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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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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 IT and Telecom, Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement, Emergency Situations, Supply Chain, spend management

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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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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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Total Read Time: 4 minutes

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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Emergency Situations and Your Mobile Employees

September 30, 2019 / by Jennifer Connell, CRP, SGMS posted in Weichert Workforce Mobility, Workforce Mobility, Emergency Situations

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What’s your first move if an emergency situation – whether a tropical storm or a political uprising – breaks out around the corner from your home?

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