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Extreme climate is extending the current supply chain crisis, driving organizations to assess the reliability, efficiency and resiliency of their supply chain.  The ability to evidence strong Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) credentials positions retailers, manufacturers, and other multi-site facilities management (FM) organizations strongly against competitors. Top organizations are increasingly leveraging digital supply chain management strategies and emerging technology to drive environmental sustainability as a measurable performance goal.

Most people are resistant to change.  Change is uncomfortable. Imagine being not-so-tech-savvy and your organization decides to implement a huge tech solution that you will be required to learn to successfully perform your job. Cue the anxiety.

IPM Technician

I’ve spent over 40 years in the facilities trade, with experience ranging from general building construction and facilities maintenance to construction equipment operator. In the last 17 years, I’ve focused on Supply Chain Management in the Facilities Management arena. And for any multi-site facilities leader, the inefficiencies in the parts and materials supply chain and buying process results in technicians spending at least a quarter of their time searching or shopping for parts. And it’s a huge chunk of their budget as well.

Inside Connex 2021

One thing is for sure, Connex is growing and is determined to be the power house organization for Facilities Management. Here are my top takeaways and highlights from this year's event from a vendor perspective.

MRO 2025

When maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) supply is managed correctly, it provides a source of sustainable competitive advantage. When it is left to chance or treated as an afterthought with little integration with other strategic business functions, however, MRO becomes a drain on management resources and a source of unnecessary costs.

The transactional nature of maintenance, repair, and operations procurement make it a target-rich environment for robotic process automation. The desire for manufacturers to cut costs, reduce material risk, and maximize efficiencies in an area often still thought of as an unavoidable cost center, is accelerating the movement.

K-12 PPE

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ASTM International published its first-ever standard for face coverings to help establish minimum design, performance, labeling and care requirements for reusable barrier face coverings.

With school reopening plans dependent on personal protective equipment (PPE), district and school leaders have had to familiarize themselves with the PPE procurement process.

Data is changing the way we manage the supply chain in real time. Using these 4 supply chain KPI’s can help develop a strategy, check progress, and achieve goals- all while providing savings!

COVID-19 has disrupted just about every aspect of education, including the supplies schools need to operate safely and effectively. Because of the pandemic, sourcing personal protective equipment (PPE) has become a priority for education leaders. Here’s how SDI is helping NYCDOE obtain PPE for schools.