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Johnston County's Neuse River flows into the Pamlico Sound near Oriental, NC. JD Solomon Inc updates for April 2024.
Johnston County's Neuse River flows into the Pamlico Sound near Oriental, NC

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The Phase II Regionalization Assessment for Johnston County, North Carolina, was presented to County Commissioners last week.  The County is evaluating water and wastewater regionalization alternatives for its eleven public jurisdictions and two private utilities. A presentation was provided to the County Commissioners on Monday night. A second presentation was provided to an elected official work team from all of the county’s towns on Thursday night.

 

The Phase II Assessment addressed governance, operations, and financial issues. Phase I was completed last year and focused on a detailed assessment of infrastructure, including plants and interconnections.

 

 

Upcoming Free Webinars

April 25, 2024 – Contact JD if you missed it!

Is Senior Management Falling Asleep? How to Concisely Communicate Reliability Assessments

The systems thinking required to conduct a reliability assessment is not easily expressed. This free webinar will provide tips for addressing the three most important things that senior management wants to understand and a methodology for developing the report and presentation. JD Solomon was the presenter.

  

This free webinar is provided by Communicating with FINESSE in Zoom format.

 

 

Mike McGill will provide the May CWF webinar on Communicating PFAS and Other Contaminants of Emerging Concern.

 


Work Management

JD Solomon will be providing “Five Aspects of Work Management that Impact Maintenance and Reliability Practitioners” on Thursday, May 16, 2024, for UpKeep. The webinar will focus on Planning & Scheduling, Preventative Maintenance, Work Documentation, Maintaining Asset Inventory & Drawings, and Trend Analysis & PM Optimization.


 

 

Training from JD Solomon Inc.

Most of our work focuses on consulting. However, we do a meaningful amount of training, especially for existing clients. Our most popular training courses are:

  • Communicating Technical Information to Decision Makers

  • How to Facilitate Cross-Functional Teams

  • Fundamentals of Reliability, Risk, and Redundancy

  • Fundamentals of Asset Management

  •  Building Better Business Cases



 

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JD Solomon will discuss work management at the May 16, 2024, webinar by Upkeep.

Register now for the May 16, 2024, webinar on work management sponsored by UpKeep. JD Solomon will be the presenter.


The webinar covers five crucial aspects of work management:

  1. Planning & Scheduling: Learn effective strategies for planning and scheduling maintenance tasks to optimize productivity and minimize downtime.

  2. Preventative Maintenance: Explore the importance of preventative maintenance and discover methods for implementing proactive maintenance strategies.

  3. Work Documentation: Understand the significance of thorough documentation in maintenance operations and gain insights into best practices for documentation.

  4. Maintaining Asset Inventory and Drawings: Discover the importance of accurate asset inventory management and learn techniques for maintaining comprehensive asset drawings.

  5. Trend Analysis and PM Optimization: Dive into the realm of trend analysis and explore how it can be leveraged to optimize preventative maintenance activities for enhanced efficiency.

Practical implementation tips and case examples to illustrate each topic. Geared towards an intermediate-level audience, this session aims to equip participants with valuable knowledge and skills to:

  • Understand the foundational principles of each key aspect

  • Apply practical rules of thumb to address maintenance challenges

  • Evaluate and identify gaps in current work practices

  • Comprehend the interrelationships between different aspects of work management

  • Formulate actionable areas for further learning and improvement

 

 


 

JD Solomon is the founder of JD Solomon Inc, creator of the FINESSE fishbone diagram, and co-creator of the Solomon-Oldach Asset Prioritization (SOAP) method. His maintenance and reliability expertise includes criticality assessments, optimization of preventative maintenance programs, reliability & risk assessments, renewal & replacement forecasting, and systems engineering. JD is the author of Communicating Reliability, Risk & Resiliency to Decision Makers: How to Get Your Boss’s Boss to Understand and Facilitating with FINESSE: A Guide to Successful Business Solutions.

 

 

UpKeep is the mobile-first CMMS/Enterprise Asset Management System helping maintenance teams deliver reliability for their facility. UpKeep has been named the #1 Maintenance Management Software by Gartner and has also been recognized as a top place to work in Los Angeles. UpKeep has over 160,000 registered users from small businesses to large enterprises including Yamaha, Jet.com, Unilever, and Constellation Brands.


JD Solomon discusses Communicating Reliability Assessments on April 25. Are you Communicating with FINESSE?
JD Solomon discusses Communicating Reliability Assessments on April 25.

JD Solomon will be the guest presenter for Communicating Reliability Assessments. The April 25, 2024, free online webinar is provided by Communicating with FINESSE.


The systems thinking required to conduct a reliability assessment is not easily expressed. The webinar addresses the three most important things that senior management wants to understand and provides a methodology for communicating the results. Case examples for several projects will be provided.


 


 

 

JD Solomon is the founder of JD Solomon Inc., creator of the FINESSE fishbone diagram, and co-creator of the Solomon-Oldach Asset Prioritization (SOAP) method. His maintenance and reliability expertise includes criticality assessments, optimization of preventative maintenance programs, reliability & risk assessments, renewal & replacement forecasting, and systems engineering. JD is the author of Communicating Reliability, Risk & Resiliency to Decision Makers: How to Get Your Boss’s Boss to Understand and Facilitating with FINESSE: A Guide to Successful Business Solutions.


 

 

Communicating with FINESSE is the not-for-profit community of technical professionals dedicated to being highly effective communicators and facilitators. Learn more about our publications, webinars, and workshops. Join the community for free.

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