Pharmaceutical & Biotech

Maintenance, reliability and physical asset management often take up a large portion of a pharmaceutical or biotech company’s overall budget. Professionals in the industry face increased pressure to ensure laboratories and machinery run properly and perform efficiently.

The SMRP Pharmaceutical and Biotech SIG helps facilitate the education and achievement of world-class reliability, maintenance and physical asset management practices such as those defined in the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) ISPE Maintenance Guidebook.

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The Pharma & Biotech SIG meets the first Wednesday of every month at 12:00 pm ET. 

October 4, 2017: Implementing FRACAS in the Biotech Industry by Michael K Andrews, CRL
Failure analysis tends to be a robust system in the pharmaceutical industry when it comes to quality related issues.  In this presentation, we will discuss how to complement your quality systems with robust reliability failure analysis around your maintenance and calibration program. 

November 1, 2017: How Design for Reliability (DfR) Honors the Stakeholders by Marie Getsug, CMRP, CAMA, PMP

Asset Management has introduced a few key concepts which require a shift from focusing on initial investment to optimizing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). This shift requires a catalyst for change. Design for Reliability (DfR) answers this call. Recognizing the stakeholder SMEs by capturing their perspectives, recommendations and experience via a DfR program and toolkit is one way to positively affect both the leakage from CapEx to OpEx and the performance results of capital engineering projects.

Building the timely activities and requirements applied at each of the DfR stage gates, by formally incorporating the contributions of each stakeholder, fuels the results and enthusiasm for DfR and capital engineering projects.

This webinar will present ways to celebrate the perspectives of stakeholders by discovering and incorporating their contributions.

December 6, 2017: Leading Reliability with Vision by George Williams, CMRP, CRL
Reliability is a culture and culture needs many things to sustain.  Structure and robust systems can help maintain culture, but vision is needed in order to establish a reliability culture.  Individuals need to see what is bigger than themselves and believe that it is possible before they sign up for the journey associated with any culture change.  This presentation will explore some of the ideas around setting a vision within the context of reliability. 

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