ISA publishes guide to manufacturing operations management

Best practices in ISA-95 highlighted in "Hitchhiker's Guide"

By Plant Engineering Staff April 9, 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 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.

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