UPTIME Consultant Ltd passed the Cyber Essentials Cerification
Actually forgot to mention this, we took our Cyber Essentials 'test' back in June, how time flies!
It was really down to a prospective client that has high concerns about cyber security that we wanted to comply with.
It's a worthwhile thing to do because it makes you consider your systems and how you operate them.
We are pretty 'tight' here anyway as we are small and keep the smallest footprint we can.
I'm also very aware of all the email scams, importance of password protection, along with using double authentication.
It was slightly time consuming process for a small business, but if it assures our clients we are doing the right thing, then it's worth the subscription fee.
Bilfinger SE & UPTIME Consultant join forces on Monday Sept' 13th
As part of the Lubrication & Reliability Virtual Summit I will be joining Kendrick Hieb GDM of Bilfinger SE in a pre-conference video room chat to take questions (and hopefully give some answers!) based on the title "Lubricant Management Systems"
I will be talking from my experience of inventing systems for clients, carrying them out on Food Production facilities, whereas I believe Kendrick will have a more macro view, he has Oil, Gas, Renewables in his sector so there should be a good synergy.
Hopefully see you in the room on Monday if you've signed up to #LRVS_2021
Guest Speaking at Lubrication & Reliability Virtual Summit 2021
There's a diverse range of speakers attending.
I've decided to go down the rabbit hole of how much is too much to spend on your maintenance, I call it the Goldilocks syndrome... you want just the right amount.
Too much or too little can negatively impact your Reliability.
See you virtually there on 14-15th September with a pre-conference session as well talking about 'Lubrication Management Systems' with Kendrick Hieb from Bilfinger
18/09/21 Here's the presentation link: The Maintenance Investment Conundrum
UPTIME Consultant Ltd's sixth anniversary today!
Registered at Company House on 15/7/15 because we liked the symmetry of the date 😃
Always look forward to the celebratory cake, it's good to look back on the company year and contemplate the next six years!
Back to client site visits...
Well we haven't been away really... our major clients are in the Food sector and have been full blast for the past year keeping all our goods on supermarket shelves.
This was a first for this year though as we were both working on the same site on inventory control, part of the output of the Criticality study we carried out over the last year, this highlighted all the parts required against risk and we handled the physical stocking into a parts carousel against a database.
Here's me and Jenny all safely masked up to protect ourselves and the workforce from any COVID risks.
Great to get back to in person visit
It's been five months but finally getting back to visiting clients on site under COVID safe best practices, hopefully we can keep it up this time around.
UPTIME included in second report
Quote and accelerated digitalisation graph by area by McKinsey & Company
Condition Monitoring Re-visited
Thermal Imaging is just one tool in the Condition Monitoring Toolkit
Refreshing to be back on the front line looking after an asset group I have known for over 20 years!
When Walkers Snack Foods (PepsiCo) asked me to return to support their Condition Monitoring function it was a 'no brainer' for me.
It's a win-win situation as I understand the business needs, which after all is what any asset care should deliver.
Weighing up the Risks and Consequences is as important as monitoring the assets, delivering value is the aim.
Having the experience of looking after this asset group has made my job so much easier, I already know the modes of failure and the techniques or technology to ascertain the state of health.
Initial Oil Sampling has already thrown up some issues that we can plan to resolve over the next few weeks.
If you have any questions about Fryers, Ovens, Driers, Extruders and other Food Production equipment please feel free to reach out here or via LinkedIn.
COVID finally allows return... but for how long?
News wise it's been a very quiet six months for UPTIME Consultant Ltd.
We are fortunate that most of our work can be carried out remotely with database and criticality input.
But we really could have done with being back on clients sites back in April-May as we had physical inventory control to sort out, this means unpacking, cataloging, sorting, identifying or adding to the CMMS and finally physically locating these spares into a Carousel for easy access.
PepsiCo R&D is still one of our main clients and have brought in excellent controls for COVID safe access to site with RAMS for CV working along with the usual RAMS.
Here UPTIME Consultant exiting the sunny facility after a hard mornings site support👏
RCC Swag from my friend Wayne Hubball
Great to receive a coveted RCC 'What is a Micron' mug, along with a very nice Helly Hansen soft shell hoody emblazoned with the Reynolds logo, ARGO HYTOS, and an OPCom Particle Monitor.
Many thanks to collaborator and friend Wayne MD and owner of RCC 😃👏