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Effectively Realising Synergies in the Supply-Service Chain?

In the supply-service-serviced chain, identifying, quantifying, executing, and tracking synergies across the portfolio of deals and deeds among the three, increase the profitability of the companies involved. To provide industry players opportunities to learn best practices through effective synergies in successful models, Mohana M discusses the successful collaboration between equipment supplier & service provider and service provider & end user.

Belgaum City Corporation; Towards creating wealth out of waste

With a total road length of 758km, 58 wards and a population of about five lakhs, Belgaum is the biggest district in Karnataka. By virtue of having some good tourist spots like Gokak falls, Veer Soudh and Belgaum fort, the city has a large floating population. Municipal Commissioner Priyanka Francis talks about the various programmes adopted towards effective management of waste in the city.

Selecting a FM Service Provider

Selecting the right facilities management (FM) service provider is far more complex than simply awarding the business to the lowest bidder. As per Steve Silen, Director, KPMG Advisory Services, one needs to closely evaluate and analyze, from many different perspectives, the capabilities of each provider to ensure that the company’s business requirements are met at the right price.

Sustainable practices in Food Service Management

When looking through the lens of sustainability within the food service environment, there are myriad interrelated issues, ranging from local purchasing, to waste management, to energy conservation, to green building design. In order to sufficiently address any of these issues, food service managers and facility managers must take into account potential changes to operational processes, education and marketing needs, and processes for measuring costs and benefits. The guide on Sustainable Practices in the Food Service Environment designed by IFMA focuses primarily on inputs, operations and outputs. Areas addressed include responsible procurement, green buildings, energy conservation and waste stream management.

The Alpha and Omega of Hotel Operations

When choosing a hotel to stay in, guests tend to consider factors like the location, the amenities offered and the size of rooms. The cleanliness of the property is often taken for granted. Think about it… If you failed to notice that long strand of hair in your bathtub, would you worry about the cleanliness in your room?

Meeting Maintenance Standards in Mall Management

Despite the growth in organised retail space in India, the process of managing facilities is still largely evolving – be it a shopping centre, mall or supermarket. Clean India Journal visited three of India’s large and established malls – Ambience Mall-Gurgaon, Mantri Square-Bangalore and Inorbit Mall-Mumbai – to understand the challenges of maintaining malls.

Green Knowledge + Green Practices = Green Cleaning?

Mechanised cleaning, sustainable cleaning, green cleaning… these and many other terms though are welcome, more than 95% of both the client companies and the service providers are yet unclear what exactly they all mean. It is imperative to wipe out this ignorance if we have to have a better environment. Clean India Journal discusses with clients and contractors on green cleaning practices.

Sewere Maintenance

It is not surprising if the prime industrial area of Pune, Hinjewadi, is not connected to the sewer lines. It is not equally astonishing either to learn that Andheri East, a commercial hub of Mumbai, has only septic tanks to store sewage! If this is the case in major metros, at the rural level hardly 20% of the population has access to proper sanitation facility. Over and above, a large section of the population defecates under the sky, which is carried by the nallahs of the cities. The substantial network of the Indian sewer lines and drains were constructed during the colonial era and many others were added post independence. Nevertheless, growing urban populace, overloading of existing sewers and lack of maintenance have impacted the functioning and the very existence of these lines; in many cases the lines are choked or overflowing and in some cases, they have caved in leaving a huge crater on the road. Lack of proper sewer de-choking and preventive maintenance have led to corrosion too.

Indian Cleaning Industry:Towards Collective Action

The Indian Cleaning Industry, after its dramatic take off a few years back has been witnessing an annual growth of over 40%. Yet, the present volatile market conditions bring to the forefront some of the key issues which need to be collectively addressed to keep the momentum of growth. Recently, Clean India Journal facilitated a special Indian Cleaning Industry Meet which triggered a healthy debate...

Chennai’s Cleaning Challenges

Though uncontrolled urbanisation in Chennai has placed a heavy stress on solid waste management, studies reveal that the City is among the few urban local bodies in the country which have prepared long term plans for effective solid waste management. Shobha Menon reports.

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