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Know what makes a good facility manager?

- Monday, January 20, 2014
 


Hiring a facility manager can offer many advantages to business owners. Most seek to outsource facilities management to implement cost saving measures and to free up time so business owners can focus on core activities. When hiring a facility manager, it is imperative to get it right the first time or cost saving can quickly turn into costly mistakes. Here are questions every business owner should consider prior to selecting a facility management company. 


1. Is the facility manager an expert in the field? The facility itself is one of the largest assets a business has. Your assets should be protected by hiring a facility management company that is known for its expertise. Reputation and experience are a vital factor in the selection process. Kemco is staffed by knowledgeable, well-trained technicians. For nearly 25 years, our company has worked to establish itself as an industry leader. Kemco provides expertise you can rely on. 


2. Is the provider accessible? Getting the service you need when you need it is an essential function of facility management. Kemco's 24/7 call center allows work orders to be handled promptly. Accessibility also entails knowing who to contact when there is an issue. While Kemco has grown into a large, nationwide organization we have kept our management streamlined. Lean management allows us to be highly responsive to client needs. You can count on having one call and one point of contact. 


3. How will our partnership improve my company's efficiency? A facility manager should seek to add value to your organization. Implementing best practices in facility management should immediately yield a boost to profits and productivity. Kemco ensures firm, fixed pricing which will allow businesses to work within their budget. 


4. What feedback will the company be able to provide? Many businesses are looking to hire facility service providers who use a data driven approach. Kemco analyzes operating procedures to determine the best practices correlate with the best financial results. Kemco eliminates the information gap by acquiring and then managing all maintenance data on-line. Work Orders, requests and maintenance schedules are on-line and available to clients anytime, in real-time. Clients starting without the maintenance data benefit from Kemco's extensive benchmarks. We check service costs against industry and Kemco tested benchmarks to ensure they're appropriate for the work and location.


5. How open is the company to new ideas and technology? When selecting a company you will want to look for providers who are adaptable to new technology and innovations. The best facility management companies will continue to learn and continue to grow. Utilizing current technology can translate to saving money and time for your business. At Kemco, we aggressively search for new and more innovative ways of being more efficient in how we clean, repair and manage our business. We are always experimenting with new and more efficient equipment and technology.

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