• ISA95 charts upcoming work

    The ISA95 standards committee, Enterprise-Control System Integration, made plans for activities on multiple fronts during a meeting in West Chester, Ohio, 12-14 October 2015. The meeting was hosted by Procter & Gamble.

    Much of the planning involved coordinating work with ISO/IEC Joint Working Group 5, which handles the review and development of the documents at the IEC/ISO level. Joint Working Group 5 is led by long-time ISA95 lead editor Dennis Brandl.

    The committee scheduled face-face meetings for 2016 as follows:

    • ISA95, 2-4 February, Dallas, Texas
    • Joint Working Group 5, 15-17 March, Rome, Italy
    • ISA95, 20-22 June, Andover, Massachusetts


    Attendees also reviewed a proposal for a potential working group and extension of electronic batch record management to the ISA95 committee.  The work would be based in part on ISA-95 Part 4 workflow and routing concepts combined with the ISA-88 Part 4 production batch record. The proposal will be developed further in the coming months.

    Have an idea for an ISA standard, book, training course, conference topic, or other product or service? Send it to idea@isa.org.For information on ISA95, contact Charley Robinson, ISA Standards, crobinson@isa.org.