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Prevent Facility Damage by Monitoring Rooftop Snow

December 8, 2021 / by CentiMark posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Roofing

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We’re entering the coldest time of the year where snow and ice can do serious damage to your facility’s roof if not properly tracked and addressed. Roof damage can cause major issues for your business operations, and procurement has an opportunity to provide their stakeholders with the necessary preventative tools.

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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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Now’s the Time to Build Resiliency for Your Supply Chain

September 23, 2021 / by DHL Express posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement, gpo, Freight & Logistics

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The following finding from a recent DHL Express survey speaks volumes about the lingering effects of the pandemic on small and medium-sized businesses:

Global supply chains are still feeling the effects of countries and economies shutting down during the height of COVID-19. Over half of respondents said supply chain delays have been their biggest business challenge so far in 2021.  

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High Cost & Low Capacity: Steps To Shipping Savings & Moving Freight

September 15, 2021 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement, gpo, Freight & Logistics

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Securing reliable and on-time trucks to pick up your organization’s freight is a difficult task as the market faces increasing challenges of dwindling transportation capacity and skyrocketing shipping costs. Freight carriers continue to bump up their rates and report capacity constraints across all modes of transportation.

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GPO Drives Efficiency & Resilience in Freight & Logistics Challenges

September 13, 2021 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement, gpo, Freight & Logistics

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Delivery trucks often wait hours for a load. Some backlogs remain so severe that warehouses are forced to store rows of containers in parking lots. It’s not uncommon for shipping containers to sit for days at our largest U.S. ports.  

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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 & MRO

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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 & 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 & MRO

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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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