ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA Publishes Guide to Manufacturing Operations Management
Research Triangle Park, NC (29 March 2007) - ISA recently announced the publication of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to Manufacturing Operations Management: ISA-95 Best Practices Book 1.0." Industry expert Charlie Gifford serves as the editor and a contributing author of the resource.
The text shows the way to dramatically lower total cost of ownership for manufacturing IT architectures and manufacturing, as well as reducing supply chain operational costs. The methodologies and technical applications presented in this ISA-95/MESA Best Practices book will help professionals start out on the right track. This book provides in-depth coverage on how the application of ISA-95, the Enterprise-Control Integration Standard, to help lower costs of manufacturing operations management systems and their enterprise and plant interfaces. It consists of a series of related "how-to" white papers described in the context of ISA-95 models, definitions, and data exchanges.
The authors explain the business cases for using evolving ISA-95 methods to effectively design, implement, change and optimize the manufacturing operations management business processes and supporting system architectures within the distributed pull supply chains.
For more information on this resource, or any of the resources that ISA offers, visit www.isa.org/books.
Founded in 1945, ISA (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).