Facilities Management Resources
Working with Vendor Partners
Smart retailers are investing in their facilities and enhancing the customer experience to drive sales.
Minimize trip fees for low cost general trade repairs (carpentry, electrical, etc.).
Although Nike works with a limited number of vendors, we discovered an opportunity to increase efficiencies by engaging our vendors to work in a more cooperative manner.
Vendor to Retailer Relations
Before you call a facilities manager. What every vendor should know.
Building Automation Systems (BAS) Toolkit
This Toolkit is a compilation of Guides, Education, Tools and general Resources from leading manufacturers in the building automation industry. One of the most active areas of business design and retrofit encompasses all things HVAC, including control systems. Retailers spend more than $20 billion on energy every year, and even a modest reduction in energy costs can result in a significant impact on profit margins and sales metrics. BAS solutions can help FMs achieve these goals. Energy Efficiency and Smart Energy will be key focus areas for FMs in the coming years, and for your benefit there are a number of related components in this kit. Regardless of your situation, and to help you tackle these issues, PRSM Association is here to help. We hope these resources help you mange upgrades to your buildings, as well as design and construction of the retail store of the future.
Benchmarking Report: HVAC
For some time, PRSM membership identified retail facilities benchmarking as one of the most sought after tools the Association could provide. In 2011, the Benchmarking Task Force identified a single trade, HVAC, as the focus of this program’s efforts. The result of the Task Force’s mission, the PRSM 2012 Benchmarking Report identifies the key HVAC metrics which are retail specific, and have long been sought after by the membership as one of the most important tools the Association could provide. This document is a culmination of PRSM goals for the 2011-2012 Benchmarking Task Force, and specifically focuses on three areas: policy and HVAC operations practices survey results and benchmarking, data analysis and benchmarking metrics, and component repair information and benchmarks.
Bid Metrics in Snow Removal Request for Proposals
2009 January/February Making a Splash!
2009 January/February According to Regulations
2009 January/February Bonding with Procurement: Why Should I Talk to Procurement?
2009 January/February Growing Global
2009 July/August Reduce, Reuse, Retail!
2009 September/October Somebody, Turn On the Lights!
2009 September/October Chill Out!
2009 SeptemberOctober Are You Certifiable?
2009 September/October Retailer Profile: Borders
2009 November/December PRSM's Response to the Economic Challenges
2009 November/December Oh, Canada!
2009 November/December Retailer Profile: Walgreens
2010 January/February Best Practices: Building Facilities Department Credibility
2010 January/February Grow Your Best Practices with Green Leadership
2010 January/February Put Your Best Practices Forward
2010 January/February Speaking Up For Facilities
2010 January/February Retailer Profile: Na Hoku
2010 March/April Rollout Rules
2010 March/April Fill 'Er Up!
2010 March/April Maintain You: Tips For Making Your Job Search Easier
2010 March/April Operations: Developing and Usng RFPs
2010 March/April Green Solutions: The Drivers of Sustainability
2010 March/April Retailer Profile: Darden
2010 May/June HVAC Strategies
2010 May/June To Defer, Or Not To Defer?
2010 May/June Clean Carpet Is Good Business
2010 May/June Operations: A Simple Strategy to Lower Maintenance Repaint Costs
2010 May/June Maintenance: Enhance & Maintain Your Signage to Create a Vibrant Image
2010 May/June Green Solutions: Sustainability through Vendor-Retailer Partnerships
2010 MayJune Retailer Profile Beauty Brands
2010 July/August Standards, Certifications and Legislation, Oh My!
Retailer Q&A: Keeping It Green
2010 July/August Retailer Profile:Best Buy
2010 September/October PRSM Celebrates 15 Years!
2010 September/October Your Credibility Counts At Conferences & Tradeshows Too
2010 September/October Look Like You're Made of Money Even If You're not
2010 September/October Promoting Your Credibility
2010 September/October Lead the Pack With Your RFMP Certification
2010 September/October Operations: Protect Your HVAC
2010 September/October Green Solutions: Sustainable Spending
2010 September/October Retailer Q&A: Justify Thyself
2010 November/December Talk It Out
2010 November/December Retailer Profile: A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc.
2011 January/February Leading With Best Practices
2011 January/February Ignore the Hype: Auction Isn't A Bad Word
2011 January/February Revelations in Lighting: LED Product Assessment
2011 January/February Retaielr Q&A: The Times, Are They A-Changin'?
2011 March/April Disaster Planning: Surviving the Storm
2011 March/April Proactive Risk Evaluation and Business Continuity
2011 March/April How King of Prussia Mall and Merchants Handled a Flood of Problems
2011 March/April Disaster Planning: How to Stay Ahead of the Tempest
2011 March/April Develop a Big-Picture View
2011March/April Don't Go At It Alone
2011 March/April Sustainable Solutions: Save Energy - Go Wireless
2011 March/April Retailer Profile: Charming Shoppes
2011 May/June Database Asset Management
2011 May/June Your Asset Management Fortune Cookie
2011 May/June Assessing Environmental Sustainability Opportunities
2011 May/June Green Solutions: Building Credibility Through Sustainability
2011 May/June Retailer Profile: Hot Topic
2011 July/August Walmart's Zero Waste Goal
2011 July/August Dong More With Less - And Saving Money In The Process
2011 July/August Selling Enterprise Management to the C-Suite
2011 July/August Management: Before You Call A Facilities Manager
2011 September/October Lost in Translation: Managing Retail Facilities in Europe
2011 September/October Repair or Replace? Considering the Options in Air Conditioning Refrigerants
2011 September/October Energy Efficiency Cost Savings
2011 September/October Prepare Above and Beyond with PS-Prep
2011 September/October Snow Economics
2011 September/October Maintenance: How to Improve Your Vertical Transportation Systems
2011 November/December Leaks and Leases
2011 November/December Planning and Communication are Keys to Black Friday Success
2011 November/December JCPenney Sustainability Initiatives
2011 November/December Retail Facilities Sourcing
2011 November/December Bucking the Trend to Cut PMs
2011 November/December Maintenance: Better Cleaning For Less Money?