Oh, this is truly good! Honest!

Just received this press release from ISA. This is great, especially if the CD is searchable by keyword.

They saved the best for last...Paul Whittaker on "Missed Opportunity Reporting"

Paul Whittaker is from Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (after the merger with PhelpsDodge a couple of months ago).  His paper won an award for best project at the awards dinner on Tuesday night. He began with a famous quote.

Data Transaction Efficiency in Batch Control: Eliminating the Middleman

by Scott W. Sommer, PE, CAP, Jacobs Engineering Group. (Again, this was an excellent talk but so graphics intensive I can't blog it and do it justice)...

Standards Update

Dressed as football players, complete with helmets, Dennis Brandl, Keith Unger, Charlie Gifford, Lynn Craig, and Dave Chappell gave updates on the standards of interest to WBF. Brandl talked about the SP88 update of Part 1. They are getting rid of the fuzziness, now that we have 10 years.

ISA-95 applied as an analysis tool

by Bianca Scholten, Partner, Ordina OPGELOST "I'm going to do this in high heels," she started out, referring to the end of my own presentation. "And in English," she continued. "It is important to talk about language.

About the Automation Federation...

by Maurice Wilkins, Chairman of WBF Maurice gave a short update on the Automation Federation......

Realizing the Benefits of Finite Capacity Scheduling to Manage Batch Production Systems

by Glen Wirth and Marcus Tennant, Rockwell Automation, and Vincent de Gast, Systems Navigator The most common scheduling tools are spreadsheets and batch lists, that are manually updated and do simple calculations, or ERP systems, that tell you what is needed, what is available, and what is required.

Real Time Performance Monitoring Improves Asset Capability of a Batch Process

by Sandra Vann and Mike Williams, The Dow Chemical Company, and James Destro, Consultant-Siemens. Remember the slide Lynn Craig showed? "Use Money to Make Money?" This is about doing that. How do I ensure that I can get my best return on my tangible asset-- the physical plant.

Implementation of Object Models...

Steven Munoz Trochez, University of Cauca. Munoz presented a case study using S-95 models. Advantages of the Functional Data Flow Model: it is flexible and allows collecting information frome xperts by means of interviews, can be used in bedium or big companies, and it is not strict concerning its...

Now for ISA-95 Applications

KEEPING MES SIMPLE Where is Denmark? It's a small country in Europe...just below Norway and Sweden and on top of Germany. Maybe we don't all need a full blown MES system... Avoid the Big Bang implementation of a full-blown MES...maybe not all manufacturing companies need MES to make their...