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5 Ways Furniture is Reinventing the Office with Procurement's Help

May 12, 2021 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Corporate Services, Furniture, Procurement, Furniture Buying, Furniture Procurement

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As people begin to return to the office environment there is much talk about what the new work-life will be 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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Manufacturing Video Security: Where Are Your Deficiencies?

May 10, 2021 / by Konica Minolta posted in IT and Telecom, Manufacturing, Information Technology

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What happened? When you work in a facility with 50-foot ceilings, inventory stacked up high, and the constant movement of heavy equipment around the loading dock, you want your operations to be easy to monitor. It’s not only the big spaces that need visibility, but the smaller spaces where the more refined work occurs. It may even be on the production line that you rely on for optimal efficiency.

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What You Should Ask Before UCaaS

May 7, 2021 / by SpyGlass posted in IT and Telecom, Telecommunications Management

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If your business was thinking about moving to Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) before 2020, the pandemic quickly prompted many to take steps toward the cloud-based delivery model. But transitioning your unified communications (UC) platform of numerous online tools, along with on-premise systems to a hosted UCaaS service isn’t without complications — or costs.

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Does Your Industrial Supplies Partner Provide Enough Value?

May 6, 2021 / by Fastenal posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Industrial Supplies and MRO, Fastenal

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As global trends in the Industrial Supplies and MRO space continue to shift, customers want more from their suppliers. OMNIA Partners members want more support, more ownership and more overall value.

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Navigating HR Management Services – Procurement May Need Help

April 22, 2021 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Human Resources, Group Purchasing Organization, Background Checks and Drug Screening, Procurement

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Sourcing and contracting Human Resources (HR) services is a complex and challenging area and it is not getting any easier. The pandemic has had a big impact on how we work and how we staff our organizations. Employment regulations are also subject to constant change.  

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Roofing Season is Around the Corner. Are you Prepared?

April 13, 2021 / by CentiMark posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Roofing, CentiMark

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Believe it or not, roofing season is almost here and you need to be prepared! OMNIA Partners understands that our members are inundated with complicated projects so our supplier partner, CentiMark, breaks it down to a few tips to get you ready for the 2021 roofing season.

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Modern Group Purchasing Organizations are Emerging as a Strategic Best Practice

April 8, 2021 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement

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Group purchasing organizations (GPOs) are increasingly becoming more prevalent in the challenging procurement environment within the private sector. Traditionally, GPOs  Have been associated more with the public sector and specific industry sectors such as healthcare and non-profits where they focus on volume consolidation to increase purchasing power on behalf of members.

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How to Avoid Unnecessary Shipping Costs in 2021

March 31, 2021 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Corporate Services, Transportation Impact

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Jamie Vogel, VP of Sales and Marketing at Transportation Impact and Marco Pambianco, Regional Director, Central at OMNIA Partners recently discussed in a webinar, various ways in which companies can avoid unnecessary shipping costs this year through education ideas, insights, and data.

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The Truth About Equipment Rental and Why Renting is a Better Value

March 30, 2021 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Sunbelt Rentals, Herc Rentals, Equipment Rental

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The decision to rent equipment versus purchase can be a tough choice for procurement and key stakeholders to make. Equipment tends to be a large expenditure and critical to productivity, making this spend crucial to an optimized spend management strategy. Procurement needs to weigh several factors to decide what makes most sense for their organization.

We have outlined the pros of equipment rental versus equipment purchase.

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