ON DEMAND WEBINAR /Wednesday, December 7, 2016/11:00 AM — 12:00 PM CST

Achieve Capital Project Excellence: Factory Acceptance Tests Protocols for Capital Equipment in the CPG Industry


Jose Rios
Sr. Engineering Director
Joyce Fassl
Moderator | Editor-in-Chief
ProFood World

Miscommunication between CPGs and OEMs during line start-ups often results in unbudgeted costs in travel and material—and delays for everyone. Using a comprehensive Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) checklist establishes protocols and clarifies expectations during the purchase and installation process.

This webinar, titled “Factory Acceptance Tests: Protocols for Capital Equipment in the CPG Industry,” will outline the benefits of FATs, the steps to perform them and a case study that proves their value. Jose Rios, Senior Engineering Director at NBTY, will explain how NBTY’s FAT Work Product paid off during a recent implementation.

Learn how FATs can help companies achieve capital project excellence by:

  • Defining criteria explicitly in requests for proposal (RFPs)
  • Minimizing miscommunication and misunderstanding
  • Preparing documents fairly under good standard business practices 

  • Responding more quickly to business needs and reducing turmoil
  • Completing vertical start-up lines more consistently and effectively
  • Establishing equipment design expectations for sustainable OEE


Speaker Bios:

Jose Rios, Sr. Engineering Director, NBTY

Jose Rios is Senior Director of Engineering and leads three highly focused teams: Engineering, Technical Engineering, and Engineering Strategic Initiatives, to build upon the collective strengths in the Engineering organization and bring greater level of excellence.

Since joining NBTY in 2014 as director of engineering, he has led engineering in the South East, West, and Canada regions. Primarily responsible for the regional capital plan, Jose supported safety, quality, service, and efficiency through the execution of capital projects, process development, and organizational capability development.

Prior to NBTY, Jose was the senior operations manager for Starbucks Roasting Plant and ConAgra where he implemented Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) tools for operations, maintenance, and engineering. In previous roles, Jose was responsible for the engineering and maintenance functions at Dannon, Pepsi, and Hershey. Overall, his experience includes more than 20 years in the food, beverage, and nutraceuticals industries.


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