Digital transformation is not a new concept, but digital transformation in the commercial real estate (CRE) space is often overlooked. CRE providers are turning to new technology to meet the growing demands of tenants and their consumers. CRE Facility Managers need to understand the current state of digital transformation in the space and what it […]Read More..
The potential of data-based facilities maintenance is expanding. Augmented intelligence, the Internet of Things, Big Data, Analytics, and SaaS are changing how Facilities Managers handle everything. Meanwhile, inflation continues, and Facilities Managers are faced with budget cuts. As the world prepares for the colder months, Facilities Managers have an even more significant challenge. They need […]Read More..
Finding real-world savings in facilities management brings to mind many topics. Technology, efficiency, a partnership with organizations, and other factors affect the spending profile of facilities management departments. With so many factors involved, Facilities Managers have implemented robust, standardized practices to ensure nothing is overlooked. Unfortunately, this rigidity creates some additional problems, and Facilities Managers […]Read More..
The use of predictive maintenance in facilities management can dramatically lower facilities spend, especially when applied to antiquated assets. Its value continues when assets are upgraded or replaced, extending their life expectancy, and lowering total cost of ownership. Also, predictive maintenance is not necessarily limited to high-cost assets either. According to Dan Hounsell of FacilitiesNet, […]Read More..
The use of proactive approaches can reduce facilities spend and streamline operations, reports Jerry Kokos of the Boston Business Journal. The application of wireless technology in facilities management carries numerous benefits over traditional management practices, including low-costs, brand consistency, better visibility into assets and simplified facilities management. Wireless capability is a symbiotic technology to the […]Read More..
Digitizing facilities management is quickly becoming the standard practice. Companies are turning to computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) subscription models and web-based controls for their facilities management department. Unfortunately, digitizing facilities management can open the door to cyber-vulnerabilities. However, understanding this risk and using managed services can ensure your improvements do not become […]Read More..
The problems with deferred maintenance are well-documented, and knowing what to do in order to prevent deferred maintenance during the winter is crucial to continued productivity. During the winter, spikes in plumbing repairs or other facility assets that are susceptible to damage from cold temperatures can be mitigated through an effective plan for winter facilities management maintenance. To […]Read More..
Lean Six Sigma is not a new principal, but its application in facilities management is still relatively new. By definition, it can help Facilities Managers reduce spend. Moreover, according to Tracy Carbasho of TradeInc.com, the usefulness of Lean Six Sigma can be applied to any work order process. It provides a data-based approach to identifying […]Read More..
Senior living facilities management faces higher risks and increased scrutiny by both seniors and their family members. A robust facilities maintenance program is essential to maintaining senior health and mobility, not to mention the efficacy of treatment and physical rehabilitation. Facilities Managers need to understand how their activities impact senior housing residents and their well […]Read More..
The use of facilities management big data is an essential step in implementing predictive maintenance and overarching proactive maintenance strategies. Data alone is not enough; Facilities Managers must enact changes in maintenance schedules, refine the use of labor resources and encourage everyone in the facility to do their part to save energy and eliminate waste. […]Read More..