Implementing Business to MES Integration Using the ANSI/ISA95 Standard (IC55)

Length: 2 days
CEU Credits: 1.4
Course Hours: 8:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
Certification of Completion: A Certificate of Completion indicating the total number of CEUs earned will be provided upon successful completion of the course.
Related Course: Applying Manufacturing Execution Systems (IC60)


Many manufacturing firms have made significant investments in flexible shop-floor execution systems and in sophisticated enterprise planning (ERP) systems. Those investments, however, cannot yield their full potential until each has access to the information and capabilities of the other. The ANSI/ISA95 standard addresses that coordination problem by providing a sound, robust definition of business activities and of the information that must flow between those two realms. This course also teaches the terminology used in Information Technology (IT) departments so that manufacturing and IT personnel can effectively work together on integration projects.

You will be able to:

  • Specify the requirements for an enterprise/control integration solution
  • Identify the issues involved in the integration of logistics to manufacturing control
  • Identify the business processes that need information from manufacturing systems
  • Identify the manufacturing control processes that need information from business systems
  • Explain the business drivers involved in integration
  • Identify the detailed information associated with enterprise/control integration
  • Discuss the roles of UML, XML, and B2MML in vertical integration
  • Apply the ISA95 object models 

You will cover:

  • Standards and Models: ANSI/ISA95 Standards | MESA International Model | WBF B2MML XML Schemas
  • Business Processes: Procurement | Product Cost Accounting | Product Inventory Control | Maintenance | Production Planning and Scheduling
  • Production Processes: Detailed Production Scheduling | Production Tracking | Production Resource Management | Product Defination Management
  • Information Model: Production Resources | Process Segments | Product Definition and Capability | Production Schedules | Production Performance

Classroom/Laboratory Exercises:

  • Identify key business drivers for integration
  • Identify key business processes and objects
  • Identify process segment definitions
  • Develop shared product definition information

Includes ISA Standards:

  • ANSI/ISA95.00.01-2000 - Enterprise-Control System Integration, Part 1: Models and Terminology 
  • ANSI/ISA95.00.02-2001 - Enterprise-Control System Integration, Part 2: Object Model Attributes 
  • ANSI/ISA95.00.03-2005 - Enterprise-Control System Integration, Part 3: Models of Manufacturing Operations Management 
  • World Batch Forum B2MML Schema Documentation (
  • ANSI/ISA-95.00.04-2012 - Enterprise-Control System Integration − Part 4: Objects and attributes intergration
  • ANSI/ISA-95.00.04-2012 - Enterprise-Control System Integration − Part 5: Business-to-Manufacturing Transactions
  • ANSI/ISA–95.00.06–2014 - Enterprise-Control System Integration - Part 6: Messaging Service Model

Not sure this particular course is for you?
pre-instructional survey is available for you to evaluate your level of understanding of the course material and to show you the types of questions you'll be able to answer after completing the course.

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