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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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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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HVAC Maintenance Tips to Reduce Costs

August 28, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Industrial Supplies and MRO

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Saving costs on your facilities energy usage can allow you to reallocate funds to other facilities needs. OMNIA Partners understands the importance of keeping your facilities in top condition, so we've partnered with Grainger to provide some tips to help you reduce costs. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems combine all climate control technologies into one package. All sizes of facilities can benefit from an integrated HVAC system that reduces overall climate control costs while improving working conditions. 

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How prepared is your facility for hurricane season?

July 18, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Industrial Supplies and MRO, Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness

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Hurricane season is in full effect now until the end of November. Hurricanes are a serious threat to people and property as we have seen the recent damage Hurricane Michael has caused in the United States. It is vital to prepare for the weather, but more importantly is your facility ready to respond and recover? Here are some tips from OMNIA Partners' supplier, Grainger to make sure you are ready when disaster strikes.

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7 Summer Safety Products to Protect & Boost Savings [Gallery]

June 3, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Industrial Supplies and MRO, Fastenal, Infographic

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On average, there are more heat related fatalities per year in the United States than any other weather event. There are even more heat-related illnesses. According to the National Weather Service, heat accounts for 130 victims per year, the only weather event to reach a triple digit 30-year average.

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Heat Stress Signs and Prevention

May 23, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Industrial Supplies and 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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Long-Term Maintenance Means Big Savings

March 26, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Industrial Supplies and MRO, Fastenal, Manufacturing

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Focusing on immediate, upfront savings can actually cost more than it saves. Learn how you can purchase with the long-term in mind AND save. 

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Look for Energy Losses in these Top Spots

January 31, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Industrial Supplies and MRO

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When conditioned air (hot or cold) leaks from a building, the energy it took to condition that air is wasted, creating an energy loss.  Leaks are only one of the sources for wasted energy; motors, pumps, and electrical boxes will generate heat and lose energy efficiency as they begin to fail.  Thermal imagers can be used by creating pictures of measured infrared energy or heat and assigning colors based on the differences of temperature.  

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Customized MRO Inventory Reporting Automates Informed Buying

June 12, 2017 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Industrial Supplies and MRO, Fastenal

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When it comes to purchasing MRO for your facility, inadequate or inaccurate data can create spend chaos plagued by stock-outs and over-purchasing. Managing MRO inventory is critical to identify waste and recognize cost reductions as 70% of MRO spend is committed to MRO inventory.

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