Is Your Signage Maintenance Program Working For You?
Having a signage Maintenance Program is the key in order to prolong signage life and aiding in smart repair and replacement decisions. Your Maintenance Program should assist you with forwarding planning, budgeting and with making essential branding decisions.
Many companies face signage maintenance challenges like:
- Determining the best time to repair or replace ageing signage.
- Keeping Brand consistency throughout their stores/locations.
- Responding to emergencies as a result of asset failures.
- Maintaining and tracking assets during times of business growth and new store development.
Ask yourself 2 Big Questions about your current Maintenance Program:
- What is the current state of my signage?
- What do I own?
- Where is it?
- What is its condition?
This information can help to assist your company in moving from reactively maintaining its signage to predictive maintenance. Keeping a consistent record of your signage history will reveal whether it is financially beneficial to move forward by simply repairing a signage outage or when replacing the entire sign is in your best interest.
Keeping accurate and detailed records of your signage history means you will readily have information when making better value decisions for your company. Good maintenance records will allow you to have the information on hand that you need to discuss re-branding and refresh ideas with estimated cost budgeting in minutes in opposed to months. It will save you the time and money-consuming effort in surveying every location you own to determine what you need to do when you could already have a clear direction.
- What am I currently investing to maintain my signage?
- What does my average sign service cost per site?
- Where do I have the most signage issues?
- Am I getting the best market value for my money?
In order to make sure that you are getting the most for your money, acquire multiple quotes from local service companies. To ensure that you are paying valued market rates can help economise your spending.
Keeping detailed records of these costs will ensure that you know how much you are spending and where you are spending it. Knowing when you are spending too much money to maintain an old sign is “power”. You will know by your records when enough is enough and when it is going to be better to replace rather than service. In addition, being able to provide details that prove you are providing significant savings to your company will make you a champion.
Your Maintenance Program can provide you with the essential insight regarding costs of repairs and savings that you could be taking advantage of by taking steps to record and track your signage history. It will offer you visibility in knowing what signage assets you have, their location and all the labour and parts that are associated with their management.
Your signage Maintenance Program should offer you a way to assess your budgeting patterns, costs and purchasing decisions for the future benefit of your company. A good signage Maintenance Program should offer your company a pro-active rather than re-active approach to your signage and branding needs.
For further information and consultation on improving your signage maintenance approach, contact a Sign on Time professional.