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March 2024 Updates from JD Solomon Inc.


The tidal channel of the Broad River flows between the mainland on the west and Port Royal and Parris islands on the east. Rivers impact the social, economic, and environmental culture of the SC Lowcountry.
The tidal channel of the Broad River flows between the mainland on the west and Port Royal and Parris islands on the east. Rivers impact the social, economic, and environmental culture of the SC Lowcountry.

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Our insights are inspired by the interesting projects and people we encounter.

 

Asset Management

 

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Featured Project

Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA) held a mid-year board retreat in March. South Carolina continues to lead the nation in growth, with over 14% growth since 2010. Beaufort and Jasper County continue to be at the eye of the storm with over 20% growth over the same period.

 

The mid-year retreat's hot topics included record-breaking growth, inter-local agreements, capital improvements, updates from three local governments, emerging contaminants like PFAS, and the authority’s underserved community initiative. JD Solomon Solutions provided facilitation for the retreat.

 

Upcoming Free Webinars


March 28, 2024 – Register today!


Communicating Reliability: Are We Talking The Same Language?

What is Reliability? How is it influenced, if at all, by Asset Management, Maintenance, Operations, Safety, and/or Quality (or is it the other way around)? Learn how to effectively communicate what reliability is so that the entire organization can reap its benefits.

 

Bob Latino will be the presenter. Bob is an internationally recognized author, trainer, software developer, lecturer, and practitioner of best practices Reliability Engineering, Root Cause Analysis & Investigation Management, and Human Reliability.

 

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


 

JD Solomon will provide the April CWF webinar on Facilitating Reliability Assessments.

 

South Carolina Environmental Conference

JD Solomon was a featured speaker at the inaugural Utility Board Member and Public Official track of the South Carolina Environmental Conference (SCEC).


Solomon discussed “What is a Viable Utility? Lessons Learned from Regionalization.” Other presenters included David Baize on “The Importance of Training and Communication,” Angie Mettlen on “Board Basics: I’m a Board Member, Now What?” and David Gordon on “Understanding Asset Management.”

 

North Carolina Chamber of Commerce

JD Solomon will speak with the North Carolina Chamber’s environmental committee on Wednesday, March 27, 2024. The NC Chamber consists of over 700 businesses of nearly every industry and size from nearly every county in the state. JD Solomon currently serves as the chair of the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission, the state’s 15-member environmental rulemaking body.

 

Reliability, Maintenance, and Asset Management

Communicating with FINESSE is focusing on reliability, maintenance, and asset management in the first quarter of 2024. Hank Kocevar, Corey Dickens, and Carl Carlson are the three most recent industry leaders to join Fred Schenkelberg, Bob Latino, Cliff Williams, and Paul Martin Gibbons with their insights.

 

JD Solomon Solutions continues its support of the not-for-profit Communicating with FINESSE community in 2024.

 

Training

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



 

JD Solomon Inc. provides solutions for program development, asset management, and facilitation at the nexus of facilities, infrastructure, and the environment. Subscribe for monthly updates related to our firm.


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