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Service delivery

Slice ePub September 06, 2013
<p> <b>CHAPTER 1</b> </p><p> <b>Facilities Strategy</b> </p><p> <b>CORE <i>v</i> NON-CORE ACTIVITY</b> </p><p>The traditional view of facilities management (FM) has been that of a non-core or pure support function which is often seen to be at arm’s length to the main thrust or activities of the organisation. Certainly in the early days of FM much emphasis was placed upon facilities taking control of and managing all of the non-critical or non-core functions – which would then enable the organisation to focus on the main business agenda and the core issues that it might be facing. Clearly there are benefits relating to cost, staffing and management overheads associated with combining the management of support functions under one facilities umbrella. Additional benefit is achieved by breaking down traditional demarcation boundaries and combining service functions in an innovative manner – cutting out duplication and wasteful practice. Increasingly organisations are now beginning to realise the true potential of FM services and recognise that they are more than just pure support functions that are limited to operational service delivery. The evolving nature of FM and the maturity of its approach – which is grounded in the experience of a buoyant and growing profession, has begun to ensure that a strategic FM dimension is now a requirement for all successful and forward-thinking organisations. This has largely been driven by the realisation of the cost of FM services and the potential impact to the bottom line. The effective communication of the benefits that a facilities strategy can bring can only serve to move facilities and its profile up to another level within the organisation. For facilities to develop a truly comprehensive and successful strategy the facilities manager must develop an appreciation of the core activities of the host organisation so that facilities are able to influence directly and indirectly the organisational strategy (this strategic dimension is discussed in further detail later in this chapter). This suggests that facilities need to develop shared values and synergy in order to align themselves with the host organisation – in order, that is, to be considered a truly proactive management function.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/401850-facilities-management">See more</a>

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L’Orchidée

Slice ePub May 23, 2014

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Chapter Ten: He’s Coming!

Slice ePub May 27, 2014
<p> <i>Chapter Ten</i> </p><p> <b>He’s Coming!</b> </p><p>We slept in, but not as late, since we had come home much earlier. When I got up and went outside, I saw Noah jumping around excitedly.</p><p>“Caleb! Caleb!”</p><p>“What’s up, Noah?” I asked, rubbing my eyes.</p><p>“Caleb!” he said, still jumping up and down. “He’s coming! He’s coming!”</p><p>“Who?” I asked, still not quite awake.</p><p>“Jesus!” he yelled, still jumping. “Jeesuuss!”</p><p>“Oh! Jesus is coming? When? How do you know?”</p><p>“Oh, Caleb!” said Hannah, running over to us. “Did Noah tell you? We’ll finally get to see him! Rebecca said that her mother heard at the market that he would be coming today!”</p><p>Rebecca went off with her mother to a neighbor’s house, to help prepare a meal for Jesus. Her father and brothers were working on their nets as usual. We helped with a few chores, and before noon, Rebecca came running back into the courtyard.</p><p>“He is here! He is near the house of Samuel, another fisherman here in the village,” she said, all out of breath. “It is down this street, the second to the last house by the water.”</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/440135-danger-at-sea-gospel-time-trekkers-3">See more</a>

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4. Before You Get a MakerBot

Slice ePub May 27, 2014
<p>In which the reader shall prepare their home, learn about the implications and responsibilities that come with being the Operator and Caretaker for a MakerBot and shall be introduced to robots of great power and promise.</p><p>Obtaining a robot that can make anything isnt like getting a drill or even like getting a swiss army knife. Its not about getting just another tool, its about getting a small factory that sits on your desk.</p><p>While you are waiting for your MakerBot to arrive (or just dreaming about the day when you will purchase one), there are many free things that you can do to prepare yourself and your home.</p><p>The last thing you want to do is to have your MakerBot set up, and suddenly get "makers block." Imagine: your friends and family are gathered around your machine, and the only thing you can think of replicating is a 20 millimeter calibration cube. Dont let this happen to you! Before too long, youll find yourself visiting Thingiverse in your spare time, and clicking a things "I Like It" button so you can come back to it later and replicate it. Theres no better time to develop this habit than while you are waiting for your MakerBot to arrive.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/405777-getting-started-with-makerbot">See more</a>

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3. On the Yellowstone

Slice PDF May 18, 2014
<p>Chapter 3</p><p>✦</p><p>✦</p><p>✦</p><p>✦</p><p>✦</p><p>On the Yellowstone</p><p>We remained on the Yellowstone from the 17th to the 24th of August, a description of one day answering for all the others. There was not much work to be done: cavalry commanders looked to their horses;</p><p>Infantry officers picked out the men who began to show signs of exhaustion. General Crook’s command moved once up the Yellowstone to get better water and more grass and be more in proximity to fuel. The steamer Far West lay moored to the bank near our second camp. This craft is the one which first ploughed the waters of the</p><p>Big Horn. General Terry embarked upon her with the survivors of the Custer Massacre. Captain Grant Marsh, her commander, was the first navigator of the Upper Missouri and the first one to run a steamboat up the Yellowstone. He made his first voyage in company with General Sandy Forsyth, of General Sheridan’s staff, in the summer of 1875 upon the steamer Josephine. They advanced as far as</p><p>Pompey’s Pillar,1 and a few miles beyond, or something over a hun1. Bourke is referring to a Smithsonian expedition which, obviously, had a military escort. Pompey’s Pillar itself is a 120-foot sandstone pillar that rises above the plain on the</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/615225-the-diaries-of-john-gregory-bourke-volume-2">See more</a>

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