FREE Webinar – Digging Out of Deferred Maintenance – August 25th

An all too common encumbrance for facility organizations is the anchor of deferred maintenance and aged systems, relegating facilities to a perpetual state of firefighting.  In this session, we will discuss simple steps to digging out of this pit and progressing the department in a value-driven, proactive direction through establishing and selling a predictable, manageable […]

Implementing a Robust Maintenance Program

In our daily reactive firefighting, it is easy to get lost in the smoke.  We don’t realize how much of our time is spent spinning our wheels and the negative impact it has on our staff, our reputation, and the bottom line.  It is imperative that we take a step back and pull ourselves out […]

What CMMS Would You Recommend?

As an instructor and presenter in the facility industry and staunch proponent for computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), I am frequently asked “What CMMS would you recommend?”  Twenty years ago, it was fairly easy to answer that question, because there were not many players in the market.  The opposite is true today with the advent […]

FM360 Online Training – Leveraging a CMMS in a Facilities Program

A CMMS (CAFM/IWMS) is the nervous system of a facility management program and as such is a valuable tool to the department.  This class will provide a comprehensive overview of how to utilize a CMMS to manage day-to-day operations and drive business decisions.  We will also talk about tips for successfully selecting and implementing a […]

No More Firefighting – Planning for Success with a Capital Replacement Program

  Published in the July/August 2014 issue of IFMA’s Facility Management Journal (FMJ), this article discusses the need for a Capital Replacement Program and provides simple steps on how to implement one.  Follow this link to read more: No More Firefighting Sign-up for the FM360 Newsletter…  

Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail – The need for Capital Renewal Planning Program

Many of you have likely heard the saying “a failure to plan is a plan to fail.”  That is true especially when it comes to planning and budgeting for the capital replacement of aging facility systems. How many of you, if asked, could provide a 3 to 5 year capital replacement list indicating which systems […]

CMMS is not a Four-Letter Word

With implementation failure rates ranging from 50% to 80%, it is no wonder that many may consider “CMMS” a four-letter word. In my experience, I have seen numerous failed Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) implementations or very slow implementations (some of you are nodding in agreement…). Additionally, I have rarely seen an organization robustly using […]

CMMS – A Necessary Business Tool for Today’s Facility Manager

Facility Managers are responsible for what is typically the second largest asset and expense for most organizations – the buildings.   Additionally, they have a direct impact on the productivity of the number one asset – its people.  Yet, many facility managers do such without being properly equipped.  One of the most, if not the most, […]

CMMS: Realizing the Value

Published in the March/April 2014 edition of IFMA’s Facility Management Journal (FMJ) Follow the this link to read about my recommendations for selecting, implementing, and utilizing a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

John Rimer, CFM – FM360

John Rimer, CFM is president of FM360, LLC and has over 20 years’ facility management experience in a variety of capacities and industries.  He uses his breadth of knowledge and diverse expertise to provide a comprehensive perspective to his clients and students. John has implemented and managed facility programs for companies, such as Intel, Microsoft, JP Morgan […]