Cooperatively Speaking

Welcome to Cooperatively Speaking, a podcast by E&I Cooperative Services.
Each episode, we discuss the topics most important to procurement and end-users at schools and universities.

Season 3

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Join us for Part Three of our Supplier Diversity Series as Titus and David welcome Ralph G Moore, a veteran with over 40 years of experience and the founder of Ralph G Moore and Associates – a Chicago-based consulting firm recognized globally for supply diversity strategies and minority business development. 

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Education & Remediation: Combating Fentanyl on Our Campuses

Season: 3 | Episode: 5 | Category: Facilities

The opioid crisis has far reaching implications on our country’s campuses. In this episode, David and our guest Tom Licker, Certified Environmental Infection Control Remediator and Certified BioRecovery Master, discuss the risks of fentanyl on campus and how important it is to be educated on how to remediate these spaces.

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Tune into the second part of Titus and David’s conversation with Reggie Williams, CEO of Procurement Resources and the individual who coined the phrase supplier diversity. Here, we cover what supplier diversity really means, best practices for growing your program with real-life examples, and why it’s critical to include diverse suppliers in your purchasing processes.

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Titus and David are joined by special guest Reggie Williams, CEO of Procurement Resources and the leader who coined the phrase supplier diversity. In this episode, we discuss the history of supplier diversity, including stakeholder capitalism, investing back into your community, the numbers behind why this is important, and what it truly means to have a real supplier diversity program.

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Join David for Part 2 of this two-part episode featuring Tammy Rimes, Executive Director of National Cooperative Procurement Partners. In this episode, we discuss what to look for when choosing a cooperative to partner with, trends and best practices, and ultimately how to make the most out of cooperative purchasing for your organization.

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Join David for Part 1 of this two-part episode featuring special guest Tammy Rimes, Executive Director of National Cooperative Procurement Partners. In this episode, we discuss what exactly is a purchasing cooperative and how cooperative contracts benefit procurement — and any buyers on your campus.

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Season 2

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Supplier Diversity & Holistic Value Creation

Season: 2 | Episode: 6 | Category: Diversity

How does supplier diversity impact a community — and specifically schools and universities — both socially and financially?

David and Titus deep dive into the definition of supplier diversity and what it means as a “holistic value creation” for educational institutions and the communities in which they operate.

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HireRight recently launched its 15th Annual Benchmark Report based on the responses of over 2,300 human resources and risk professionals worldwide who shared their experiences of background screening, talent acquisition, and remote working over the past year, as well as some predictions for the future.

In this episode, Joe and our guest deep dive into the findings of this report and what it means for schools.

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Not only is managing payment systems for each location on campus extremely complex, but it’s even harder to ensure all locations are following credit card processing and PCI compliance security requirements.

Joe and our guest discuss the best ways for schools to reduce costs and streamline payment processing, merchant support, and security to prevent credit card data breaches.

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Selecting the Right Battery for the Job in Your Facilities

Season: 2 | Episode: 3 | Category: Facilities

For many of us, the thought behind which batteries we choose may not go beyond selecting the type that will fit in the device.

In this episode, David and our guests discuss the different types of batteries that should be used for various applications, and why it’s so important to take the extra step to select the right product for the proper use from a trusted vendor.

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The Hidden Risk in Your Vendor Master

Season: 2 | Episode: 2 | Category: Financial

With 74% of organizations reporting they were the target of an actual or attempted payments fraud in 2020, the problem is well known — but not well understood.

In this episode, Joe and our guests discuss the common ways these frauds are successful using real-world examples from higher education and K-12 institutions.

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Breaking Down Funding for Facilities

Season: 2 | Episode: 1 | Category: Facilities

Since March 2020, Congress has allocated $264.5 billion for private, public, K-12, and higher education spending in response to the pandemic.

Much of these funds can be used for your facilities project — including construction — if you are able to justify the costs as being necessary to virus mitigation.

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Season 1

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Join us for part two of our discussion on supplier diversity within the education space. You’ll walk away from this episode with practical, tangible tips on how you can establish your program and build on it to make it truly great.

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Join us for part one of our two-part discussion on supplier diversity within the education space, particularly for facilities departments, EH&S, and other departments responsible for serving their campus.

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IAQ: If It’s Important, You Measure It

Season: 1 | Episode: 2 | Category: Facilities

Join us for part two of our discussion on indoor air quality (IAQ) — and why if it’s important, you measure it. In this episode, Saul and David chat with Karl Stefan from Pure Air about best practices,  what people do right and wrong in their facilities, and key contributors to IAQ that you may not be quite aware of.

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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 important than ever.

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