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[Whitepaper] How Integrated Facility Management Optimizes Production

Whitepaper brought to you by Leadec

Leadec’s new whitepaper, “Crossing the Yellow Line,” highlights the benefits of Integrated Facility Management (IFM) for the food and beverage industry. Streamlining all support services through a single efficient model increases asset uptime and reduces maintenance costs.

Some organizations apply a “yellow line” demarcation between in-house maintenance teams that work on production machinery and equipment, and outsourced facilities services teams that maintain non-production assets. But this yellow line is a barrier to genuinely streamlining maintenance operations.

Outsourcing to one partner

By outsourcing to a maintenance service provider like Leadec, with the experience, knowledge, and technical resources to work on all assets on both sides of the yellow line, food and beverage companies can increase uptime and decrease maintenance costs. This model enables the in-house maintenance team to assimilate into a single streamlined team for the whole site and its infrastructure, while leveraging innovation and new solutions for the production machinery.

“A lot of F&B customers see the need to optimize the use and availability of production assets. The negative impacts of lost production from asset downtime are all too apparent in sub-optimal plant output levels and turnover. This is where we come in with our Integrated Facility Management model,” explains Tim de Wit, Global Key Account Director Manufacturing Industries at Leadec.

What is Leadec’s IFM model?

Leadec offers an Integrated Facility Management (IFM) model, which is a consolidation of hard (technical) and soft (non-technical) services. Under this IFM model, customers typically outsource not only the operational activity of the services, but also a portion of the tactical and the strategic alignment, which becomes a joint responsibility for their teams and us.

  • Outsourcing of maintenance alone will bring measurable gains, but the IFM approach leverages a wider range of benefits:
  • Reduction of the total cost of ownership
  • Streamlined and efficient service delivery with cross-trained multi-skilled teams
  • A single interface with just one lead service provider partner
  • Partnership commitment, which delivers accountability, shared risk and reward, drivers for innovation, and long-term value

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