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Purchase Faster & Easier Using Your GPO's Supplier Relationships 

January 12, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Supply Chain Management, gpo

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Shipping bottlenecks. Labor and product shortages. Resource availability. There are major supply chain issues knocking on procurement’s door causing professionals to pivot and adapt to the current market. You’re probably having issues getting the materials you need, finding talent, and struggling with freight and logistics because of these ongoing challenges. 

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3 Procurement Challenges Your GPO Can Help Solve in 2022

January 6, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Supply Chain Management, Procurement

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The procurement industry has been challenged with some of the toughest situations over the last two years. During this time, the role of procurement leaders has become even more critical to organizations, and their executive team recognizes their high value. As a purchasing, sourcing and supply chain professional, you’re in the best position to help your company strategically succeed.

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10 Tips You Wish You Knew To Manage Material Handling Lead Times

November 10, 2021 / by OnPoint Group posted in Material Handling, Supply Chain Management

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Is your business struggling with long lead times? You’re not alone.

Operations across every sector are facing unheard of lead times for material handling equipment. That’s due to several reasons, but the short version is that the global pandemic has disrupted supply chains and extended manufacturing and delivery times for critical warehouse equipment.

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Solutions for the Paper Market Shortage

October 13, 2021 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Corporate Services, Supply Chain Management

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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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How Businesses Can Negotiate Global Marketplace Challenges

July 26, 2021 / by Batteries Plus Bulbs posted in Supply Chain Management, Information Technology, Electrical & Lighting, Industrial Supplies & MRO

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In the wake of COVID, the global marketplace is currently facing a number of supply chain and logistic challenges. Pandemic-related labor disruptions in the manufacturing industry have created shortages of raw materials such as plastics, computer chips and nickel, while a surge in consumer demand has strained the supply chain even further. Retailers are also facing global transportation issues, leading to increased freight costs and long shipping delays.

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How to Future-Proof Your Supply Chain with a GPO

October 15, 2020 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Supply Chain Management, Procurement, gpo

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Dan Grant, Senior Vice President Vertical Markets, and Lisa Wittmer, Vice President, Partner Development Technology Solutions, were featured by Supply Chain Now in a discussion on the difference between a traditional -vs- modern GPO, the depth of category expertise GPOs leverage for members, how GPOs are helping supply chain leaders future-proof their business, their 2021 supply chain predictions and MUCH more. Watch the video below!

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How GPOs Add Adaptability and Savings into Your Supply Chain

August 10, 2020 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, gpo

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Purchasing professionals are constantly being tasked to do more with less. There is an ever-growing savings goal and an unmanageable number of suppliers/categories to be responsible for, in addition to improving long-standing contract savings and service-levels, benchmarking results on current contracts, and satisfying end-user stakeholders’ priorities. Group purchasing organizations (GPOs) can narrow the scope of priorities for procurement as they take on and deliver on the most important value drivers.

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Hurricane Season: Weather it Like a Procurement Pro with a GPO

August 4, 2020 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness

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Total Read Time: 2 minutes

The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting 2020’s hurricane season (June to November) to be 60% more active than usual. 

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3 Questions to Help Your Supply Chain in a Disaster

July 16, 2020 / by Fastenal posted in Supply Chain Management, Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness

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If a hurricane is just off the coast, it’s a bit late to wonder how your supply chain will weather the storm. If landfall can happen in your area, proactively put a plan in place to ensure supplies are there when you need them most. Wildfires, tropical storms, flooding: Regardless of the type of disaster, knowing your supply chain can adjust to situations is more than just peace of mind. With the right supplies where you need them, you can better serve those who rely on you.

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