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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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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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How Artificial Intelligence is Empowering Procurement

June 21, 2017 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Procurement, Industry News

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As the role of purchasing continues to expand and as time becomes more scarce, it’s good to know that help is on the way. Though artificial intelligence isn’t “help” in the traditional sense, its capabilities for strengthening procurement aren’t either. The benefits of AI are much more significant. And if your firm delays in embracing AI, it will be giving the competition who makes it a priority a leg-up. Any company looking to perform true strategic sourcing will need AI’s assistance in tackling the challenging and nuanced task.

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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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How to Maximize Your Cyber Security Without Sacrifice

May 19, 2017 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Industry News

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Cyber security is as hot of a topic as there is out there right now. And that isn’t likely to change anytime soon, or possibly ever, as it is estimated that 75 billion devices will be connected to the internet by 2025. This is a matter that touches each and every one of us in our business and personal lives. If properly addressed, being surrounded by connected devices can significantly enhance our existence and elevate what we’re all capable of accomplishing. But if not taken seriously, the ramifications could cause significant hardships and bring our ambitions to a screeching halt.

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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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3D Printing and its Disruptive Abilities

March 14, 2017 / by Guest Contributor posted in Manufacturing, Industry News

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OMNIA Partners has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, Matthew Murray of Notable discusses the impact 3D modeling may exert on the manufacturing industry.

The term “disruptive” simply means “to change the normal way of doing something, interrupt the normal progress of something, or to turn order into disorder.” So what makes a process or an invention disruptive?

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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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