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Working together toward common goals

By Dorothy Lozowski |

The chemical process industries (CPI) are united in many common goals. Particularly in this age of fast global growth, it is difficult, if not impossible, for a company to achieve its targets by working independently. A common theme circulating at this year’s DaratechPlant (Houston; January 28–30; www.daratechplant.com), was that with increasing project complexities, advanced technologies and globalization, the need for cooperation between companies and across disciplines is greater than ever. In fact, during the DaratechPlant Owner/Operator (O/O) Roundtable, Jerry Gipson, director of the Engineering Solutions Technology Center for The Dow Chemical Co., cited collaboration as the one thing that is needed within the industry and hailed it as “the critical enabler of future success.” Gipson defined four areas of opportunity that we must address together: 1) Developing winning opportunities, where the whole lifecycle of a project needs to be considered. Here, increased collaboration between the business and technical communities is essential; 2) Managing projects effectively, where it is critical to take the time in the beginning to define what success is, to identify risk and to get the right people and resources…
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