The course on Facilities Planning and Management is part of the Operations Management Training Program which includes a number of eight sections also presented as individual courses for your convenience.
Real estate and equipment are major corporate investments. That’s one reason why facilities management is important. Acquiring, managing, and disposing of these expensive assets in the company’s best interests is vital to business success.
Facilities management encompasses financial planning, architectural and engineering services, and space management. It’s integral to corporate strategy – for example, whether the strategy is to expand or contract. And it’s also important because it helps create a productive and safe work environment.
Facilities managers are responsible for satisfying the expectations of many different clients, both internal and external. They help make key decisions about location and layout of facilities to minimize disruption and cost. There are different facilities management styles available that are dependent on the size of the organization, the number of locations, and whether the organization is public or private.
But whatever the organization, robust strategies must be developed if facilities are to be managed efficiently and effectively.
This course addresses the basics of facilities management:
- you’ll learn about what facilities managers do and why their job is important,
- you’ll learn about the different styles of facilities management and about the process of developing a facilities management strategic plan,
- you’ll be introduced to relevant factors for choosing a business location and selecting an organizational layout, and
- you’ll learn about location and layout considerations applying specifically to service organizations.
This course will equip you with a basic understanding of the principles of facilities management. This can help you better realize how effective facilities management can contribute to business success.
That’s it! Now go ahead and push that “Take this course” button, and see you on the inside!
Who this course is for:
- Anyone working in operations management or another functional area, who is looking to gain a working understanding of the operations functions in a service or manufacturing organization
- This course has no special requirements or prerequisites