Facilities Management - Should I outsource the spend?

Facilities Management – Should I outsource the spend?

Tarun Nagpal and Sunny Agnihotri Blog, FM, Outsourcing

At 4C we often get asked to evaluate whether our clients’ third party spend is being spent in the most optimal manner and to recommend ways of making it better. While undertaking such an analysis, we challenge the spend, using our “Control, Optimise and Transform” model, from multiple perspectives e.g. price benchmarking, inhouse/outsource, process simplification, specification optimization, service mix etc. …

Changing the perception of facilities management

Changing the perception of facilities management

Milan Panchmatia Blog, Procurement

I’ve written before about the challenges of getting more young people involved in strategic procurement and many of points I made apply to facilities management. The main issue I highlighted is the continued perception of procurement as a cost saver and not a strategic business partner and problem solver. Part of the problem is due to the way in which …

Facilities management TFM

Is TFM in the ‘Just too hard’ box?

Chris Herbert In the press

Most organisations live in an increasingly competitive market and strive to at least maintain their cost base and focus on key areas that provide competitive advantage. While facilities expenditure has long been deemed non-strategic by most companies, the approach has been to maintain the status quo and address only those areas that present disruption to the smooth operation of the …

The current state of FM: is TFM the right strategy?

admin Blog, Procurement 0 Comments

Despite the fragile state of the British economy, the Facilities Management (FM) category, as a whole, remains resilient.A study carried out by MTW Research, highlighted the sector’s long term contractual nature and FM market suppliers maintaining good credit ratings, as key reasons for the category’s buoyancy. The report, which examined the state of the UK FM market, found that despite the …