Design for reliability: Long may your assets run

Everything you need to know (and do) to ensure success with asset installation – because asset management is everyone’s business.

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Your organization has a goal: Make new assets more reliable by design. To do that, you’re working to build reliability into the design and planning process so that operators, maintenance teams, and all other stakeholders get what they need from a given asset. In January, we described how to create a request for proposal (RFP) that lays out precisely what you’re looking for from suppliers and exactly the type of partnership you expect from fellow internal stakeholder teams. (Read "Design for reliability, part 1: How to help OEMs help you") Now we turn to the next big questions: How do you get what you need from your vendor partner, and how do you establish the…

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    By Marie Getsug, Commissioning Agents Inc., and Stephen Holland, Abbott Laboratories / Abbott Nutrition

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