ISA publishes guide to manufacturing operations management
Best practices in ISA-95 highlighted in "Hitchhiker's Guide"
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 ways to lower total cost of ownership for manufacturing IT architectures and manufacturing, as well as reducing supply chain operational costs. The book provides coverage on how the application of ISA-95, the Enterprise-Control Integration Standard, helps 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.
For more information on this resource, or any of the resources that ISA offers, visit www.isa.org/books .
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