracts and overall market trends, and satisfying end-user stakeholders’ priorities, unique needs and goals. Group purchasing organizations (GPOs) can narrow the scope of priorities for procurement as they take on and deliver on the most important value drivers.

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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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Total Read Time: 2 minutes

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 IT and Telecom, 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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