ALN Newsletter December 9 2020

The ALN Pharmaceutical Sector Asset Leadership Structure will be discussed at this week’s ALN Th@ 4 by Bob Smith, ALN Board Member and ALN Senior Fellow. Register at this link and see more below.


Bob Smith is an ALN Board Member, Senior Fellow and convenor of the ALN’s PhAIM initiative on Pharmaceutical Asset Information Management. In his position as Principal Consultant, Asset Management and Reliability for CAI, Smith has been assisting the key companies developing vaccines for COVID-19. Smith is also a co-author of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers’ “Good Practice Guidebook: Asset Management,” which details a pharma approach to ISO 55000. Smith will be talking about how the Guidebook is contributing to the Pharmaceutical Sector Asset Leadership Structure this Thursday at 4 pm Eastern. 


Sustainable Development

Mark Guiliani ALN Senior Fellow and President of Guiliani Associates participates with a building portfolio owner and an HVAC engineer in a video interview on the energy-saving and COVID-19 fighting renovation to a building in Alexandria, Virginia. ALN Director, Communications, Mike Bordenaro hosts the interview, which addresses the more than 70 percent energy cost savings achieved by the extensive renovations and the virus-fighting nature of the air handling system. Consider achieving similar savings and safety with a similar approach.


ASTM E2279 Guiding Principles
2020 Update

ASTM E2279 – 20 is the most recent update to the foundational document, “Establishing Guiding Principles for Property Management.” The document is referenced in DOD i5000.64, FAR 45, most ASTM documents and most ISO documents. The document’s requirement for a Property Asset Management Plan evolved into the ISO 55001 requirement for a Strategic Asset Management Plan, according to Rich Culbertson, ALN Board Member and Senior Fellow. Culbertson was an original E2279 author in 2003 and has been Technical Leader and Primary Author since then and was an original author of the ISO 55000 series. Culbertson says the E2279 2020 update includes the words “high potential” for improved internal controls and governance due to the proven track record of the standard; defines “condoned” and “willful ignorance”; promotes a problem-solving mentality and culture; emphasizes intangible property for the first time and includes too many other updates to include here. Learn more at the following link.