Chapter 8

Successful Implementation

Abstract

This chapter identifies the main stages in successfully implementing an automation project after the specification and justification processes are complete. We review the selection of vendors, as well as the planning and execution of the project. To this end, we discuss the benefits of involving staff and vendors in the various stages of a project. The chapter also includes a review of common problems and how these might be avoided.

Keywords

Project planning

Vendor selection

Failure mode effects analysis

Installation

Commissioning

Documentation

Staff involvement

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