Communication Through B2MML – Is That Possible?

Overview:

Many of you have certainly heard about the ISA S95 standard, and you know that it treats the subject of how Enterprise/business systems should be integrated with manufacturing and control systems You might also be aware that of B2MML (Business to Manufacturing Markup Language), a set of XML schemas corresponding to the S95 object models, is intended to be used for data exchange between a business system and a manufacturing system. This paper describes experiences of using the B2MML schemas in real applications. What happens if the Business system does not export the data in a format compliant with the schemas? What about reliability for the data being exchanged? Were extensions or restrictions needed on the schemas? Which are the reasons for choosing to use B2MML? Is it practically possible to communicate using B2MML? Benefits, difficulties, compromises, challenges etc of using the B2MML schemas in practical applications will be described in the paper.

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Author: Heike Schumacher, Charlotta Johnsson, WBF

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