Minimizing disruptions to facilities and sites
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had an unprecedented impact on businesses and governments alike, which must continue providing essential services with limited resources. To address the current needs of consumers, constituents, and internal workforces while proactively planning for future demands, organizations can leverage location intelligence to assess the status of their facilities in real time. By analyzing the spread of the virus and gaining insight into current market opportunities and restrictions, organizations can optimize their sites for the best use.
Assessing real-time facility status
Understanding the operating capabilities of facilities can be a difficult and time-intensive process for decision-makers, often requiring integration of dispersed data from spreadsheets and emails into a static document. Utilizing mobile surveys, organizations can enable field teams to share real-time updates on their facility status from any device. This streamlined approach to data management allows updates from the field to be automatically added to dashboards and web applications for enhanced situational awareness.
Optimizing sites to meet opportunities
Understanding which facilities are open, closed, or otherwise impacted by the spread of COVID-19 lays the foundation for reallocating resources to meet current and future market opportunities. Organizations can use location intelligence to determine the best use of a site on a hyperlocal scale, whether that be businesses needing to pivot their in-store operating model to accommodate social distancing and online order fulfillment or governments needing to determine how to safely offer civil services to their constituents.
Reopening business sites responsibly
Ensuring a safe and efficient return to business sites requires organizations to proactively assess and reconfigure work spaces to minimize potential contact events. Managers can leverage indoor mapping tools and methodologies for facility planning to address proximity analysis and tracing, density management, and situational awareness to maintain a safe workplace even as incidents occur. Using location intelligence, facility managers can identify high-risk and high-touch locations that need additional safeguards and barriers and understand peak use time to guide sanitization strategies.
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