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Why is Category Management so Important to Procurement?

July 15, 2021 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement, gpo

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Category management is vital in strengthening your strategic procurement process. Originally designed as a project-based approach to managing the sourcing of goods and services, category management has grown to include: spend management and analysis, market intelligence, corporate reporting and governance. It is supported by the right people, tools and technology. Category management is the basis for delivering procurement value to organizations, beyond just negotiating better prices

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How to Drive MRO Savings with Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

June 9, 2021 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Group Purchasing Organization, Industrial Supplies and MRO

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Without Maintenance, Repair, and Operating Supplies (MRO), any manufacturing business would grind to a halt. MRO usually refers to any product or service that is used to support production. Examples are: 

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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

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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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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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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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