The Restaurant Facility Management Association (RFMA) is Phoenix bound for their annual conference in March. During this conference, facility professionals and vendors get together, share their industry knowledge and build relationships.
Restaurants rely heavily on maintenance vendors to stay operational. However, the maintenance process must...more
A snow drought may seem like a positive for your operations until you realize the lack of snow can negatively impact your facilities’ landscapes. Snow is a natural insulator for the ground and the roots that grow within it. If temperatures drop below freezing and your landscape has no coverage, you might be at risk for a bleak spring.more
Tracking facilities data is a complicated, end-to-end process that takes time and organization to complete. Collecting information alone does not mean you will get the best results. The key is to maximize the time and effort you put into collecting data, which is why implementing Business Intelligence (BI) is so important.
As 2018 begins, retailers need to get in tune with the seasonal trends. While every location is unique, we can all agree that landscaping is beneficial for business and costly at the same time. To kick-start the year, here are a few trends in the facility maintenance industry, and the methods of obtaining them.
Before you know it, another season will be here to put your HVAC program to the test. For those who want to create the best HVAC program for their company, you must be willing to investigate why maintaining your HVAC is so costly, examine the health of your current HVAC assets and understand what you can do to drive up your maintenance and energy savings. Prepare for the upcoming seasons by asking yourself the following questions.more
The way companies use data is constantly evolving . Therefore, we often find that the companies that effectively use and manage their data are the most successful.
Aspects of data, from weather trends to a facility’s energy management data, have proven to be powerful, strategic tools when used correctly. Similar to other aspects of a business, data needs to be managed in an impactful way. Equipping your team with a sensible process and...more
Many national retailers started small and grew their store’s footprint over time. However, as portfolios grow and locations age, the need for maintenance becomes exponential. Over time, this growth and aging exceeds a retailer’s ability to keep up, so they add a head count and consolidate vendors. In this situation, we see that the growth pace outruns the ability to hire, which creates new problems.
As these problems arise,...more
We’re all familiar with the harsh reality of the liabilities associated with the slushy and icy conditions of the winter. From a snow plow hitting an employee’s car in a parking lot, to a customer sliding on ice right into a drive-through menu, winter brings plenty of risks that are inevitable. However, you can lessen the blow of these facility maintenance hazards with the right preparation.
Here are 3 ways to mitigate the risks of...more
The best companies stay ahead of the curve by predicting and preparing for the worst. The winter is inevitable, so a pragmatic and effective snow removal plan during the season should also be on ice. Before it’s too late, ask yourself the following questions:more