UPTIME Consultant's 2021
Well what a different year 2021 was... mainly virtual although, I did still spend over twenty days on site visits with clients in the Food and Beverage industry, food production never stops even for a global pandemic!
We did lose a lot of business though in the Automotive and other sectors, hopefully they will return stronger in 2022.
Another TMC by UpKeep webinar, I've become one of TMCs 'Community Champions' which means I've committed to posting a couple of blogs and run two webinars over the next year.
This is the first of those webinars looking at the importance of front line engagement with some tips and insights into what I have found works for me, you have to join TMC now to access these and other webinars.
This was an interesting talk, first I presented a brief story of how a few years ago I looked into thread seizure and ended up referencing a paper from NASA!
It's a good place to look as they have lots of studies about fastenings and failures that are open source.
We had a Q&A session afterwards but I must have explained it too well as there weren't many questions to answer.
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
Great to be invited back to lead another free webinar for The Maintenance Community (TMC) by UpKeep, this time looking at Preventive or Predictive aspects.
We've collaborated for a couple of years now and it's good to add to the conversation and help people worldwide on their maintenance and reliability journey.
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.