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. 

August 2, 2017: Work Execution Auditing by Derek Burley, CRL, CMRP, MIAM
Auditing of work execution can identify opportunities for improvements as well as reinforce current practices.   Learn some of the steps needed to implement your own work execution audit program.  You will also get an excel spreadsheet to jump start your process.  

September 6, 2017: Leveraing Images in Your Work Management by Paul Crocker, CRL
Communication is often lost in our work order process and images have the potential to increse the efficiency of communication.  This presentation will review some of the techniques that you can leverage images to improve communication between different functions in the work management process.  

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: Design for Reliability by Maria Getsug, CMRP, PMP
Transitioning from initial investment to lifecycle cost.  Review  of governence structure required for a robust system. 

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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