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Hear the latest news, interviews and analysis from the business supplies industry hosted by OPI, the leading magazine and information hub for the sector.

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Hear the latest news, interviews and analysis from the business supplies industry hosted by OPI, the leading magazine and information hub for the sector.

    The future of the workplace with Martin Evetts

    The future of the workplace with Martin Evetts

    One of the crucial issues at the moment for the business supplies industry is what the workplace, in particular the office, will look like post-COVID 19.While we don’t know all the answers yet, one person who is well placed to talk about this topic is Martin Evetts, the Managing Director UK & Ireland for contract furniture specialist Haworth. Martin has been with Haworth for almost 20 years and his career in the property sector goes back to the 1980s.In this episode of OPI Talk, OPI News Editor Andy Braithwaite speaks with Martin about his experiences of COVID-19 and what permanent changes the pandemic might have on how businesses organise their workspaces. Episode produced by Andy BraithwaiteMusic by:Extreme Energy by MusicToday80: https://soundcloud.com/musictoday80/r...Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...Music provided by Free Vibes: https://goo.gl/NkGhTg

    • 23 min
    Talking print with Ray Stasieczko

    Talking print with Ray Stasieczko

    This week’s episode of the OPI Talk podcast features well-know document imaging channel commentator Ray Stasieczko.Ray has been making a name for himself over the past couple of years with his End of the Day with Ray daily videos and his strong views on how the copier and print sector needs to evolve.Speaking to Ray via a Zoom video link, OPI’s Andy Braithwaite asked him about the impact of COVID-19 on the B2B print market, industry consolidation, the Staples-DEX acquisition, and how office products dealers fit into the print picture. Episode produced by Andy BraithwaiteMusic by:Extreme Energy by MusicToday80: https://soundcloud.com/musictoday80/r...Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...Music provided by Free Vibes: https://goo.gl/NkGhTg

    • 27 min
    Podcast: ISSA’s Dianna Steinbach talks about the importance of and opportunities in cleaning in COVID-19 times

    Podcast: ISSA’s Dianna Steinbach talks about the importance of and opportunities in cleaning in COVID-19 times

    This week’s episode of OPI’s podcast, OPI Talk, is all about health and hygiene in the workplace, a topic that has never been more important. How can independent dealers in the business supplies sector capitalise on the opportunities that this category presents in the current pandemic? How can they help their customers make offices COVID-secure as employees slowly get back to their usual place of work? Where are the challenges and how can they be overcome?OPI’s Heike Dieckmann put these and many other questions to the expert – Dianna Steinbach, VP of International Services at global cleaning association ISSA

    • 30 min
    Technology and the independent office products dealer

    Technology and the independent office products dealer

    One of the impacts of COVID-19 has been an acceleration of the shift to e-commerce and all things digital.What does this mean for the independent business products dealer?In this episode, OPI News Editor Andy Braithwaite is joined by technology solutions expert TJ Crayne. TJ has been involved in this side of the OP industry for more than 30 years, holding various executive positions in the software and wholesale channels.President of consulting firm PTC Associates, one of TJ’s is current responsibilities is Director of IT for leading dealer organisation Independent Suppliers Group.   Episode produced by Andy BraithwaiteMusic byExtreme Energy by MusicToday80: https://soundcloud.com/musictoday80/r...Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...Music provided by Free Vibes: https://goo.gl/NkGhTg

    • 22 min
    Changes and challenges in the office products wholesaling channel

    Changes and challenges in the office products wholesaling channel

    In this episode, OPI News Editor Andy Braithwaite is joined by well-known office products industry leader Robert Baldrey.Robert provides some great insight into recent developments in the business supplies wholesaling channel, namely the unfortunate demise of Spicers in the UK and the acquisition of SP Richards in the US by investors led by Mike Maggio and Yancey Jones.Robert spent many years in leadership positions in the wholesaling sector, having occupied senior roles at both Spicers in Europe and at VOW's parent company EVO. He is currently in charge of Office Depot Europe's project to go to market under the Viking brand.Note: This podcast was recorded in July 2020. Episode produced by Andy BraithwaiteMusic byExtreme Energy by MusicToday80: https://soundcloud.com/musictoday80/r...Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...Music provided by Free Vibes: https://goo.gl/NkGhTg

    • 39 min
    Trailer - Welcome to OPI TALK

    Trailer - Welcome to OPI TALK

    Welcome to OPI TALK a new podcast for the business supplies industry launched by Office Products International (OPI).In this episode Andy Braithwaite and Steve Hilleard introduce you to our brand new podcast. In future episodes we will bring you interviews with industry leaders, discussions on the latest hot topics, insights and analysis, and all the latest industry news and trends. Subscribe now!Episode produced by Andy BraithwaiteMusic byExtreme Energy by MusicToday80: https://soundcloud.com/musictoday80/r...Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...Music provided by Free Vibes: https://goo.gl/NkGhTg 

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