Analysis: GSA pilot set to include office products

At the beginning of May, the US General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued…

Focus: The next generation of e-procurement

France-based reseller Manutan said its partnership with procure-to-pay (P2P) platform provider Ivalua was set “to revolutionise” e-procurement after the two…

Spotlight: Future vision

It’s not often a business leader admits to being behind schedule, but in the grand scheme of things, Mark Miller,…

Category Update: Visual success

Surging revenues in the visual communications (viscom) category show no signs of abating, with some of the sector’s largest players…

Category Update: Core strengths

Google ‘traditional OP market’ and it will throw up some worrying hits – ‘declining sector’, ‘companies spending less and less’…

How To: Attract the right talent

I get it, we all have businesses to run – products to sell, margins to manage, customers to keep happy.…

Event Preview: ABC 2019

It’s no surprise that the slogan for the 2019 SP Richards’ (SPR) Advantage Business Conference (ABC) is ‘Together Stronger’, as…

Final Word from Ian Elliott

Much has been written about the digital workforce and the trend towards mobility and flexible working. Much has also been…

5 mins with… Frank Indenkämpen

Describe yourself in one sentence. A fair and focused team player who loves what he does – most of the…

Comment June 2019

Like I said last month, while our industry is undoubtedly in a state of flux, for any deals and big…

Digital issue June 2019

To view a flip version of the June 2019 issue of OPI magazine please click the links below. Type A —…

Big read

ACCO eyeing Zagg?

According to an article in the New York Post, ACCO Brands is one of the suitors for mobile accessories supplier…