Printing Sustainability

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4 Tips for Eco-Friendly Printing This blog originally appeared on the Staples blog. Did you know that 350 million ink and laser cartridges go to landfills every year? Introduce sustainable printing to your home, school, or business with these helpful tips that include recycling ink cartridges and making ink last longer. You know that empty […]

How Schools Can Negotiate Global Marketplace Challenges

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Two Steps to Addressing These Ongoing Issues In the wake of COVID-19, the global marketplace is currently facing a number of supply chain and logistic challenges. Pandemic-related labor disruptions in the manufacturing industry have created shortages of raw materials such as plastics, computer chips and nickel, while a surge in consumer demand has strained the […]

How to Navigate a Global Chip Shortage

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Plus, Tips to Create a Strategy That Optimizes Your Technology Access This blog originally appeared on the Connection blog. Whether they are following headlines about chip and technology shortages or have encountered long waits for specific items, consumers and business buyers alike are increasingly becoming aware that supply chain issues may be impacting technology availability. […]

IAQ: Supply Chain Challenges, Buying vs. Renting & Choosing the Right Products

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Season 1, Episode 1 of Cooperatively Speaking, a podcast by E&I The need for good indoor air quality (IAQ) has been a topic for years, but COVID-19 significantly exposed deficiencies, challenges, and concerns surrounding IAQ. Now, with facilities teams around the world discussing how to better clean their air, this area of facilities maintenance is more […]

An Integrated Solution to Improve Cylinder Gas Management

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Challenges, Risks & an Integrated Solution The Challenge Managing cylinder gas supplies and avoiding run-outs presents numerous hurdles in the best of times. Restricted access to sites and reduction in on-site activity has created situations where the ability to keep up with gas content, cylinder exchanges, supply management, and reordering is difficult. There are other […]

Why Your School Should Recycle Your Old Batteries & Light Bulbs

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Which Products Can be Recycled & How to Get Started When it comes to recycling old batteries and bulbs, many organizations have questions. It can be confusing determining which particular products can be recycled and how your institution should actually go about recycling them. Here are the whats, wheres and hows of recycling, as well as […]

6 Myths of Reverse Auctions

How Modern-Day Full Service Reverse Auctions are Creating an Environment Where Everyone Wins When you search for products and services, you want the best price. But when selecting a supplier, you need more than just discounted pricing. You insist on top credit ratings for any company you work with. You need to hire more local […]

12 Challenges Schools are Facing Before Reopening

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E&I Members Share Their Insight for the Road Ahead When COVID-19 began making headlines in early 2020, no one could have predicted the pandemic’s impact on educational institutions. Schools are facing more complex challenges than ever before, and they must rise to the occasion while adhering to evolving guidelines, tighter budgets, and limited resources. What […]

Welcome Back Ideas

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Bring in the Welcome Wagon with Products to Make Returning Students & Faculty Feel Right at Home Again Coming back to school is going to be an adjustment. Showing faculty, staff, students and families how much they are appreciated will be an important way to re-establish bonds. Providing products to keep desks and tech items […]

7 Reasons Supplier Diversity Programs Fail – And How You Can Succeed

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Overcoming the Challenge of Creating a Successful & Sustainable Supplier Diversity Program In the ever-changing world of public procurement, creating a successful and sustainable supplier diversity program can be challenging. Does it feel like your program is failing or has plateaued? Or are you in the beginning stages of getting your program off the ground? […]