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Vendor organization and management


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Complex programs require use of a single prime system integrator responsible managing subcontractors and integration risk. Never use multiple prime integrators.

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Vendor organization and management

  1. 1. Best practices for vendor management using a prime system integrator Brad Ring Keywords: blade servers, A/C data center solution, best practices, program management, strategic planning, IT infrastructure and fiber optic conduit integrity Technology leadership, System engineering, Transportation, tolling, ITS, intelligent transportation system, fiber optic cable, system integration, design review, requirements review, cap ex, op ex, testing, review, schedule, scalability, maintainability.Article extract: Establish a prime system integrator to manage all subcontractors. 1
  2. 2. Methodology Multiple technology vendor structure shifts program risk to the Concession. Results in increased integration risk, schedule risk and liability. 2
  3. 3. Original organization structure 3
  4. 4. Recommended organization structure 4
  5. 5. Benefits of prime system integrator 1. Shifts integration risk and program management risk to vendor. 2. Increases accountability for resolving issues. 3. Decreases design complexity. 4. Increases system maintainability. 5. Decreases operations and maintenance costs. 6. Reduces capital costs. 5
  6. 6. Participating stakeholders Brad Ring Multiple system integrators For more information contact: 6