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8 Cybersecurity Tips for Your Business

December 6, 2017 / by Guest Contributor posted in IT and Telecom, Industry News, Analytics and Technology, Information Technology

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OMNIA Partners routinely invites industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, Digital Strategist, Danish Wadhwa, discusses how you can keep your company cyber-safe and secure.

survey by Nationwide informs that about eight in 10 small business owners do not have a plan to respond to the cyber-attack, even though most of them (63%) have previously suffered from at least one type of cyber-attack.

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3 Often-Missed Health Checks in the Workplace

November 5, 2017 / by Guest Contributor posted in Manufacturing, Industry News

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workplace-health-safetyPrime Advantage, an OMNIA Partner has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, Emily Roberts discusses how businesses can overcome the challenges of employee safety.

Health and safety on the job site is absolutely essential. Ensuring that proper health and safety procedures are in place is about much more than just meeting legal requirements, it is about ensuring that employees have access to safe working conditions and showing that you as an employer take their health and wellbeing seriously. It is also not enough to simply hand out hard hats and other articles of safety, there are a number of other important checks that should be carried out in order to guarantee the safety of your employees.

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Looming Freight Capacity Concerns and Rising Rates

August 24, 2017 / by Guest Contributor posted in Manufacturing, Industry News

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Prime Advantage, an OMNIA Partner has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, Neal Willis of ReTrans Freight, discusses upcoming freight limitations and price increases.

Summer’s window of vacations and time off are coming to an end and before we know it the holiday season will be upon us all the while freight shipments will continue to ramp up. Freight rates are poised to rise and the capacity situation will undoubtedly drive freight rates higher for shippers. Experts and analysts are warning shippers about the rising costs of freight rates and advising shippers to align 2018 for the pending crunch. Some brokerage heavy, large 3PLs have already fell victim to higher purchased transportation costs and their profits have taken a hit as a result.

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The Blockchain is Lowering Uncertainty in the Supply Chain

August 22, 2017 / by Dan Grant posted in Supply Chain Management, Industry News

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“There is a new technological institution that will fundamentally change how we exchange value,” says Bettina Warburg during her Ted Talk on blockchain and it’s growing importance in trade and the economy. Blockchain is the latest way we as a society are trying to lower uncertainty about one another so that we can exchange value. As we’ve evolved throughout history, we’ve built formal institutions like banks, governments, and corporations, all to facilitate trade with confidence. Blockchain is the next generation of enabling trade with increased levels of assurance.

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Technology Trends Driving The Future of Manufacturing

June 6, 2017 / by Guest Contributor posted in Manufacturing, Industry News

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OMNIA Partner has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, tech enthusiast and freelance writer, Heather Redding, discusses the technologies changing the face of manufacturing.

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Overcoming the Top Challenges Facing Manufacturing Today

May 3, 2017 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Manufacturing, Procurement, Industry News

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There are many hurdles for manufacturing professionals to overcome in our ever-evolving climate. Tariffs, anyone? We wanted to go straight to the source and find out what some of the top challenges are, and most importantly, are there ways we can band together to solve them? We gathered manufacturing pros came for a roundtable and benchmarking discussion. We found that members of OMNIA Partners, Private Sector realize that they’re not alone in the challenges they encounter in their day-to-day activities and that through shared intelligence and experiences, there isn’t a single problem that couldn’t be solved together.

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What to Know When Considering Volume LTL Shipments

April 11, 2017 / by Guest Contributor posted in Industry News

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Prime Advantage, an OMNIA Partner, has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, Neal Willis of ReTrans Freight, discusses the pros and cons of shipping volume LTL.

For most carriers, shipments begin to meet the cubic capacity limits around 750 cubic feet, which is roughly around 7 pallets and/or 6,000 lbs. When freight begins to approach these dimensions, it’s always wise to check LTL carrier volume rates for further options. Even though it doesn’t fill an entire trailer, shippers sometimes opt to send these moves via full truckload as a more economical alternative. Volume LTL is often overlooked as a cost-effective option and offers several advantages over full truckload or regular LTL.

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Is Your Company's Cybersecurity Unprepared?

April 4, 2017 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Industry News, Analytics and Technology

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The Internet of Things (Iot) and smart devices have made our lives a whole lot easier. We can put a pot of coffee on, adjust the room temperature, and turn on the lights, all as we’re pulling up to our driveway. In the workplace and on manufacturing plant floors, smart machines connect to each other to create harmony in production, use thousands of sensors to make modifications in real-time, and can even repair themselves. At the rate technology advances in the modern age, the present seems more like that future than ever before.

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The Top Global Risks Affecting Procurement Today

January 31, 2017 / by Dan Grant posted in Procurement, Industry News

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Procurement professionals are always striving to not only make better decisions, but to make them more rapidly. The level of intelligence purchasing departments can attain on precisely where supply chain risks lie, as well as on the most cutting edge solutions to dealing with them, will dictate how successful they are in reaching these goals. According to Spend Matters, as supply chains become increasingly global, the possible threats become more and more of a moving target.

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