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The Top Seven Myths about Buying Groups

August 22, 2019 / by Dan Grant posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Supply Chain Management, Procurement

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Myths pervade our existence. Some people think you need to drink eight glasses of water every day. But in reality, you should just drink when you’re thirsty. Others think that if you shave your hair, it will grow back thicker and darker. Nope, that’s not actually something that happens.

The point is, when you fall victim to a myth, you might find yourself making some questionable decisions.

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5 Group Purchasing Best Practices for Procurement Leaders

August 14, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement, Leadership

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Group purchasing helps private organizations of all sizes spend strategically while delivering efficiencies. All procurement leaders strive to stay on top of procurement best practices and gain the most out of their resources.

These five tips will help you gain the most out of your group purchasing partnership.

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5 Reasons Supplier (and Spend) Diversity Is Beneficial

July 16, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement, Leadership, Supplier Relationship

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Diversifying your spend and supplier portfolio can be financially sound strategy. It can be an impactful and strategic value-driver but it is often hard to speak to exactly why or what benefits an enterprise can take advantage of by purchasing in this way. We leaned on the experts at procurious to help us elaborate on this specific topic through a recent article they published. 

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How to Balance the Demands of Stakeholders With Reality

June 6, 2019 / by Dan Grant posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement, Leadership

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How do you balance the demands and expectations of stakeholders in business? And how do you strike this balance while simultaneously growing and strengthening your brand? This is one of the biggest challenges companies face today.

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Decentralized Vs. Centralized Purchasing Structures

May 22, 2019 / by Ara Arslanian posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement

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"The grass is always greener on the other side." It turns out this common proverb even rings true in the debate over whether purchasing operations benefit from centralized versus decentralized management.

If your company isn’t set up to accommodate a centralized purchasing structure, you probably long for the leveraged pricing that your current decentralized approach may never achieve.

If your company has a centralized structure, you probably lament the compliance challenges you face. After all, you may have built relationships with local vendors and prefer to continue those over using a vendor that 'corporate' suggests.

In reality, both vantage points are correct: Both decentralized and centralized purchasing structures offer benefits and disadvantages. Here's why.

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Infographic: Why Supplier Consolidation is Critical and Easy!

May 9, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Infographic, Procurement, Supplier Relationship

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Maintaining relationships with multiple vendors can be tricky, especially when you have different vendors servicing different locations. There are several key benefits to consolidating your suppliers that will make purchasing less complex. 

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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 

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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 in the workforce are not only gaining ground in 'nontraditional' roles, but are also more educated - they are poised to extend their footprint across the entire U.S. Labor force. Understand the implications of the narrowing gender gap with these key statistics from the United States 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, take a lot of coordination and be complex. Stakeholders tend to think procurement is not focused on finding the right solution with a partner they can trust, but rather focused only on expense management.

These 6 questions will help procurement take the lead in starting the conversation. 

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