The FM Strategy group aims to explore new ways of doing business that use fewer resources – reducing costs and environmental impact.
Together with senior representatives from across the FM sector we are exploring:
how to improve asset management;
the commercial case for increasing resource efficiency; and
where to focus to bring the maximum benefits to FM businesses, their clients and the environment.
The second FM Strategy Group meeting was held to review the Mobile Asset Management Plan MAMP, which was developed as a key output from the working group meeting that was held in December 2012. The MAMP is now being piloted by the FM Strategy Group members throughout summer 2013 with a view to adopting it on a wider basis in the Autumn. Further details of what was covered in the meeting as well as next steps can be found in the minutes here. A summary of the MAMP can also be found here.
A working group meeting looking at maximising the utilisation of stock and assets used by the outsourced FM sector. While standards and good practice already exist for managing and maintaining fixed assets, mobile assets typically lacks data or a structured approach – leading to surplus assets lying idle or prematurely being discarded in spite of still having full functionality while new ones are bought. View the minutes and proposal for developing a Mobile Stock and Asset Management Pack.
At the first meeting the Strategy Group identified three initial areas for focus.
Providing common standards and guidance for approaches to asset management and resource efficiency to include in contract arrangements. This working group will look to provide performance criteria, KPIs, model gain-share arrangements, guidelines for contract duration.
Information on Asset/Product choices. This working group will look at how to provide standardised information on product choices for key product areas, specifically HVAC and cleaning equipment.
Method for independent evaluation of assets. This working group will look at developing an approach to providing an independent assessment of key information on assets including, utilisation, performance, remaining life, financial value and residual value.