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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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Vendor Managed Inventory– Let Your MRO Vendor Take Care of It

March 23, 2021 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Industrial Supplies and MRO

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Managing inventory levels of Maintenance, Repair, and Operating Supplies (MRO) is a major challenge for any businessMRO usually refers to any product or service that is used in a manufacturing facility to support production and keep the business running. It will include industrial supplies, tools, personal protective equipment (PPE) and all types of consumables. It could also include items needed for the physical maintenance of the factory and systems support. Without MRO, the business would grind to a halt.  

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How Group Purchasing Can Help Reduce Procurement Risk

March 2, 2021 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement

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One definition of a successful purchase is the right product or service, delivered in the right place, at the right time, of the right quality, for the right price. There is scope for failure in each one of these elements. Managing procurement risk means understanding what can go wrong and having plans in place to avoid unwanted outcomes. Many organizations are not fully aware of the many types of procurement risk they are exposed to and are therefore not ready when supply chain disaster strikes.

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IT Assurance for 2021

February 25, 2021 / by Konica Minolta posted in IT and Telecom, Information Technology

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You did it, 2020 is over. While last year had an abundance of challenges, many organizations saw a silver lining by pivoting to new methods of supporting remote work, streamlining manual processes, and implanting automation in areas of business operations that in the past, would not have been possible.

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Keep Your Facility Clean by Maintaining Your Scrubber's Battery

February 22, 2021 / by Batteries Plus Bulbs posted in Supply Chain, Industrial Supplies

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Anyone who owns a business knows that the winter months can be messy. Cold weather brings an onslaught of salt, snow and dirt into your facility, which can be off-putting to customers while causing the potential for slips, falls and other accidents.

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How to Increase Your Competitive Edge with Heavy Equipment Rental

February 17, 2021 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Sunbelt Rentals, Herc Rentals, Equipment Rental

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For many businesses heavy equipment is a necessity to increase competitiveness and worker productivity; however, owning and maintaining an inventory of equipment assets can be extremely costly. Additionally, owning equipment can actually eat into worker productivity and result in diminished returns.

How can procurement teams help ease the equipment burden for their business? The answer is actually pretty simple, rent instead of buy. The rental of large physical assets and heavy equipment will optimize budget and operational efficiency. 

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