June is National Safety Month and it's a special time for organizations to raise awareness of the importance of safety in the workplace and their communities. According to the National Safety Council, a worker in the U.S. is injured on the job every seven seconds. Of course, providing safe environments for workers and the public is all of our jobs all year long, but procurement teams can significantly influence safety-related issues and initiatives. In this blog, Lawson Products and OMNIA Partners offer 7 proactive tips procurement officials can take to keep employees safe year-round.
Keeping wastewater treatment plants up and running, and delivering clean water to communities, while keeping pollutants out of the environment is a 24-hour-a-day, 365-days-a-year job. Aging infrastructure, climate challenges and labor shortages make it especially challenging for municipal water treatment plants to ensure the integrity and maintain the reliability of their facilities. Lawson Products, available through OMNIA Partners, shares 7 preventative maintenance tips that municipalities can benefit from to make sure treatment plants are operating smoothly and efficiently.
Whether you depend on your vehicles to provide essential services to the community or simply shuttle staff and equipment between buildings, fleet maintenance is critical. Performing regular inspections and maintenance on your fleets’ batteries should be near the top of the list.
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.
Are you feeling it? According to research from Accenture, 81% of supply chain leaders say the pandemic has been their organization’s greatest stress test. Similarly, a Coupa report found 63% of chief procurement officers say their organizations still feel a significant or extraordinary impact from the pandemic. Supply chain issues and inflation are just two business concerns testing organizations today. How can procurement tackle these challenges? Find out below.
It’s been almost two years since COVID-19 turned our world upside down triggering supply chain shortages that continue today. While some of these shortages may be due to poor planning, most of the supply chain problems are due to a cascade of bottomless events creating major strains on worldwide distribution channels, the most extraordinary being the labor shortage. Now more than ever, procurement leaders are teamed up with their HR counterparts leveraging cooperative purchasing to help attract and retain talent.