Live from WBF 2008-- Bianca Sholten asks a second question...

Should Operators Speak ISA-95? Bianca Scholten Ordina Technical Automation Presenter • Bianca Scholten • Fellow • Ordina Technical Automation • IT company, > 5000 employees • Author of “The Road to Integration; A Guide to Applying the ISA-95 Standard in Manufacturing” • Co-author of “The hitchhiker’s guide to Manufacturing • Voting member of SP95 Agenda • Typical technician’s interface • Babylonian confusion of tongues • The perfect world: speak the same language • Advantages • Feasibility of ISA-95 as a standard language • The road to integration • So, should operators speak ISA-95? Advantages • ISA-88 has proven advantages • Faster and easier integration • Improved communication with external parties • Less errors, shorter projects • Improved basis for benchmarking • Improved internal communication (people + systems) • Faster integration of newly bought production facilities • Easier management of data in separate systems Feasibility • Applicability of ISA-95 during… • Preparation • Functional specifications • Data management • Vertical integration The road to integration • Management choice • Basic training course • Company specific workshop • Process modelling • Training of people involved • Templates for documents, specs • Speak ’95 with external parties • Use ’95 object models for custom software • ’95 compliance as a selection criterium • Train system’s end users So, should operators speak ISA-95? •  Yes! •  But don’t go scheduling training courses for next week! •  Top down approach •  Systems first, users will follow naturally •  Long term advantages, strong management needed Questions?