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Main Automation Contractor (MAC) Evaluation and Selection

This ARC STAR service includes both selection criteria and guided workflow steps for choosing the optimum Main Automation Contractor to manage your project.


The scope of the criteria cover the needs of customers in selection of a MAC for both Brownfield or Greenfield projects.  The guide allows those involved in specifying a Main Automation Contractor make faster, better, and more rigorous decisions. 

The need for a qualified Main Automation Contractor has never been more important than it is today.  With corporate staffing as lean as it is, and expansion projects focused on higher quality, quantities and greater agility, selecting the right MAC is critical for insuring project success.

Main Automation Contractor selection has become mission-critical.  In major projects, the role of the MAC and the products they specify, have become extremely complex and challenging to manage.  The MAC role includes a combination of technology, training, and long term support over a wide range of technologies and systems.  While products play a major role in selection, potential MAC suppliers also have differing levels of domain expertise, geographical presence, knowledge of vertical industries, and project execution methodology.  These must all be evaluated in the MAC supplier selection process.
 
ARC has been researching the MAC market for decades and we know the issues:

• Presence in a region
• Competency in an application area
• Certifications to perform work
• Familiarity with local standards
• Relationships with vendors
• Competency with vendor offerings
• Meets schedules
• Offers training
• Offers critical assistance
• Integrates with customer personnel and processes
• Access to additional resources
• History of past projects
• Project execution record/visibility
• Project management process
This ARC STAR Service will help you select the best available MAC to meet your needs now and in the future. 


For more information or to discuss how this service can help you, please Contact us Today!



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