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Deep Dive: Modern GPO vs. Traditional GPO

September 19, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, gpo

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Did you know all group purchasing organizations (GPOs) are similar, but not exactly the same? At the core, GPOs are all united in wanting to help your organization succeed by saving time, money and resources, but some offer more extensive benefits.

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Reinventing the Office: Furniture & Procurement

September 6, 2022 / by Herman Miller posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Corporate Services, Furniture & Workspace Solutions

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As people return to the office, there is much talk about what the future of work will look like. Employees may feel apprehensive - they want to experience interaction with others, but they also want to feel comfortable and safe.

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Part 1: Streamline Your Procurement Process with These GPO Category Offerings

September 1, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Human Resources, Group Purchasing Organization, Corporate Services, Travel Management, Procurement, gpo, Financial Services, Travel

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It isn’t uncommon for procurement to have to purchase for several different departments within an organization. It’s hard to be an expert in all of the different product and service offerings available and also fully understand what your stakeholders need to be successful. 

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5 Car Rental Myths Debunked

August 30, 2022 / by Enterprise Holdings posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Corporate Services, Car Rental, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, gpo

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Although car rental is a mature category, industry changes affecting rates, fees and technology cause procurement and travel to review their contracts every few years. The category is ripe with opportunities for increased cost savings and employee satisfaction, but there can be resistance to change. Employees get comfortable using the same provider and travel managers fall victim to the belief that all suppliers offer the same benefits.

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Purchasing Structures 101: Decentralized, Centralized & Coordinated

August 19, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, gpo

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Choosing the right purchasing structure for your organization isn’t an easy, quick decision. It's important to look at all of your options and weigh the pros and cons. You may even find that a combination of two types is best suited for you and your organization. 

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Optimize Your Facility with Racking & Automation

August 17, 2022 / by OnPoint Group posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Group Purchasing Organization

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While a few lucky businesses haven’t been affected by labor shortages, most have been hit hard. Skilled labor has become more difficult to find and the “Great Resignation” means that employees are job-hopping to make a dollar or two more an hour. In the past, many companies have ramped up material handling by hiring more people—and, increasingly, that’s not an option. 

So how can your facility keep up with the "Amazon effect" -- or pressure to compete with an Industry Goliath -- with limited resources and a smaller budget? 

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Simple Steps to Enhance Your Office Furniture Buying

August 16, 2022 / by Herman Miller posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Corporate Services, Furniture & Workspace Solutions

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Modern procurement teams care about more than just cost savings. While finding opportunities for more efficient spending is critical, increasing procurement influence and becoming a strategic partner to the business are also top priorities. With this modern way of thinking, it is essential to take a more strategic approach and consider factors beyond price when making purchasing decisions.

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Achieve Travel Satisfaction with GPO Solutions

August 1, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Travel Management, Procurement, gpo, Travel

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Corporate travel has picked back up after a hiatus due to the pandemic. You might be wondering what this means for your organization or working to define current travel needs. Travel managers and procurement are in the perfect spot to work together to re-strategize and save time and money. 

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Keeping Workers Cool In Extreme Heat

July 27, 2022 / by KBS posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Janitorial & Sanitation

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According to OSHA, thousands of workers become ill and dozens die, while working in extreme heat each year. Heat stress can affect anyone, regardless of age, physical condition, or exposure time. To protect workers, OSHA launched a National Emphasis Program whereby the organization will conduct heat-related workplace inspections to help prevent illnesses, injuries, or fatalities.

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