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    How Cooperative Contracts Can Overcome Procurement Challenges

    January 16, 2020 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Purchasing, Procurement, Local Government

    Kirkland Wash, a city of almost 88,000 on the eastern shores of Lake Washington, often relies on cooperative agreements says its financial operations manager, Greg Piland.

    Meeting the procurement needs in Kirkland, Wash., a city of almost 88,000 on the eastern shores of Lake Washington, is a major task with increasing demands, says its financial operations manager, Greg Piland. 
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    How (And Why) You Should Get Strategic with Procurement

    January 14, 2020 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Procurement, Leadership

    A procurement strategy is essential when assessing the direction of a public entity, like state and local government agencies, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations – all of which face expense pressures and tight budgets.

    Implementing a comprehensive procurement strategy helps procurement staff to handle their diverse range of responsibilities and acts as a guide for the organization’s long-term goals and action plans. There are many types of procurement strategies, with organizations typically focusing on cost reduction, risk mitigation, and leveraging supplier relationships. However, a successful procurement strategy should be an organization-wide process that is tailored to meet the needs of an agency.
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    Uniforms In The Workplace: Rent or Buy?

    December 12, 2019 / by Prudential Overall Supply posted in Uniforms and Mats, Branded Apparel

    As a business owner or manager, you’ve got to make decisions every day. Large or small, they all have an impact on the health of the business, the happiness of your employees, and those numbers at the bottom of the balance sheet.

    Managing uniforms is just one of those decisions. At first glance, uniforms seem like a minor part of business, but where you get your uniforms, what they look like, and how they are handled all have a much more significant effect than you think. For those in the medical industry, they’re tantamount to safety. For those in retail, they’re critical to your brand. For those in hospitality, they’re both at the same time.

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

    October 30, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Procurement, Leadership, Workforce Management

    A rapidly changing workforce, integrated with the advent of the digital era, is shifting the way procurement operates. Younger generations entering the public 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 7 Best Ways to Improve Nighttime Pedestrian Safety

    October 28, 2019 / by Traffic & Parking Control Co., Inc. (TAPCO) posted in Public Safety, Public Works, Pedestrian Safety

    Between 2007 and 2016, pedestrian deaths increased by a whopping 27 percent in the U.S., with 75 percent of those deaths occurring in the dark and 70 percent occurring at non-intersections, according to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Though pedestrian deaths have lowered slightly since 2016, multiple reports have found the number still hovers near 6,000.

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    Rethinking Your Waste Management: Plastic vs. Steel Containers

    October 22, 2019 / by Toter posted in sustainability, Public Works, Toter

    Those who think that plastic front-end load containers (FELs) are not for them should think again. Recent changes in design and manufacturing processes have made plastic FELs more durable than and cost-competitive with traditional steel models. When selecting an FEL, it is important to understand the major advantages of plastic over steel in terms of sustainability, ease of use and total cost of ownership.

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    Governments Are Finding New Ways to Benefit From Cooperative Purchasing

    October 14, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Local Government, Government Insights

    Cooperative purchasing is more dynamic and effective than ever for government entities. The growing trend of using cooperative purchasing has driven surprising savings, superior results and flexibility for a wide array of government groups.

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    Modernization Strategies to Attract and Keep Talent

    October 7, 2019 / by Kronos posted in Workforce Management, Government Insights

    OMNIA Partners Workforce Management System, Kronos Incorporated, discusses the pressures that Governments are facing to modernize and offers improvements on how to do so. 

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    Here’s a better way to procure public sector technology

    October 1, 2019 / by SHI posted in Procurement, Information Technology

    What should a state agency do if it has 7,000 aging end-user devices that need to be replaced? How about a school that wants to outfit their network with the latest security software following a breach in a neighboring town?

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    Building a Culture of Well-Being

    September 16, 2019 / by HON posted in Office Furniture, Ergonomic Solutions

    How are you sitting? Have you ever given thought to that? Leaning back in an office chair doesn’t seem like an activity that can be physically harmful, but studies are showing that sitting all day is one of the worst things you can do.

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