OIT Times: BestPractices Steering Committee: Ensuring Responsiveness to Customer Needs
September 24, 2000
BestPractices uses an industry-based Steering Committee to ensure that the program is responsive to industry and effectively aligned with OIT Industries of the Future (IOFs). The 13-member Committee consists of decision-makers in R&D, marketing, or corporate management and includes members from companies representing each of the nine IOFs and the motor/drive, steam, pump, and compressed air industry associations.
The Steering Committee advises the BestPractices team on IOF customer needs and potential strategic initiatives. The Committee also champions BestPractices products and services to industry and provides pivotal links to Industry of the Future plants to facilitate technology and information transfer. The Steering Committee was initiated with a kickoff meeting in May, 2000, and is developing a technology implementation initiative and a 5-year program plan.