If your company is simply reacting to facilities issues as they come up, you are spending more money, more time, and creating more headache than you need to. Here are 3 reasons why you need to spend some focused time putting your facilities maintenance program in place before it gets out of control.
You will save money.
Retail and restaurant chains with an effective facilities maintenance program in place spend 15% - 35% less on maintenance repairs than those who don't. For some companies, this is the equivalent of paying for an extra part-time employee at each location.Over spending is a result of disorganization, unqualified contractors, paying for repairs which should be covered under warranty, disorganization, requiring a quote for every repair not matter the size, and under maintained equipment.
Systems are easier to teach to small groups.
Changing the behavior associated with your company culture and habits is difficult no matter the size of your company. However, the task of implementing a facilities maintenance program becomes more challenging with each individual team member you add.Most operations departments leave facilities as an afterthought because they don't believe they have the time or money to invest in putting a proper facilities maintenance program in place. Or, they just don't believe it is important at this stage in their company.
You will build facilities maintenance consciousness into your culture.
You have heard the adage, "What is measured is improved?" The opposite is true with what is ignored. The largest areas of company waste are the same areas which are given little attention.Build a facilities maintenance consciousness into your organization early on. Get as many people as you can involved with the planning your facilities maintenance program. Create buy in and ownership over the process. You will see the reward as you watch your per location facilities maintenance costs reduce over the next months and years.
FM Dashboard can help you in 2 ways.
- We'll take a look at your facilities maintenance practices and identify where you could improve your workflow and cut cost.
- FM Dashboard software saves your company money by reducing human error in the way you manage your facilities maintenance program.
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