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Help organizations optimize energized asset performance.

Every day, our expertise in enhancing the safety reliability maintenance of energized assets is leveraged by more than 500 clients across the world to achieve their safety and optimization goals. Explore our capabilities and discover why so many have come to rely on our team for success.

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About SEAM Group

Optimization Success Starts Here

SEAM Group is focused on optimizing asset safety, reliability, and maintenance for more than 500 clients in multiple industries around the world. Leveraging our One SEAM, One Solution approach, our team provides integrated solutions for common asset challenges through the most comprehensive suite of asset optimization capabilities available.

Each year, our expert team inspects, assesses, and supports more than 2,000,000 pieces of equipment worldwide. Our team helps organizations in hospitality, pharmaceutical, food processing, consumer goods, and more improve the performance of their assets, teams, and processes for more significant operational and financial impact and ensures everyone’s safety interacting with energized assets.

Mastering the Performance Triad White Paper

A Seven-Part Optimization Strategy for Reliability, Safety, and Maintenance

The success of any operation depends on three disciplines – reliability, safety, and maintenance.

Across disparate industries – oil-drilling platforms, manufacturing, power generation, fleets of trucks, biopharmaceutical facilities – similar patterns emerge. Each succeeds or fails on the same principles. Performance for any operation is a function not just of how well each of the disciplines is executed, but how well all three are integrated.

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Organizations are thinking differently about work in the new year. Many work processes and procedures have already changed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Additionally, organizations have begun shifting and reprioritizing initiatives to adapt to the “new normal.” In planning for what’s to come in 2021, there’s no better time than now to review your current asset management program and prepare to build a new strategic asset management plan.

In a recent webinar, Qualifying Your 2021 Strategic Asset Management Plan During COVID-19, SEAM Group’s Stephen Cormack, Director, EAM Operations, and Michael Gray, Director of Sales, EAM Operations discuss how having a strategic asset management plan in place will help organizations continue to operate safely and efficiently during and post-pandemic. The webinar presents the value and benefits of a strategic management asset plan and shares how to qualify your current asset management program and build an effective strategic asset plan, all in a safe virtual environment.

Listen to the webinar to learn how to build your 2021 strategic asset management plan.

The webinar covered the following areas:

Common strategic initiatives (and how a strategic asset plan helps have time and resources to achieve these initiatives and see results)



  • IOT and computing on the edge

  • Innovation

  • Digital transformation

  • Cybersecurity

  • Compliance

  • Reduce costs

  • Increase revenue


The value and benefits of a strategic management asset plan



  • Helps align safety, maintenance, and reliability

  • Puts priorities in order

  • Can be done virtually to maintain safe COVID-19 protocol

  • Includes all areas that impact asset performance

  • Has low investment with high value


How to qualify your asset management program (summary below)


Before building your asset management plan, it’s important to qualify key areas in your asset management program. This webinar discussed seven different areas to review: organization, reliability, calibration, computerized maintenance management software (CMMS), workflow, total productive maintenance (TPM), and maintenance repair and operations (MRO) inventory. Assessing these areas not only looks at all the assets, systems, and processes within the facility of the building, but it also reveals their strengths and weaknesses that can affect safety, reliability, and maintenance.

Once all areas have been assessed, a score is generated to qualify and baseline the current state of an organization’s asset management program. This scorecard serves as the basis for your summary assessment report that will be used to build a strategic asset management plan.

How to build your strategic management asset plan (summary below)


Leveraging your assessment report, your organization’s key stakeholders and SEAM Group work together in a strategy workshop to define and prioritize the performance gaps and activities you want to build into the strategic plan. Once the areas of focus are identified, a plan is developed using a web-based tool that helps map out and monitor each activity and facilitates managing updates as activities are completed.

When you have line of sight to activities in the plan, you can maintain focus on the areas that need improvement. And, the best part is this all can be done safely from a remote environment.

Get your organization to a safer and better place in 2021


Having an effective strategic asset management plan in place is the compass to getting your organization to a safer and better place. If you can ensure your organizational assets are up and running during and post pandemic, you’ll see improvements in safety, reliability, and maintenance and be able to optimize performance, reduce operational costs, and increase revenue.

Listen to the webinar to learn how to build your 2021 strategic asset management plan.


Simon Boyce has been named Vice President of Sales and Marketing of SEAM group. He previously served as the Global Director of Sales at ARMS Reliability. Boyce brings unique expertise with a cross-section of skills stemming from his global business, sales leadership, athletics, and coaching background.



 



As SEAM Group closes out its 27th year, including 12 years as one of the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, Boyce’s experience in sales transformation, marketing, sales, and customer experience alignment will drive the organization to its next chapter. SEAM Group enters a new phase as it pursues a more unified One SEAM approach combining solutions in safety, reliability, and maintenance from cradle to grave for energized assets.



 



His passion for sales leadership and driving revenue growth has resulted in significant development for the organizations he has served-- building both financial stability and value for customer bases. Looking ahead to 2021 and beyond, he is excited to grow the SEAM Group solutions offering and help its customer base to operate their facilities more safely and reliably.


The success of any operation depends on three disciplines – reliability, safety, and maintenance. Operational performance is a function not just in how well each of the disciplines is executed, but in how well all three are integrated. In our latest white paper on Mastering the Performance Triad: A Seven-Part Optimization Strategy for Reliability, Safety, and Maintenance, we discuss why it’s critical to integrate these three disciplines and recommend seven tactics for mastering the triad. Following the tactics outlined can transform enterprises from reactive to predictive, from hazardous to safe, and from uncertain to confidently achieving their goals.

Preview the contents of the white paper below and download the full version now.

Defining Reliability, Safety, and Maintenance—the Performance Triad
Before jumping into the core of this post, let’s first define the three disciplines, also known as the Performance Triad:

  • Reliability is the level of certainty that each component of an operation, and ultimately the entire system, will perform within the required parameters over a given period of time.

  • Safety is the expertise, forethought, and level of precaution that ensures no catastrophic incident will occur during system operation. Safety eliminates lost time due to injuries as well as product loss, property loss, environmental damage, and capital loss.

  • Maintenance is the discipline of preserving over time as much of a system’s original capacity as possible. As such, maintenance is integral to managing risk, eliminating the loss of equipment, extending the service life of crucial components, and maximizing uptime.


The Importance of Integrating Reliability, Safety, and Maintenance
Viewed relative to the others, each of the disciplines above is essential but, by itself, insufficient. A critical failure in reliability, safety, or maintenance can degrade or shut down operations and get people hurt or killed. But, correctly integrated with each other, reliability, safety, and maintenance create a comprehensive and coordinated strategy for all complex operations. This Performance Triad guarantees asset availability, minimizes unplanned repairs, deploys capital most efficiently, and optimizes production output while operating safely.

The Path to Mastering the Performance Triad in Your Organization


In our work with operations across a variety of industries, we have identified seven tactics whose cumulative effect is to improve an organization from one competency in each area to an enterprise optimizing its production, quality, resource efficiency, profitability, and safety.

Below is an overview of the seven tactics. Download the full white paper to learn why it’s important to include each one in your optimization strategy.

  1. Calibrate goals among disciplines.

  2. Share tools and methods.

  3. Align management systems.

  4. Create a unified risk-based approach.

  5. Implement mitigation plans.

  6. Create an engaging culture.

  7. Cross-train disciplines to create partnerships and collaboration.


An Investment Worth the Return


While the list of tactics above may seem achievable, mastering the Performance Triad is no easy feat. At a minimum, it requires additional investments in each area and the involvement of the senior team. But, despite the effort, the returns are substantial. In most cases, the avoidance of just one or two major incidents foots the bill for the organization being methodical. Higher levels of sustained performance typically give this type of a coordinated strategy an exceptionally high rate of return.

Download your copy of Mastering the Performance Triad and get the guidance you need to optimize your strategy for reliability, safety, and maintenance. Learn how to unite and align these three disciplines and start seeing performance improvement across your organization.