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Facility Operations

Definition

Facility management is a professional management discipline focused upon the efficient and effective delivery of support services for the organizations that it serves. The ISO defines FM as the "organizational function which integrates people, place and process within the built environment with the purpose of improving the quality of life of people and the productivity of the core business."

What is 'Facility Operations'

Includes all the services required to ensure a facility will do what it is designed to do. Facility operations typically includes the day to day operations of the facility. Depending on the industry, each facility will operate differently.

Explaining 'Facility Operations'

An example would be a manufacturing facility. It could be broken down into process, production and maintanence departments with each department having teams to oversee. The facility operations are the way each department and the teams work and help the manufacturing facility attain its goals.


Further Reading


Trends in park tourism: Economics, finance and management
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… Nine operated a smaller programme, did less maintenance on facilities, priva- tised services … body within government that makes its own policy, maintains internal financial operations, and has … on programmes, their length of stay, their return rates, their facility and programme …

The economic benefits of green buildings: a comprehensive case studyThe economic benefits of green buildings: a comprehensive case study
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… Nine operated a smaller programme, did less maintenance on facilities, priva- tised services … body within government that makes its own policy, maintains internal financial operations, and has … on programmes, their length of stay, their return rates, their facility and programme …

Repo market effects of the term securities lending facilityRepo market effects of the term securities lending facility
pubs.aeaweb.org [PDF]
… Nine operated a smaller programme, did less maintenance on facilities, priva- tised services … body within government that makes its own policy, maintains internal financial operations, and has … on programmes, their length of stay, their return rates, their facility and programme …

Credit financing in economic ordering policies for non-instantaneous deteriorating items with price dependent demand and two storage facilitiesCredit financing in economic ordering policies for non-instantaneous deteriorating items with price dependent demand and two storage facilities
link.springer.com [PDF]
… Nine operated a smaller programme, did less maintenance on facilities, priva- tised services … body within government that makes its own policy, maintains internal financial operations, and has … on programmes, their length of stay, their return rates, their facility and programme …

Community‐based facilities managementCommunity‐based facilities management
www.emerald.com [PDF]
… Nine operated a smaller programme, did less maintenance on facilities, priva- tised services … body within government that makes its own policy, maintains internal financial operations, and has … on programmes, their length of stay, their return rates, their facility and programme …

The term securities lending facility: origin, design, and effectsThe term securities lending facility: origin, design, and effects
papers.ssrn.com [PDF]
… Nine operated a smaller programme, did less maintenance on facilities, priva- tised services … body within government that makes its own policy, maintains internal financial operations, and has … on programmes, their length of stay, their return rates, their facility and programme …



Q&A About Facility Operations


Are there different types of facilities?

Yes, there are different types of facilities.

What is facility operations?

Facility operations are all the services required to ensure a facility will do what it is designed to do.

How can you break down a manufacturing facility into departments?

A manufacturing facility can be broken down into process, production and maintenance departments with each department having teams to oversee. The teams help the manufacturing facility attain its goals.

What does each type of facility require for its operation?

Each type of facility requires different services for its operation.