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We’re putting together the latest look at the maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) procurement landscape and we want to hear what’s important to you! Share your take here: MRO Supply Chain Procurement Process Survey.    In return, you’ll receive: 
  • Procurement Research Data: A first look...
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Commercial real estate has enjoyed strong rent growth and appreciation since the Global Finance Crisis (GFC). As the real estate cycle matures, analysts have predicted lower growth and moderating real estate returns. To maximize late cycle returns, real estate investors must focus on increasing...

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Schneider Electric, a French multinational corporation, entered the electricity market just after WWI and has constantly reimagined its business over the years in order to stay relevant and successful. 

During that time, Schneider has evolved into an electrical, energy management, automation and...

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What’s the challenge? The number one problem for most companies’ maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) procurement programs boils down to this: employees just don’t use them. As a result, many companies are missing out on an estimated 50 percent of savings in procurement costs.  There...

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Most of us have experienced that heart-sinking feeling when you hear your car’s death rattle. Why? Aside from the obvious hassle of being without a car, you’ll need to buy another one—and there are few things people dread more than the car-buying process.  

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In most multifamily and commercial properties, procurement spend is thought of as a necessary evil—and then often not thought about much at all. After all, most of the legacy systems in place are quite effective when looking at the “big costs.” But since maintenance, repair, and operation (MRO)...

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What do the healthcare and the multifamily housing industries have in common? While this might sound like the beginning of a not-so-hilarious riddle, it’s a serious question that could result in significant savings for building owners.  

Believe it or not, multifamily housing shares many...

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While the US currently has a booming economy and the unfortunate memories of the 2008 recession are in the rearview mirror, there’s been a lot of debate about whether we’re in a late cycle (aka pre-recession) economy.   

It does seem increasingly likely that a downturn looms in the...

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Guest blog by: Scott Hollis, former Sr Vice President for Strategic Contracting, Marriott

If you’ve shopped for groceries at big warehouse stores, like Sam’s Club or Costco, you have witnessed firsthand the power of collective purchasing and volume discounts.   

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Many building owners believe the value of an optimized procurement program is reducing costs—and while that’s very true, it’s only part of a bigger picture. Realized savings on every purchase can actually help you increase the value of your property.   

That’s why we wanted to share five ways...

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