How can you help me manage my building assets?
Bob has taken over the role as a new facility manager for his organization. As part of his new role, Bob is responsible for all assets located within the building including maintenance and capital budgeting. Shortly after Bob started with his new role, he found that historical records of equipment and systems were not very accurate or reliable. Bob found that equipment had been replaced it had not been updated in historical record spreadsheets, causing him to be off in his capital planning forecasts. His maintenance staff brought awareness that the lack of inventory of critical repair parts was causing extended downtimes and internal customer complaints. Bob knew this was costing the company money in lost revenue and reactive purchasing. Bob reached out for help by contacting a service he had been referred to, that specialized in helping facility managers like himself, make improvements to their assets tracking and records.
Over a period of time, his referral partner helped Bob validate and document his equipment and building assets one system at a time. The new digital format allowed Bob to have an accurate record of all the building systems and equipment that he was responsible for. The new web-based tools allowed all stakeholders from maintenance to the financial team to collaborate and plan for upgrades and maintenance expenditures.
As a result of Bob’s initiative and investment, Bob was able to plan ahead to help reduce reactive spending, increase plant productivity, and meet the expectations of his internal and external customers.