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Facilities management ranges from groups upkeep to managing everyday systems, like lighting and ventilation. While a problem with common facilities management assets might disrupt operations in retail or restaurants, the implications are more profound in healthcare facility management, including senior living center facility management. A malfunctioning system can cost lives and add to the mounting burden of affordable health care. Let’s take a closer look at some of the key ways proactive healthcare facility management can literally save lives.

Defining facility management key performance indicators (KPIs) is critical to gaining a positive return on investment for your internet-connected facility management solutions. However, figuring out the best way to create and define KPIs can be complicated, so follow these tips to ensure your program meets your expectations.

Budget cuts are a standard part of business. They help companies fend off bankruptcy and enhance scalability, but budget cuts to the preventative handyman program do more harm than good. If your facility faces budget cuts to your preventative handyman program, here are a few ways to push back against members of the C-Suite or other executive level-managers in the interim.

Managing facilities work orders might seem like a full-time job, but modern technology is making the process easier. Instead of sitting with a pen and paper and “guesstimating work order management,” use these tips to make the process easier.

Retail competition is growing daily, and the rise of Ecommerce continues to push the boundaries of traditional retail facilities management practices. Modern consumers are willing to abandon entire purchases. If one item or shipping costs are just out of reach, retailers must implement efficient facilities management practices to help keep overhead costs down. Furthermore, efficient facilities management remains crucial to retail for survival in these ways, explains Caroline Parry of RetailWeek.

Restaurant facility management encompasses activities that impact day-to-day operations. Restaurant facility managers oversee energy consumption and on-site facility management team members, but their primary focus is still ensuring a restaurant’s facilities are clean and well-maintained. In the age of rapid scalability and multi-site restaurant portfolios, restaurant facilities management relies on data to manage more locations with fewer resources, and you need to understand why.

The cost of waste efficient restaurant facilities management continues to climb and restaurant facilities managers are tasked with reducing overhead costs to help restauranteurs stay competitive. Inefficient equipment and systems, poor energy management practices and lost opportunities for savings can cause the waste costs to feel overwhelming. However, understanding how these factors contribute to waste is the first step to creating an effective restaurant facilities management program.

A single pane of glass in facilities management simplifies the duties of facilities managers, offering one-stop system management.

In recent years, the concept of a single pane of glass in facilities management has brought the promise of enhanced productivity to effectively manage distributed portfolios and the technicians and/or service providers who support those assets. While experts may disagree, the value in a single pane of glass is unmatched. But, to truly understand its value, you need to understand what it is and how it benefits an organization.

Facilities managers face surmounting pressure to cut costs and ensure today’s profitability. As a result, facilities management departments shrink, and managers look for ways to reduce the costs of repairs and malfunctioning systems. Although deferred maintenance may reduce short-term costs, it leads to extensive, long-term costs, much more than just double the original cost. In fact, consider these top ways the hidden costs of deferred maintenance show it is the worst decision you can make.

Deferred maintenance on rooftop package units is among the top mistakes one can make as a facility manager. It opens the door to wide-ranging risk and costs thousands more than preventative maintenance, but its biggest impacts can stretch even further. In fact, take a look at some of the top impacts of deferred maintenance on rooftop package units.