Get a smooth plant handover – OPEX follows CAPEX
With our well-proven processes and tools, the handover from CAPEX to operations including all relevant disciplines is seamless. It reduces defects, inefficiency and costs!
What usually happens after starting up a new plant?
New facility has been delivered on time.
The risk of not reaching 100% throughput and planned yield is high due to lag phase.
Losses in process/technical excellence and GMP Compliance must be recovered later at high cost.
With OPEX follows CAPEX, VTU and ifss offers a well-proven process and tool set to get a smooth project handover.
A smooth handover from CAPEX to OPS team, based on seamless interfaces and a friction free information flow saves time and money on the long run. The communication between Engineering, OPS and Quality is essential in this process. Therefore clear roles and responsibilities are needed, as well as a transparent decision making process. The better the communication, the better the handover performance. With the measures, continuous production of the facility at planned yield starts faster, and reduces of total cost of ownership.
- CAPEX team (inhouse/contractor) is fully focused on its targets to deliver a working facility with finished OQ/PQ on time, and leaves when they are reached
- OPS, QC/QA, technical services and automation are faced with multiple challenges e.g. parallel workstreams with minor coordination
- Lack of communication leads to losses in data, know how and expertise
- Lag phase and delays in reaching 100% throughput and planned yield is often standard
- Losses in process/technical excellence and MP Compliance must be recovered later at high cost
- Oversight and gap analysis of transition elements e.g. facility ops, validation, automation, maintenance, logistics, regulatory affairs, personnel, OPEX
- As-is analysis and to-be set-up of the transition planning, tracking, and monitoring system (transition framework)
As-is analysis and to-be set-up of necessary modus operandi including communication/governance/decision-making between triangle Engineering, OPS and Quality (transition framework)
- Tactical implementation plan including tracking and automated monitoring system
Goals & impact
Friction free hand-over from CAPEX to OPS team – seamless interfaces and information flow
Clear roles & responsibilities and transparent decision-making
- Improvement of communication between Engineering, OPS and Quality – key factor to success
- Faster to continuous production at planned vields
- Reduction of total cost of ownership