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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 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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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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Bridging The Talent Gap in Procurement

April 21, 2020 / by Dustin Cochran posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement

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Dustin Cochran was named a 2020 Pro to Know by Supply and Demand Chain Executive for the third time in recognition of his leadership in helping organizations improve the efficiency of their supply chains to meet changing customer expectations.

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How GPOs Can Help Procurement Achieve Greater ROI

March 26, 2020 / by Ara Arslanian posted in Supply Chain Management, Procurement

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Total Read Time: 7.5 minutes

Ara Arslanian was named a 2020 Pro to Know by Supply and Demand Chain Executive for the sixth time overall. Arslanian was chosen for his thought leadership in supply chain management and dedication to expanding the scope of the group purchasing organization (GPO) model to deliver more effective solutions to direct and indirect procurement groups.

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How Procurement Can Deliver Value Beyond Cost

January 28, 2020 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement

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 Total Read Time: 5 minutes

Procurement is evolving in today’s marketplace. While procurement remains recognized for its core functions of reducing and avoiding purchasing costs, it has taken on a more value-oriented approach to help businesses drive growth.

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How the Multi-Generational Workforce Can Shape the Future of Private Procurement

December 16, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Procurement, Leadership, Workforce Management

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A rapidly changing workforce, integrated with the advent of the digital era, is shifting the way procurement operates. Younger generations entering the private sector workforce are proposing improvements to current processes that questions the status quo. For the first time in modern age, five generations are present at work –Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Gen Z.

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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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