From Vendor Selection to Performance

Here the six specific areas managers can improve their chances of success

Managing contracted maintenance activities effectively and...

Budgeting Strategies: A Recipe for Success

Like many of you, I have a budget to manage my personal life. The budget ensures I have the funds available to pay the mortgage,...

Technician Productivity: Strategies for Success

Have you ever woken up and not wanted to go to work? You just don’t feel like working some days.

I have. Those were the longest...

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Is anyone else like me? There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t measure something. I’m a triathlete, so I measure an unusual amount of stuff. How many miles I...

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Adding It Up

What does all this math add up to? If managers do it properly, the calculations can determine when a piece of equipment might fail or the probability...

We constantly strive to find the silver bullet to make our lives and jobs better. We look for a road map that will guide us to where we need to be. Quality systems are prime...

“Deferred maintenance is the practice of postponing maintenance activities, such as repairs on both real property — infrastructure — and personal property — equipment and...

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Sometimes, we fool ourselves into thinking a bad deal is actually a bargain. My neighbors built their home in 2008 at the beginning of the housing crash. They chose...

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Many happy returns

Two key concepts are crucial to understand for managers starting the process of making a financial case for a project or purchase.

ROI is a...

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When formally and professionally presenting the proposal, managers need to include an executive summary of the overall spending, adding details, time frames, and...