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Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professional’s (SMRP) Annual Conference takes place this year in Indianapolis, Indiana from October 14-16, 2013 with a focus on productivity, best practice solutions, and emerging trends in 5 great pharmaceutical and biotech presentations.

The Pharmaceutical and Biotech Special Interest Group (SIG) gains additional attention this year in the conference with key presentations by SIG Chair Marie Getsug and Organizer John Ganaway in addition to multiple sessions focused on the pharmaceutical and biotech industry with topics including Predictive Maintenance Internalization Project, Evolving from Craft-Based to Procedure-Based Maintenance (In Regulated Industries), Driving GMP Process Reliability through Proper Maintenance and Calibration, ISO 55000 From An Insider’s Perspective, and Creating a Global Reliability Program.

The top reasons to attend SMRP’s Annual Conference are 5 presentations from pharmaceutical and biotech experts:

  1. Embracing ISO 55000 – The final adoption of ISO 55000 is anticipated for February 2014 and is expected to push toward risk-based maintenance and asset management. The conference will feature ISO 55000 From An Insider’s Perspective and the development of International Asset Management System standards by Scott Morris of Genzyme on Tuesday October 15, 2013 from 9:45am to 10:45am (Track 2: Manufacturing Process)
  2. Increasing Manufacturing Process Reliability – Heightened regulatory enforcement and demand for increased ROI is driving the need for improved maintenance and calibration systems and processes. Learn from Jim Erickson of Blue Mountain Quality Resources, Inc. and Bill Clark of Dendreon as they discuss Driving GMP Process Reliability through Proper Maintenance and Calibration on Tuesday October 15, 2013 from 1:15pm to 2:15pm (Track 2: Manufacturing Process).
  3. Ensuring Equipment Reliability – Don’t miss Eli Lilly’s Ron Reimer and Dan Carroll share their experiences improving equipment reliability, implementing a global reliability team and a decade of implementation strategies with Creating a Global Reliability Program on Tuesday October 15, 2013 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm (Track 2: Manufacturing Process).
  4. Inspiring Precision Work – Procedure based maintenance is the key to meeting maximum plant capacity and reliability. By utilizing procedure based maintenance, maintenance technicians can prevent errors and improve work performance. Hear Evolving from Craft-Based to Procedure-Based Maintenance (In Regulated Industries) by Marie Getsug of Commissioning Agents, Inc. on Wednesday October 16, 2013 from 9:45am to 10:45am (Track 6: CMRT)
  5. Maximizing Internal Resources – With pending budget cuts or already slashed budgets maintenance professionals are utilizing predictive maintenance to provide “greater value with fewer resources.” John Ganaway of Genentech will discuss their efforts to internalize predictive maintenance with Predictive Maintenance Internalization Project on Wednesday October 16, 2013 from 11:00am to 12:00pm (Track 3: Equipment Reliability).

Join Jim Erickson, President of Blue Mountain Quality Resources, Inc., and his colleagues for a great conference. To learn more visit: www.smrp.org/annualconference