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 […]

More Than Glorified Janitors – Selling the Value of the Facility Team

Please do not take offense by the title of this article; I am not saying anything negative about janitors.  In fact, my intent is for us, as facility professionals, to realize the value of every team member in the facility department – from custodial and landscaping to journeymen and management – and market that value […]

Fast Track Program

Whether you are starting off in the facility industry, preparing for that next position, or desiring to take your program to the next level, FM360’s Fast Track program can help you by providing coaching & consulting via telephone, video conference, and on-site visits. FM360’s Fast Track Program Approach: Setting a Course – begin with an […]

The 411 on TeleWorking (Part 2) – How…

My first exposure to an organization fully embracing remote working options was Sun Microsystems in 2001.  Sun Microsystems had just completed a study that revealed on any given business day 25% of their staff was out of the office sick, traveling, or on vacation.  That meant that 25% of their real estate, in the expensive […]

FM360 Facility Management Consulting

FM360’s vision is to be a valuable resource in bettering the facility management community through education, consulting, coaching, and online resources.

John Rimer, CFM – FM360

John Rimer, CFM is president of FM360, LLC and has 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 […]

Critical Environments Consulting

Perception is 9/10ths Reality – Managing Customer Expectations and Perception

How much easier would your job be if you could use the Jedi mind trick?  “You are not cold, the temperature is just right.”  “You enjoy your gray cubicle with dim lighting.”  “You don’t really need that dry erase board hung today.”  Okay, come back to reality…  The truth is you can’t (or at least shouldn’t) […]

CMMS Implementation Improvement