Technology transfer utilizing vendor partnering and a self-managed project team

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Self-managed project teams at ALCOA in Massena, New York, undertook the huge project of replacing a potline process computer system that had been experiencing frequent major system failures.The objectives of the project were to replace the system with cutting edge technology, and reduce or eliminate the costs that had been encountered during shutdowns or partial shutdowns of the old system.In formulating the project, three main project elements were identified: teaming, vendor partnering, and technology transfer.The project was implemented successfully.There were four enablers that contributed to the success of this project: an agreed upon goal; trust between corporations; departments, and individuals, planning; and a commitment by management to the project.
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