Natural disasters don’t care about supply chain issues, but your group purchasing organization (GPO) does. Being prepared and working with your GPO can help you avoid delays and ensure you have what you need, when you need it.
Whatever role you play in the purchasing process of your properties, everyone has the same goal—do more, spend less. Managing the overall spend of multiple properties can be daunting, but when done strategically, you can rest easy knowing you got the best bang for your buck.
Selecting the right purchasing structure is crucial for optimizing your process throughout your properties. Depending on your size and property spread, it may not be an easy, quick decision. There are pros and cons to any structure so it’s important to weigh each option. You may even decide that a hybrid structure is best for your needs.
When people buy groceries, they decide which stores will save them money and offer the products they need. Some stores require membership fees; some focus only on specialty groceries, while others provide the widest possible range of products. Group purchasing entities work in a similar way. Like the grocery store example, understanding the subtle differences is key to finding the right purchasing partner.
Compliance and rogue spend and purchasing, OH MY!! While these words seem daunting, they are key to staying on budget and increasing net operating income (NOI). In order to fully map out a purchasing strategy you need to define what compliance means for your organization and communicate that to your employees.
Just as landscapes need pruning to thrive, consolidating suppliers can focus growth in the right direction. Multifamily housing professionals gain efficiency when they pare down underperforming suppliers and focus on a core of high performers.
In the multifamily housing industry, nine times out of ten, you don’t have a dedicated purchasing department like other types of organizations have. Regardless of the departmental makeup of your company, the goods and services STILL have to be purchased.Without team members dedicated to optimizingsupply chain and purchasing, you may be missing out on savings and ways to streamline the process.
In multifamily housing property management, there is often a lot going on at once. You may wear a lot of different hats requiring you to juggle diverse responsibilities including everything from future resident tours to purchasing refrigerators.
As the holiday season is approaching, multifamily housing properties may see an influx of safety risks and increased traffic from resident guests. While the holidays are an exciting time for all, it is important to keep your properties safe and secure for the sake of all residents, staff, and guests.
Multifamily housing property fires are one of the most common disasters that cause major damage to communities nationwide. Whether the fire started in one unit and spread or it started as a wildfire, there are a few ways you can put up defense in order to protect your property and residents.