ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA to Provide Training Courses at MESA Conference
Research Triangle Park, NC (29 June 2005) - ISA will provide two half-day training courses at the MESA conference on Monday, September 26, 2005 in Orlando, FL.
The courses, "Overview of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Implementation using the ANSI/ISA-95 Standards" and "Overview of Enterprise/Control Integration Implementation Using ANSI/ISA-95 Standards," will run from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. CEU's will be offered for each course.
"Overview of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Implementation using the ANSI/ISA-95 Standards" will provide an overview to Part 3 of the ISA-95 standard "Activity Models of Manufacturing Operations Management". Attendees will gain an understanding of how ISA-95 is used to specify and evaluate MES system functionality related to Production, Quality, Maintenance, and Inventory Operations Management. The seminar will introduce the standard activity models, the tasks performed by the activities and the high level data flows that exist between the activities.
"Overview of Enterprise/Control Integration Implementation Using ANSI/ISA-95 Standards" will focus on introducing students to the integration of enterprise and manufacturing systems using the models defined in the ISA-95 standards. They will learn how ISA-95 is used to support business to manufacturing integration within the overall supply chain and the business drivers associated with this integration. The standard terminology and formal data models used to support the exchange of enterprise and manufacturing information will also be introduced.
"The ISA-95 series of standards are gaining rapid acceptance by many manufacturing companies and manufacturing software solution providers. Collaboration between MESA International, ISA and the WBF to provide professional training materials on using the standards is a proficient way to provide the industry with the essential training needed to implement ISA-95," stated Keith Unger of Stone Technologies and Chairman of the ISA-SP95 committee.
ISA will also feature a free 90-minute briefing on ISA-95 for managers at the event.
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).
WBF provides an open forum for the exchange of information related to the management, operation, and automation of manufacturing processes. Created in 1994, members of the non-profit, professional organization include end-users, vendors, consultants and academics. WBF provides organization, management, and structure to facilitate networking among its members and sharing of knowledge and information related to manufacturing processes. WBF documents best practices and guidelines for implementation of standards that apply to batch control and the exchange of batch data, as well as conducting technical conferences and technical training programs. WBF is a founding charter member of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org). More information about WBF is available at www.wbf.org.
OMAC–The Open Modular Architecture Controls Users’ Group (www.omac.org) is an affiliate organization of ISA- The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society- and works to collectively derive common solutions for both technical and non-technical issues in the development, implementation, and commercialization of open, modular architecture control (OMAC) technologies, and to facilitate the accelerated development and convergence of industry and government developed OMAC technology guidelines to one set that satisfies common use requirements. OMAC has about 500 member representatives from end-user companies, OEM's, and technology providers and integrator companies. OMAC currently operates three Work Groups: Packaging Machinery, Manufacturing Infrastructure, and Machine Tool. OMAC is a founding charter member of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).