Statistics: Setting the Standard for Success in Quality
Integration of Change Management and Concurrent Engineering in Asset Life-cycle Management: A perspective on Process Plants
Process facilities pass through a lifecycle that begins with conceptual design and ends with decommissioning. It is expected for changes such as simple (or major) engineering modifications or expansion to occur during the lifespans of these plants. It is also common to have such changes occurring simultaneously within the facility. A notable challenge is how to monitor and record the latest as-built and as-is status for quality documentation of an asset. This is particularly important in planning equipment inspection and periodic turn-around maintenance of the facility in order to ensure safety, reliability, and integrity of assets. This study presents the deployment of culture mapping, flowcharting, and force-field analysis in ensuring synchronization of concurrent engineering activities with an organization’s established change management process. The application of these quality improvement methodologies is potent for successful implementation of concurrent plant changes and asset data integrity management.
: Akande Olakunle Meshach
: ASQ Student Chapter - University of Central Missouri