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2018 ISPE Annual Meeting Speakers

By Jennifer Lauria Clark, November 1, 2018

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Equipment Reliability and Preserving Functional Requirements

By John Hughes, October 23, 2018

Pharmaceutical companies make huge investments in equipment, materials, and personnel to develop and manufacture life-saving products. The equipment that makes those products is designed, manufactured, and commissioned to a specific set of standards. There is an expectation that the equipment will continue to provide quality service within those parameters for a set amount of time and for a predictable cost. Yet we struggle to have confidence that our operational and capital expenditures will return the maximum value from our assets from the day they are qualified until their disposal.

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Empowering Your Operators to Lead Can Reduce Losses

By Rick Jones, July 5, 2018

 

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Why Implement Total Productive Maintenance Autonomous Maintenance in Your Organization

By Rick Jones, May 24, 2018

 

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Facilitation is the Key to Successful FMEAs

By Robert Smith, October 19, 2017

The Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a versatile risk management tool that has been around for several decades, first used by the US Armed Forces in 1949. It started gaining popularity in the 1960’s with its use in the aerospace industry during the Apollo missions. FMEA has been called the “swiss army knife” of risk management. FMEA is focused on problem prevention, rather than problem solving. It is used to identify the factors that can lead to failure and recommend mitigation strategies to prevent failures or detect the early onset of failures.

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Spare Parts: The Hidden Cost of Maintaining Equipment

By Erik Zengel, September 26, 2017

 

If you own or manage any equipment, you maintain an inventory of spare parts. How have you determined what to keep in your warehouse?

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How do you develop your organization’s maintenance program?

By Glenn Wallace, August 18, 2016

 

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