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Why Your Facility Should Recycle Your Old Batteries & Light Bulbs

April 11, 2022 / by Batteries Plus Bulbs posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement, Information Technology

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When it comes to recycling old batteries and bulbs, many organizations have questions. It can be confusing determining which particular products can be recycled and how your institution should actually go about recycling them.

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Creating a Safe and Connected Facility with Lift Truck Telematics

March 28, 2022 / by OnPoint Group posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Material Handling

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Telematics has made its mark by turning lift trucks into connected assets. The core features of these solutions include impact monitoring and providing a digital record of safety incidents. The systems digitize safety checklists, rather than forcing operators and supervisors to fiddle with paper records.

According to telematics providers, these solution suites are getting more connected to other systems and providing deeper operational insights through the use of business intelligence (BI) and analytics tools, with the end goal of providing a safer, more productive fleet.

 

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Purchasing to Maintain Safe & Productive Facilities

March 16, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement, gpo

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While industries across the country deal with a leaner than ever workforce, having proper safety measures in place for your workers and facilities are critical components of not only preventing injury but also attracting and retaining great talent. There’s an increasing number of demands that must be met in the health and safety realm, giving facilities and safety leaders a heightened awareness in anticipating and solving workplace safety issues by deploying rapid solutions.  

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Prevent Facility Damage by Monitoring Rooftop Snow

December 8, 2021 / by CentiMark posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Roofing, Group Purchasing Organization, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, gpo

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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, gpo, 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, Supply Chain Management, 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, Supply Chain Management, 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, Supply Chain Management, 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, Supply Chain Management, 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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