Posts Tagged ‘ISA88’

Vertical Slices Improve Project Efficiency

Posted in Life Sciences & Medical, Services, Consulting & Training on Thursday, February 3rd, 2011. No comments yet
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In one of those fortuitous hallway conversations, I discovered that Emerson’s Bill Robertson had written a project management article for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing magazine. Bill is a certified project management professional (PMP) and professional engineer (PE). His article, Vertical Slicing for Customer Acceptance Tests, describes a different methodology for efficiently executing automation projects than has typically […]

Perspectives on FDA Globalization Act

Posted in Life Sciences & Medical, Operations & Business Management on Thursday, May 7th, 2009. No comments yet
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In an earlier post I mentioned how Emerson’s Shenling Yang had taken an assignment in Shanghai, China. She’s bringing her expertise in operations management and the Syncade software gained while executing projects as a member of the Life Sciences industry team. Shenling had some thoughts on the FDA Globalization Act of 2009 and its impact […]

New Emerson Global Life Sciences Blog

Posted in Life Sciences & Medical, Operations & Business Management on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009. No comments yet
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I’d like to welcome a new voice, Emerson’s Alan Babbitt, to the blogosphere. Alan and team’s purpose with this new blog, The Emerson Global Life Sciences Blog, is: …to provide insight into the Life Sciences Industry from a number of perspectives. We will provide periodic updates on industry trends that include commentary on the state […]

Applying the ISA88 Model to Clean In Place Operations

Posted in Food & Beverage, Life Sciences & Medical on Friday, January 9th, 2009. No comments yet
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Every industry has its special jargon that is like a secret handshake. If you’re an insider, you can quickly spot the outsiders based upon their understanding of your industry’s jargon and acronyms. For instance, my background was in the offshore oil and gas business back in the mid ’80s. We had jargon like pigging (to […]

Five Strategies for Mitigating Automation Project Risk

Posted in Life Sciences & Medical, Services, Consulting & Training on Friday, April 28th, 2006. 4 comments so far
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Every capital project has it challenges, usually around tight budgets and tight schedules, not to mention team flexibility and changes in scope. Recently at the Interphex conference, the big industry gathering for Life Science manufacturers and suppliers, Emerson’s Michalle Adkins, Steve Murray, and Dawn Marruchella presented a paper entitled, “Optimizing Your Automation Investment By Mitigating […]