With over 150 members and a variety of companies represented, the Manufacturing, Industrial and Logistics council provides the opportunity to share similar interests, insights, technical innovations and efficiency improvements, as well as unique processes and procedures,, to meet the future demands and challenges of external and internal customers. Click here to view a list of the companies represented within the MILC.

The council’s membership is open to those that have some degree of responsibility for a manufacturing facility and those offering specialized products or services to meet their needs.

Are you already an IFMA member and want to become a member of the Manufacturing, Industrial and Logistics Council? Click here or contact Joshua Amos at joshua.amos@ifma.org .

MILC News & Updates

Click here to view the letter from the 2016-2017 MILC President, Keith Vandenbussche.

FM Salary Survey

How does your salary compare with that of your peers? Here's your chance to find out.

IFMA is conducting a survey of salaries within the facility management industry. Take 5 minutes to complete this brief questionnaire, and we will share with you an Executive Brief of our findings, free of charge.  

Also, your name will be entered in a drawing to receive a $100 gift certificate to the IFMA store. Five winners will be selected at random for this prize.  

The questionnaire can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IFMA_SalarySurvey

The deadline for responses is August 7th 2017.

When it comes to shaping your career, knowing is half the battle. Your participation in this survey will put you in the know regarding salary market rates for all the positions that comprise the Facility Management profession. Thank you, in advance, for your participation and your contribution toward a greater understanding of the FM industry.

Please join us for an upcoming webinar:

A Snapshot of the Latest Trends in O&M Costs and Industry Practices  

Presented by Jake Smithwick, PhD, MPA, FMP, SFP

Tuesday August 22, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT

• Discuss changes in janitorial, maintenance, and utility costs over the past 8 years. Costs and best practices will be highlighted by region, industry, and facility use.
• Discuss FM security operations, and organizational structure.
• Identify best practices in internal benchmarking: costs, practices, and customer satisfaction.
• Review tools and practices that FMs can use to optimize their O&M functions.
• Explain the critical relationship between organizational culture and O&M costs.
• Many FMs outsource janitorial functions – we will discuss the most effective ways to find and retain expert service providers.
• Understand the relationship between customer satisfaction and operational costs.
• Service providers: understanding the value of “metrics” and creating a win-win with the Owner.

About the presenter:

Jake Smithwick, PhD, MPA, FMP, SFP
Dr. Jake Smithwick is an assistant professor in the Engineering Technology and Construction Management Department at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. Jake’s research focuses on the optimization of project delivery within facility management, procurement technology, risk management, and performance measurement. Jake also has experience in improving organizational agility through strategic management of corporate overhead. He has worked on a variety of projects, totaling more than $600 million in value, with 25 public and private owners. His industry experience also includes field inspection of nearly 2,000 waterproofing systems (74 million SF) across the United States, and six years in the US Air Force Reserve (civil engineering squadron). Jake also possesses IFMA’s Facility Management Professional (FMP) and Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) credentials.

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If you're interested in learning more about leadership and volunteer opportunities within the council, please contact Joshua Amos at joshua.amos@ifma.org.

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