Facilities Management Resources
Billing for Small Service Providers
Manually managing the large group of local window washing vendors for each store proved to be tedious and time consuming. Small vendors had trouble meeting the minimum insurance requirements that Nike required. It was time consuming to track the many certificates of insurance (COIs),as well as manually process the small dollar amount and frequent invoices.
While touring stores and inspecting their janitor closets, it became apparent that stores were purchasing cleaning chemicals and other products that they needed on their own locally. Stores did not receive any discounts or negotiated rates for these products. They also did not have MSDS sheets on hand for the various products.
For FMs providing the best service at the lowest possible cost is the key to cost management.
Deferred Maintenance: short term gain, long term cost?
Developing a Capital Budget
Stage Stores was faced with the challenge of the development of a capital budget request that incorporated the total company emphasis.
Leveraging Payment Terms
Reduce the average costs per vendor ticket across all general trades by leveraging payment terms.
A large national retailer asked to have their accounting codes imbedded in each service
description that we perform for them.
The Retail Store Audit
Retail sore audit functions, challenged by resource and budget limitations, multiple business lociations, and regulatory reforms, are turning to technology to manage the often vast quanities of informaiton associated with store audits.
Store Audit - Bacardi Case Study
Store Audit - Heinz Case Study
Heinz Uses Wireless Technology to Gain Retail Advantage & BlackBerry Devices with Flowfinity Actions Used in the Field for Store Audits
Retail Audit Best Practice
Outsourcing: Best Practices White Paper — PDF Format, 193
Retailers cannot afford the risk associated with totally disowning their facilities management responsibilities because the facilities that house the products and services they sell are too critical to their overall operational, financial and brand strategy success. This paper discusses the current most common options in human capital sourcing and the pros and cons of each.
2014 Trends Report
The 20-page report provides a detailed view of how the retail industry is driving results in five key trends: technology, waste management, vendor management, sustainability and brick and mortar innovations. Leading brands include Dollar Tree, Waste Management, The Fresh Market, The Home Depot and Z Gallerie, offer their assessment of how each trend is being addressed.
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.
2013 Best Practices Book
2013 Best Practices follows the previous best practices books created by PRSM Association in the last three years. This publication is a resource of retail facility best practices and an education guide to inform the reader about best practices in retail facility management and maintenance.
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 A New Shade of Green
2009 July/August Reduce, Reuse, Retail!
2009 July/August Retailer Profile: Target
2009 September/October Somebody, Turn On the Lights!
2009 September/October Chill Out!
2009 September/October Retailer Profile: Borders
2009 November/December Turning the Corner
2009 November/December PRSM's Response to the Economic Challenges
2009 November/December Oh, Canada!
2009 November/December Water Conservation, Walmart Style
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 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!
2010 July/August What's Your Sustainability Strategy
2010 July/August The Greenest of the Green
2010 July/August Management: Preventative Maintenance for Sustainable Floors
Retailer Q&A: Keeping It Green
2010 July/August Retailer Profile:Best Buy
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 Janitorial: Reduce Cleaning Costs and Improve Operations
2010 September/October Green Solutions: Sustainable Spending
2010 September/October Retailer Q&A: Justify Thyself
2010 November/December Talk It Out
2010 November/December Management: The Road to RFP Success
2010 November/December Green Solutions: Waste Streams and Dog Sweaters
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 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
2011 March/April Fire Protection: Fire Safety Starts With Maintenance
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 Defy Rising Energy Costs
2011 May/June Database Asset Management
2011 May/June Your Asset Management Fortune Cookie
2011 May/June Asset Management For Your Brand
2011 May/June Assessing Environmental Sustainability Opportunities
2011 May/June Retailer Profile: Hot Topic
2011 July/August Every Drop Counts
2011 July/August Waste and Today's Retailer
2011 July/August Walmart's Zero Waste Goal
2011 July/August Dong More With Less - And Saving Money In The Process
2011 July/August Make the Switch to Reduce Carbon
2011 July/August Selling Enterprise Management to the C-Suite
2011 July/August Green Solutions: LEED For Retail Facility Maintenance Professionals
2011 July/August Operations: Greening In Place
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 Snow Economics
2011 September/October Green Solutions: Green Certification for Retailers
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?
2011 November/December Best Practices: Forecasting a Maintenance and Repair Budget