By Maik Jornitz , COO
Aging facilities are a reality and are on the rise. These facilities can work smoothly without problems, but that is often the exception and not the rule. Well-trained personnel with a process ownership mentality make such facilities run, but it is a question of time when such personnel will move or retire and the facility or processes see their first excursions. Facilities, processes and analytics become obsolete and lose the necessary performance parameters. At a minimum, improvements are required. More often the situation demands totally new innovations. If such steps are not taken, it is a matter of time when problems will arise.