from the Capital Projects Solutions Group

Remote Equipment Access

The Remote Equipment Access: Options Analysis provides a common understanding of the relative pros and cons of various common industry methodologies for remotely accessing equipment installed in manufacturing facilities. The goal is to enable safe and secure remote equipment diagnostics and assistance. This work product is not intended as a how to guide; it is designed as a discussion tool to consider the approaches available to enable remote access to equipment.

RFP Template for CPG Industry

As a companion document to the RFP Guidelines, this RFP Template is a working document in an Excel format that allows users to record key information to convey to internal team members as well as external bidders on capital equipment project requirements.

RFP Guidelines For CPG Industry

These RFP Guidelines provide a common, systematic thought process that enables greater clarity and understanding of capital project requirements that results in better outcomes for all stakeholders involved in the request for proposal process.

Factory Acceptance Tests Checklist

One specific opportunity is Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) as they are critical to verifying equipment operability prior to leaving the supplier’s factory. This team developed the One Voice Factory Acceptance Tests; Protocols for Capital Equipment in the CPG Industry. These protocols should, when utilized appropriately, resolve FAT criteria, expectations or miscommunication that often result in confusion for both parties, unbudgeted costs in travel and material and increased timelines.


The goal of this group is to help CPG companies achieve more consistent and effective Vertical Start- ups, saving them money and allowing them to respond more quickly to business needs.



This group is currently developing tools that focus on Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT), Validation (C-Q-V) includes SATs, Training and the RFP process (from scope definition thru project closeout).


Solution Group Members

  • Abbott Nutrition
  • Amway
  • Bosch
  • Bush Brothers
  • BWDG
  • Campbell Soup
  • Chobani
  • Del Monte
  • Hormel
  • Kellogg’s
  • Land O’Frost
  • Maple Leaf Foods
  • Mettler Toledo
  • MOM Brands
  • NBTY
  • Nestlé's
  • PMMI
  • Post Foods
  • Pressed Juicery
  • Schneider Equipment
  • Scott’s Miracle-Gro
  • Smithfield Foods
  • Snyder’s Lance
  • Sunny Delight

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