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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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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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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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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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Hand Hygiene: Compliance Matters

May 5, 2022 / by Spartan Chemical posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, K-12 Education

May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day as declared by the CDC and this year's theme is focused on how we can contribute to a facility's environment of safety and quality by encouraging people to clean hands at the right time with the right products.

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Why Your Agency Needs a Cooperative to Manage Broadband Spend

April 26, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Procurement, IT & Telecom, Cooperative Purchasing

Rural communities continue to find ways to obtain high-speed, reliable broadband internet, and post-pandemic lifestyles have elevated the need. With virtual learning and remote work, government agencies and schools heavily rely on internet access, and broadband plays a key role. Your town may be exploring the cost and scope of facilitating a broadband project, and as a leader in procurement, you’ve been tasked with identifying the route with the best value.  

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Purchasing for Severe Weather Threats to Your School or Agency

April 4, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness, Cooperative Purchasing

Procurement teams can take the lead on emergency preparedness and severe weather safety purchasing plans through their attention to detail and visibility into cooperative purchasing solutions. Have you analyzed and made predictions about how your supply chain would weather the storm? It’s especially critical now as organizations face higher supply chain risk due to the ongoing delays, shortages and geopolitical conflict.  

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3 Actions to Take to Build a Resilient and Reliable Operation

March 30, 2022 / by Lawson Products posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Local & State Government

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. 

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3 Ways to Improve Cleanliness and Sustainability in Student Restrooms

March 24, 2022 / by Tork - An Essity Brand posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Higher Education

Facility managers have high expectations imposed on them by students across campus. Student expectations of campus cleanliness are imperative in ensuring a safe and sustainable experience. 

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Three Common Floor Care Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

March 16, 2022 / by Spartan Chemical posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Janitorial & Sanitation

Health, safety and proper maintenance of facilities are top priorities for organizations in every industry. Procurement leaders are working to align with facility managers and identify necessary products and services to keep floors in the best shape possible. There’s often a disconnect about the correct floor care products needed for diverse locations or environments. Mistakes in sourcing the right floor care products can cost millions, especially, in cases like a university campus (UCLA with 45,000+ students) or in airports like Atlanta International with more than 100 million passengers flying annually.

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