ISPE Publishes ISPE Good Practice Guide: Equipment Reliability

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This Guide offers best practices with respect to equipment reliability, addresses specific opportunities for the pharmaceutical industry beyond the general reliability of equipment, and can serve as the basis for an effective reliability program.

ISPE Good Practice Guide: Equipment Reliability
As innovation extends to and transforms the supply chain, equipment lifecycle costs and availability become ever more relevant to maintaining a competitive advantage.

The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) announced the release of its latest Guide, ISPE Good Practice Guide: Equipment Reliability. This Guide offers best practices with respect to equipment reliability, addresses specific opportunities for the pharmaceutical industry beyond the general reliability of equipment, and can serve as the basis for an effective reliability program.

“As innovation extends to and transforms the supply chain, equipment lifecycle costs and availability become ever more relevant to maintaining a competitive advantage,” said Guide Team Lead Michael Berkey, Associate Director, Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA. “The strategy and tactics of reliability can help companies maintain the value of their equipment throughout its useful life and mission and the application of asset management principles can help companies leverage equipment towards a competitive advantage.”

This Guide was written and reviewed by a group of experts in the field, making it a must-have reference for systematically and proactively improving reliability at all stages of the equipment lifecycle from design to decommissioning. The concepts in this Guide apply to physical assets, facilities, utilities, and equipment that support production, materials management, packaging and labeling, and laboratory operations.

Purchase the ISPE Good Practice Guide: Equipment Reliability online, available at ISPE.org/Publications/Guidance-Documents, among ISPE’s other detailed education resources on a variety of industry topics.

About ISPE
The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) is a not-for-profit association serving its Members through leading scientific, technical, and regulatory advancement across the entire pharmaceutical lifecycle. The 18,000 Members of ISPE are building solutions in the development and manufacture of safe, effective pharmaceutical and biologic medicines, and medical delivery devices in more than 90 countries around the world. Founded in 1980, ISPE has its worldwide headquarters and training center in North Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and its operations center in Tampa, Florida, USA. Visit ISPE.org for more information.

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