Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. outsourcing articles below.
The pandemic precipitated a nationwide shutdown for many businesses that caused disruptions to in-house printing and other services. It’s time to rethink how and when you outsource so your operations aren’t interrupted.
A provider of managed services and technology, Canon Business Process Services delves into which service issues are capturing the attention of facilities decision-makers.
Organizations with small to medium-sized vehicle fleets can have service providers come to their facilities to perform preventive maintenance and repair services.
Facilities Flex from JLL provides a menu of facility services to fit the specific goals of a facility management team.
Here's a look at three common models for the application of workplace technology in association with facility management outsourcing.
Whether one service has been outsourced, or you've applied outsourcing to all facility services, you may still be dealing with related time-consuming issues.
Outsourcing services is no longer a question of “should we or shouldn’t we?” but of “how much should we outsource to improve performance, and with whom?”
Though restroom and other domestic purposes use more water, laundry is a far more viable target for water and energy savings.
Armed with sufficient information on outsourcing models, pricing, and contracts facility management executives should be well positioned to achieve success in the next critical step—execution of the outsourcing plan.
An important principle of successful governance models revolves around collaboration at all levels across both organizations.
In new research, JLL acknowledges the challenge to ensure critical global compliance goals across multiple dimensions are achieved.
Ample snow removal tools, well-crafted service contracts, and clear safety procedures are crucial to keep facilities and their occupants safe from weather threats.
A new wave of robotic software is revolutionizing the way businesses approach staffing and changing the services demanded of outsourcing providers, according to a new research report from Mindfields Consulting.
When hiring and overseeing this service, it is paramount to provide clear direction to the outsourced provider.
A growing number of corporate real estate and facilities professionals are choosing to outsource Enterprise Facilities Management (EFM). Start your outsourcing journey on the right foot with these top 10 tips.
Together, CBRE and GWS will manage nearly five billion square feet of real estate and corporate facilities globally.
The magazine's Facility Executive of the Year winner is recognized for his effort to transform his department at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus.
Tracking vendor performance is essential to outstanding service. One facility professional inquires on how others are evaluating their outsourced providers.
Implementing third-party services is more successful when applied with change management principles.
A facility professional asks what level of in-house management should oversee outsourced services?
Johnson Controls announces its intention to divest its Global Workplace Solutions business.
One facility management professional is looking for advice on the most cost effective way to handle snow removal.
Underlying demand for Industrial Services suggests improving industrial growth is on the horizon.
The company now provides a range of facility management services to 17 organizations; represents more than 300 clients throughout the Northeast.
Tricks Columnist Kevin Folsom helps out one facility management professional who is struggling with roofing decisions. From the October 2013 issue.
One facility professional asks about calculating pay for maintenance while factoring in types of facilities, individual skills, locations, and costs of living.
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A facility management professional in the United Arab Emirates struggles to define hard service landscaping tenders.
Tricks Of The Trade Columnist Kevin Folsom revisits the age old question about outsourcing and provides some pros and cons. From the May 2013 issue.
Vetting landscape service providers ensures they add value to site maintenance plans. From the April 2013 issue.
When it comes to outsourcing facility management functions, is it true that the trend seems to be to look for ways to integrate service functions locally and across the portfolio of properties?
Tricks Columnist Kevin Folsom provides pointers on how to select an outside auditor. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility Manager.
The Global Facility Management Association (Global FM) kicked off its series of International Workshops in 2012 with two successful workshops held in Dubai, U.A.E. and in Paris, France. Both examined the topic of facilities management outsourcing from two very different perspectives.
When investigating maintenance outsourcing companies, where do most facility managers start?
A facility manager is seeking outsourcing advice.
When considering outsourcing, how do you determine which contractors can—or SHOULD—be consolidated (if any)?
Ever toy with the idea of outsourcing certain facility management services? If so, which ones? What was the outcome? Share your thoughts here.
Many questions were tackled at the 11th Global FM International Workshop held alongside the Th!nk FM conference earlier this month in Nottingham, UK.
Outsourcing has expanded significantly as both a management practice and an industry over the past year
Many IT services providers are reconsidering U.S. locations as potential sourcing destinations, including lower cost, mid-sized metropolitan areas and rural communities.
Contributor Alex Lam reveals how a new approach to outsourcing is making it a more attractive management option.