Facilities management is a term often used within the cleaning and maintenance industry – but what does it actually mean, and more importantly, how can it benefit your business?
Facilities management can be described as “A profession that incorporates multiple disciplines to ensure functionality of the built environment by integrating people, place, process, and technology*.”
Facilities Management can also be defined as the provision of services that support wider business activities, therefore allowing the business to concentrate on its core competencies.
Outsourced facilities management is used in a wide variety of sectors including, retail, professional services, technology, healthcare, hospitality, logistics, manufacturing, childcare and education.
By outsourcing your facilities management to an external company, you can benefit from their expertise, cost savings and established management processes. Optimum benefit can be obtained by integrating or bundling a solution with one facilities manager.
Facilities Management is not a “one size fits all” solution. The areas that facilities management services look after can vary depending on the size of the company, industry sector and a range of other factors.
These services could include:
The goal of a facilities management team is to provide a solution for your business requirements based on your unique circumstances. You will have one point of contact, freeing up your time for your core business activities. Your Facilities Management service will take care of any insurance and provide one invoice for multiple services – all with minimal disruption to your business.
Think Solutions Cleaning & Support can provide integrated facilities management for your business. Take advantage of our Preferred Supplier Partners, minimise non-core purchasing activities, reduce your creditors or contractor numbers and leave the quality control to us.
Contact us to find out more about our Facilities Management services.
* Source: https://www.ifma.org