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Curb Appeal Isn't Just for Selling Homes

By Sumit Kar and Eric Warner on Sep 1, 2020 6:09:50 PM

Topics: Convenience Stores Facility Management Design Customer Experience
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Online Shopping Surges Create Additional Demands on Grocers

By Michael J. Sutherland, Vice President, Solutions Architecture at Vixxo on Aug 6, 2020 5:13:59 PM

With the increase of on-demand apps and third-party delivery services over the last few years, there has been a big shift among consumers toward online shopping that has forced grocery stores to adapt their operations in order to keep up with the demand.

Topics: Grocery Stores Facility Management
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HOW TO SAVE MONEY & COME IN ON-TIME: LEVERAGE AN FM PARTNER TO BETTER MANAGE CAPITAL PROJECTS AND SPEND

By Vixxo Management on Feb 19, 2020 1:10:00 PM

No matter the size of your business, the industry you’re in or the number of locations you have, it’s almost certain that you’ll have to plan capital projects.

Topics: Facility Management Specialty Projects Cost Efficiencies
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Having A Facilities Plan For Natural Disasters Helps Your Organization Bounce Back

By Vixxo Management on Feb 3, 2020 1:22:00 PM

Recovering from the operational effects of natural disasters is complicated enough. Repairing facilities and equipment can be even more complicated.

Topics: Facility Management Rapid Response Planning
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A Strong Relationship With Your FM Partner Aligns Preventative Scope With Your Financial Goals

By Vixxo Management on Dec 23, 2019 1:05:00 PM

Keeping facilities up and running is a critical concern for everyone from the C-suite to facilities managers and front line workers. With less downtime, there are fewer disruptions, more productivity and an enhanced customer experience.

Topics: HVAC Refrigeration Facility Management Plumbing Cost Efficiencies Electrical
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Optimizing Technician Management At Your Organization

By Vixxo Management on Oct 5, 2019 1:04:00 PM

Strong partnerships with facility service providers improve operational quality. With an enhanced visibility and the potential for more efficient operations, you can make your partnership with service providers stronger by gathering and analyzing data that reflects technician performance. Through this analysis, your company gains valuable insight into the most efficient ways to assign work to technicians based on their abilities. From this, your organization can then make the best maintenance choices for its unique needs. 

Topics: Service Technicians and Coverage Facility Management
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Hidden Costs Of A Facilities Maintenance Work Order

By Vixxo Management on Aug 15, 2019 1:01:00 PM

In theory, utilizing service providers with lower rates would reduce the overall cost of facility maintenance. However, the hourly rate charged by technicians is only one factor that should be considered.

Topics: Service Technicians and Coverage Facility Management Cost Efficiencies
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Creating A Best-In-Class Facility Management Budget

By Vixxo Management on Aug 11, 2019 1:02:00 PM

According to Reliability Web, maintenance management typically makes up 40% to 50% of operational budgets. Therefore, the possible savings from increased efficiency, such as the ability to spend money where it will create the most value and reducing the number of unnecessary maintenance orders, is significant. Supporting this, Transcendent reported that the average company can save between 12% and 18% of their maintenance budgets by prioritizing preventive maintenance over reactive maintenance. 

Topics: Facility Management Cost Efficiencies
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Controlling Facilities Management Costs

By Vixxo Management on Jul 16, 2019 12:51:00 PM

Understanding the maintenance cost structure of a single facility can be a challenge. Stakeholders first need to uncover where their spend is going and measure the effectiveness of their facilities management program. Organizations with nationwide facilities face a more daunting challenge, as getting visibility into spend per location may be difficult to achieve.

Topics: Facility Management Analytics & Data Insights Cost Efficiencies Technology
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Top Misconceptions Of Outsourcing Facilities Management

By Vixxo Management on Jul 8, 2019 12:56:00 PM

ADDRESSING THE COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS OF OUTSOURCING MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT

Grocers and restaurant retailers have more complex maintenance needs than businesses that deal in non-perishable goods, and that means facility managers in this industry must have a transparent view of their equipment management program. However, distributed locations and multiple service provider relationships can make this goal difficult to achieve.

Topics: Grocery Stores Retail Stores Facility Management