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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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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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Solutions for the Paper Market Shortage

October 13, 2021 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Corporate Services, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, gpo

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Today’s procurement professionals face challenges – from negotiating contracts to sourcing quality products and reducing costs. In today’s atmosphere of tight budgets and competitive vendors, it’s tough to keep up. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a paper capacity shift, impacting price and the availability of paper, according to Kevin Koertje, North American Sales Leader at Boise Paper. 

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The Top 5 Countries to Grow Your Business Now

August 9, 2021 / by AMPLEXOR posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Corporate Services, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, gpo

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Business rankings used to favor the same countries for years. But how about in a post-pandemic, digital world?

The digital era has become the new normal for most businesses – and often with that come customers with stronger budget restrictions. The logical approach is for businesses to look for new markets around the globe. But uncertainty prevails—where does it make sense to invest now?

Here's the break down of the top 5 countries to expand to based on GDP, purchasing power parity, and stability, and demonstrate solutions for cross cultural challenges amidst a digital age.

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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 & Workspace Solutions, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, gpo

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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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How to Avoid Unnecessary Shipping Costs in 2021

March 31, 2021 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Group Purchasing Organization, Corporate Services, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, gpo

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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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Overcoming RFP Obstacles for Office Products

January 12, 2021 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Corporate Services, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, gpo

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Most procurement departments are familiar with running an office products Request For Proposal (RFP), especially the time, effort and resources required. Years of running RFPs may give a company confidence that they are putting in place an effective office supplies contract with negotiated savings. However, hidden costs are not always uncovered with an Office Products RFP.

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