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Finding the Right Balance for Procurement & End-User Stakeholders

October 7, 2021 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement, Industrial Supplies & MRO

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Managing inventory levels of all types of products, industrial spares, components, tools and consumables is complex, time-consuming and expensive. There are often thousands of items to manage across multiple locations. Every item takes up space, uses energy and resources and contributes to an administrative headache.

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The Game-Changing Trend in MRO and Facilities Management

August 3, 2021 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement, gpo

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Facilities management (FM) in a manufacturing or warehousing environment covers the support services that are necessary to ensure the smooth operation of everyday production and distribution. The annual spend amount can be significant and includes both goods and services. A substantial portion of the spend involves Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO).

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Heat Stress Signs and Prevention

July 8, 2021 / by Grainger posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Industrial Supplies and MRO, Grainger

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Employers should be aware of the dangers excessive heat has on employees. Hazards of heat exposure are most commonly associated with summer months, however, certain jobs can have extreme heat all year round, like foundry and boiler room work. Physical exertion coupled with heat and humidity can cause more than just discomfort. These variables can lead to a number of heat-related illnesses, some of which can be very dangerous. Make sure you know the signs of heat stress and how to prevent it.

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

March 23, 2021 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Group Purchasing Organization, Industrial Supplies and MRO, Procurement, gpo

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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 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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