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Supply Chain Management: Tips to Eliminate Fastener Failure

September 19, 2022 / by Lawson Products posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Supply Chain Management, Local & State Government

From anchoring stadium seats to fleet vehicle maintenance, holding up drywall and completing physical plant repairs and thousands more applications, fasteners are relied upon to keep things functioning. More than 300 billion fasteners are used in the U.S. annually in maintenance and assembly. But like a chain, a fastening system is only as strong as its weakest link. With the ongoing supply chain disruptions, we have compiled a list of tips to help your facility get the most out of its equipment and eliminate fastener failure. 

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How to Grow Your Stakeholder Relationships & Overcome Resistance

September 16, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Cooperative Purchasing

Do you feel like your stakeholders or end-users are pushing back on your decisions? Are they having difficulty understanding your value as a procurement leader? As someone who focuses on teamwork and collaboration, this can make doing your job much more difficult. The solution to their reservations could be a matter of education and awareness of procurement’s role and the strategic tools you possess.    

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Bustling Arizona County Improves Air Quality with Cooperative Purchasing Solutions

September 7, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Procurement, Cooperative Purchasing

We breathe in the air around us every day without knowing exactly what is entering our lungs. Pollution is becoming more prevalent and working to create cleaner air is becoming a priority for agencies nationwide. 

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4 Ways EverDriven is Ready to Meet the Increased Demand for Alternative School Transportation

August 30, 2022 / by EverDriven posted in Procurement, K-12 Education, Business Products & Solutions, Fleet, Parks & Recreation

With continual influxes in demand for alternative student transportation, EverDriven, the leader in this industry for school districts nationwide, announced a series of advancements that are guaranteed to continue the heritage of innovation in student mobility that has always been at the forefront of EverDriven's support. These industry-leading initiatives that make alternative transportation safer, more effective, and more efficient to manage for districts across the U.S. plan to continue providing safety and consistency for your most vulnerable students.

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Decrease Deferred Maintenance with Access to Cooperative Solutions

August 19, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Procurement, Cooperative Purchasing

Between limited resources, lack of time, staff, and funds, a lot of agencies are having to put off certain repairs and maintenance work. These types of situations are often referred to as deferred maintenance. Putting off repairs can result in serious downtime and delays for your facilities, which is why it is imperative to have access to solutions when you need them the most. 

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Creating Spaces that Combat Rise in Mental Health Concerns

August 10, 2022 / by Kimball International posted in Procurement, K-12 Education, Higher Education, Furniture & Installation

Whether it be the pandemic, coursework, social schedules, or simply a lifestyle change, students need space to decompress. Because of this, universities and schools are beginning to revamp spaces in order to provide students with areas that will help reduce anxiety and allow for stress-relieving activities like yoga, scripture studies, or personal reflection.

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Repair, Replace, or Rent Your Cooling Equipment?

August 9, 2022 / by Sunbelt Rentals posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Local & State Government

Advanced planning for emergency situations is critical. With severe storms on the rise, unexpected equipment failure presents a need for emergency or supplemental cooling.

These disruptions can occur for many reasons high winds, hurricanes, or tornadoes; blackouts due to an overly strained utility grid; or even equipment within the building that’s past its life expectancy.

How can facilities managers determine whether to repair, replace or rent to reduce downtime and costs? 

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Cooperative Purchasing Provides Seamless Experience for Indiana City

August 8, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Furniture & Workspace Solutions, Procurement, Cooperative Purchasing

After nearly a decade of planning, the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center vision finally came to life.It would be home to the main library branch and Jasper Community Arts, as well as become a place for residents and visitors to gather with flexibility and comfort. 

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The Priceless Return on Prioritizing Outdoor Fitness: Students Discover the Physical & Psychological Benefits

July 25, 2022 / by GameTime posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Higher Education, Fleet, Parks & Recreation

Continued threats of mental health concerns burden young adults at a more rapid pace than ever, with 60% of American college students reporting feelings of "overwhelming anxiety" and 40% reporting severe depression regularly, according to an American Health Care Association study. In this blog, discover how OMNIA Partners participants utilize GameTime's engaging outdoor fitness equipment to provide relief from these and other issues facing college students on a day-to-day basis.

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Create Safe & Clean Learning Spaces with Cooperative Purchasing

July 18, 2022 / by Sanitaire posted in Procurement, Janitorial & Sanitation, Cooperative Purchasing

Sanitation and cleanliness are key to ensuring the health and safety of your students during the school year. As you purchase for the upcoming year, consider all of the surfaces and areas that your district or campus’ facilities managers need to keep clean. Everything from the air students breathe in lecture halls to the floors your elementarystudents sit on during story timeneeds to be on your building maintenance teams radar. 

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