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5 Key Trends Impacting K-12 Education

January 26, 2023 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Furniture & Workspace Solutions, K-12 Education, Cooperative Purchasing

Teachers are constantly seeking new ways to keep students engaged throughout the day.

While 2020 threw a curveball to the education sector as alternative learning methods had to be quickly employed, it also peeled back the curtain on challenges we hadn’t imagined yet.

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Cooperative Brings Easy Access to Public Health Supplies for Georgia County

January 12, 2023 / by OMNIA Partners posted in First Aid & Safety Solutions, Procurement, Cooperative Purchasing

Providing for a large county is a lot of work and requires a diverse set of goods and services. Ensuring your staff and residents have access to the supplies they need, when they need them, is KEY.  

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Keep Vehicles Moving with Proactive Battery Maintenance

November 16, 2022 / by Lawson Products posted in Fleet, Parks & Recreation, Cooperative Purchasing

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.

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K-12 Purchasers Transform Their Process with a Cooperative

November 14, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Procurement, K-12 Education, Cooperative Purchasing

Inflation, supply chain disruptions, product and labor shortages, the list goes on and on. We could talk about the challenges K-12 educators are facing all day if we wanted to. Due to these major hurdles and the need for admin approval, it is becoming more common for school systems to pull in procurement and sourcing professionals for assistance.  

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Fire Safety 101: Steps to Protect Your School or Agency

October 31, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Procurement, Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness, Cooperative Purchasing

No one wants to think about their organization experiencing a fire, but we can’t stress enough the importance of being prepared and going the extra mile to ensure your fire safety equipment is running smoothly. From routine fire drills to training employees on preventative habits, each step is key to protecting your stakeholders should an emergency occur.  

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Major Arizona Arts Center Meets Tight Deadline with Cooperative Purchasing

October 21, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Furniture & Workspace Solutions, Procurement, Cooperative Purchasing, Furniture & Installation

Do you ever feel like you are putting together a 1,000-piece puzzle when you are working on major projects? As a procurement professional you are expected to put the pieces together and provide solutions for multiple end-users and make sure they are the right fit. On top of this, you are most likely under a major time crunch, adding even more pressure and preventing you from dedicating the appropriate attention to each piece of the puzzle. 

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Tap into Strategic Minds of Procurement Leaders Reshaping Purchasing

October 6, 2022 / by Amazon Business posted in Procurement, K-12 Education, Higher Education, Cooperative Purchasing

Identifying cost saving opportunities and enhancing business productivity is more important than ever.Government agency, public school system and university procurement teams are working toward those goals while faced with the challenge of doing more with less. On top of that, you probably have several team members or colleaguessubmitting purchase orders that keep piling up on your desk. Strategic sourcing does not have to be this stressful. 

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Multiple Department Collaboration Results in Savings for Texas City

September 30, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Procurement, Cooperative Purchasing

As procurement leaders, you know the ins and outs of purchasing, but you may struggle to keep up with the ever-changing needs of your end-users and stakeholders. Because of this, the key to successful purchasing lies within alignment and collaboration with other departments in your organization that directly connect with these groups.  

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Organizing Your Workspace? A One Time Shred May Be the Answer

September 29, 2022 / by Shred-it posted in Business Products & Solutions, Cooperative Purchasing

Many workplaces today have contracted document destruction services so that paper and digital documents that are no longer needed are securely and professionally destroyed on a regular basis.

But some workplaces prefer a periodic one-time, clean-out.

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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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