Tricks Of The Trade: Global FM Consolidation

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By James C. Elledge, IFMA Fellow, CFM, FMA, RPA, RIAQM Published in the March 2007 issue of Today’s Facility Manager Q Our company would like to consider the option of managing its sites (offices/branches) worldwide through one global FM organization. Can you recommend several global FM organizations that will take part in a bid we’ll initiate? How long will it take to initiate a bid? How do we consolidate the required service level agreements (SLA)? Alon Dolev Real Estate Operation Manager Comverse Ltd. Tel-Aviv, Israel   A Some of the leading providers of facility management services in your part of the world include: Johnson Controls offers information and resources on its Web site to assist in determining what areas should be outsourced and why.   Elledge,facility/office services manager for Dallas, TX-based Summit AllianceCompanies, is the recipient of the Distinguished Author Award from theInternational Facility Management Association (IFMA), is an IFMA Fellow, and isa member of TFM’sEditorial Advisory Board. All questions have been submitted via the “Ask TheExpert” portion of the magazine’s Web site. To pose a question, visit this link.

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