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Get Your Fix: Elevating Manufacturer Operations - Excel with Sales Support

By Vixxo Management on Jul 16, 2021 5:43:23 PM

Topics: Trades & Equipment Specialty Projects Manufacturing
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Get Your Fix: Elevating Manufacturer Operations - Key Financial Implications of Outsourced Partnerships

By Vixxo Management on Jul 16, 2021 5:40:58 PM

Topics: Trades & Equipment Specialty Projects Manufacturing
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Get Your Fix: Elevating Manufacturer Operations - Delivering High Quality Execution

By Vixxo Management on Jul 16, 2021 5:32:35 PM

Topics: Trades & Equipment Specialty Projects Manufacturing
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Get Your Fix: Elevating Manufacturer Operations - Scaling for a Sustainable Solution

By Vixxo Management on Jul 16, 2021 5:30:33 PM

Topics: Service Technicians and Coverage Trades & Equipment Specialty Projects Manufacturing
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Get Your Fix: Elevating Manufacturer Operations - Strategic Insights Drive Powerful Results

By Vixxo Management on Jul 16, 2021 5:27:03 PM

Topics: Trades & Equipment Analytics & Data Insights Specialty Projects Manufacturing
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Get Your Fix: Living up to Value Promises in Partner Relationships

By Vixxo Management on Jun 4, 2021 2:23:55 PM

 

Topics: Grocery Stores Retail Stores Service Technicians and Coverage Convenience Stores Facility Management Restaurants Analytics & Data Insights Cost Efficiencies Customer Experience
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Get Your Fix: Streamlining Installs with Dedicated Partners and Thorough Documentation

By Vixxo Management on Apr 28, 2021 10:23:20 AM

Baumgartner and Warner both have extensive technology experience across many industries and have seen their fair share of installations. Some went well, and others failed.

Topics: Grocery Stores Retail Stores Convenience Stores Restaurants Specialty Projects Cost Efficiencies
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Get Your Fix: Getting the Most Out of Handyman Services in Facilities Management

By Vixxo Management on Apr 23, 2021 12:34:50 PM

 

There’s a lot to be said for specialized vendors capable of getting your most specialized, niche equipment back up and running in no time flat – but there are also repairs and maintenance challenges facilities managers face that are much more straightforward.

For these tasks, it can pay to find a valuable, professional and capable handyman. They can solve straightforward challenges and likely save facilities managers money. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t best practices for fitting them into a facilities management budget and navigate this unique “vendor” relationship.

To provide more insight, host Daniel Litwin welcomed Vixxo Director of Operations Ryan Reese to Get Your Fix.

The duo explored fitting handyman services into the larger facilities management ecosystem, the understood definition of handyman work in today’s landscape, a need for clearly defined expectations in a realm that can lack standardization, and measuring success in these relationships.

“Handyman is one of those terms that is very general. You tend to think of just a guy with a hammer kind of wandering around and doing very general things,” Reese said. “The truth is ‘handyman’ can encompass a wide variety of fixes in retail, grocery and convenience environments.”

There are also several key questions the facilities managers can ask about any potential vendor relationship, including with a handyman. They include:
-       "What business critical repairs have to happen to continue business?"
-       "Do we have an existing program in place?"
-       "What is our budget? Where are we currently overspending?"
-       "What can we handle internally?"
-       "What items can we address over time or bundle with others to cut down costs?
-       “What items can we schedule in advance?"

Topics: Grocery Stores Retail Stores Convenience Stores Facility Management Restaurants Trades & Equipment Analytics & Data Insights
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Get Your Fix: Developing Efficient Cost Management and Containment Strategies

By Vixxo Management on Feb 26, 2021 10:31:49 AM

Topics: Service Technicians and Coverage Analytics & Data Insights Cost Efficiencies
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Get Your Fix: Assembling a Strong Service Provider Network

By Vixxo Management on Feb 15, 2021 11:07:51 AM

 

Topics: Service Technicians and Coverage
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Get Your Fix: Brewing Up Beverage Equipment Maintenance Solutions (Part 2)

By Vixxo Management on Jan 29, 2021 4:34:32 PM

Topics: Facility Management Restaurants Trades & Equipment
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Get Your Fix: Brewing Up Beverage Equipment Maintenance Solutions (Part 1)

By Vixxo Management on Jan 29, 2021 4:32:51 PM

 

Topics: Facility Management Restaurants Trades & Equipment
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Get Your Fix: RFP Tips for Facilities Maintenance

By Vixxo Management on Jan 21, 2021 1:19:03 PM

 

Topics: Facility Management Trades & Equipment Analytics & Data Insights Cost Efficiencies
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Get Your Fix: Tips & Tricks on the Facilities Side of The Convenience Store

By Vixxo Management on Dec 17, 2020 10:03:43 AM

 

Topics: Facility Management Trades & Equipment Technology
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Get Your Fix: Technology Is Causing Rising Expectations for Facility Managers

By Vixxo Management on Nov 24, 2020 5:19:54 PM

Topics: Facility Management Trades & Equipment Technology
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Get Your Fix: How Data Analysis Can Help Reduce Facility Spend 

By Vixxo Management on Nov 18, 2020 2:13:21 PM

Topics: Facility Management Analytics & Data Insights
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Get Your Fix: How an Operational Partner Elevates OEM Efficiency

By Vixxo Management on Oct 19, 2020 6:29:42 PM

Topics: Facility Management Specialty Projects Cost Efficiencies
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Get Your Fix: How Facilities Management Can Navigate Disaster Challenges

By Vixxo Management on Oct 2, 2020 5:27:19 PM

 

Facilities managers always need a plan to deal with natural disasters, such as fires and hurricanes. But throw in a pandemic and add social unrest into the equation and, suddenly, what disaster preparedness looks like for a business’ facility manager is a whole lot different.

Vixxo’s Penny Carter, Vice President of Operational Excellence, and Johannes Guese, Director of Service Provider Management, spoke about today’s disaster challenges and what companies can do to get proactive with preparedness.

“COVID has added another variable when planning for disasters, because it is, in and of itself, a type of disaster that businesses have to plan for,” Guese said.

Topics: Facility Management Rapid Response Planning
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Get Your Fix: Navigating Procurement Challenges During the COVID-19 Era

By Vixxo Management on Sep 17, 2020 11:25:34 AM

 

It’s no secret the pandemic’s brought many economic and logistic challenges to every single industry. On this installment of Get Your Fix, Vixxo’s Sr. VP of Sales & Marketing, Rick Upton, and Michael Sutherland, focused their attention on four specific verticals (retail, restaurants, convenience, and grocery.)

Topics: COVID-19 Grocery Stores Retail Stores Convenience Stores Facility Management Restaurants
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Get Your Fix: Preventing Product Loss Starts with Refrigeration Maintenance

By Vixxo Management on Sep 17, 2020 11:23:28 AM

 

Topics: Refrigeration Service Technicians and Coverage Facility Management
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Get Your Fix: How to Elevate Your Operation’s Signage and Lighting

By Vixxo Management on Sep 2, 2020 3:52:49 PM

 

 

On this Vixxo video podcast, Vixxo General Manager, Sign, Lighting and Projects Tim O’Donnell joined host Daniel Litwin to outline the shifting landscape of signage and lighting – and provide best practices for facility managers looking to keep pace.

Topics: Facility Management Specialty Projects Signs & Lighting Design
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Get Your Fix: HVAC Best Practices & Key Considerations for Today’s Facilities Manager

By Vixxo Management on Sep 1, 2020 5:51:51 PM

Topics: HVAC Facility Management Trades & Equipment Analytics & Data Insights
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Get Your Fix: The Pandemic Is Forcing Retailers To Be Nimble with Their Space

By Vixxo Management on Aug 10, 2020 12:48:11 PM

Topics: COVID-19 Retail Stores
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Get Your Fix: How Restaurants Can Survive and Thrive In The Pandemic

By Vixxo Management on Aug 10, 2020 12:29:27 PM

 

One of the most visible economic victims of the coronavirus pandemic has been the restaurant industry, which has struggled to cope with stay-at-home orders. Even with dining rooms in some regions of the country, many diners choose to stay home as the pandemic continues to grow.

Topics: COVID-19 Restaurants
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Get Your Fix: The Art and Science of The Convenience Store. Part 2 of 2.

By Vixxo Management on Aug 10, 2020 12:25:40 PM

 

Topics: COVID-19 Convenience Stores Design
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Get Your Fix: The Art and Science of The Convenience Store. Part 1 of 2

By Vixxo Management on Aug 10, 2020 12:22:05 PM

 

Topics: Convenience Stores Cost Efficiencies
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Get Your Fix: Managing Costs While Maintaining the Customer Experience in the Grocery Store

By Vixxo Management on Aug 10, 2020 12:15:35 PM

 

Topics: COVID-19 Grocery Stores Customer Experience
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Get Your Fix: The Evolving Role of The Facilities Manager In The Grocery Industry

By Vixxo Management on Aug 10, 2020 12:11:25 PM

 

Topics: COVID-19 Grocery Stores Facility Management
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Get Your Fix: A Look at The Grocery Store Industry During the Pandemic

By Vixxo Management on Aug 3, 2020 6:31:06 PM

 

Topics: COVID-19 Grocery Stores