Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Implementing Business to MES integration using the ANSI/ISA-95 standards! #PAuto

ISA-95 Training Course in Cork -Ireland

Many manufacturing firms have made significant investments in flexible shop-floor execution systems and in sophisticated enterprise planning (ERP) systems. Those investments, however, cannot yield their full potential until each has access to the information and capabilities of the other.

The ANSI/ISA95 standard addresses that coordination problem by providing a sound, robust definition of business activities and the information that must flow between those two realms.

This course teaches the terminology used in Information Technology (IT) departments, so that manufacturing and IT personnel can effectively work together on integration projects. It defines an approach to integrating manufacturing systems with other business logistics systems using the models and functions defined in the ANSI/ISA95 standard. It also  describes in detail the information that must be shared between enterprise (ERP) and shop floor systems.

Enterprise/Control integration is the integration of the business and administrative processes managing the order and product with the manufacturing plant responsible for real-time process execution.

Business systems focus on optimising business processes and operational decision-making while manufacturing control systems focus on the control and optimization of real-time production processes and resources.

You will be able to:
  • Specify the requirements for an enterprise/control integration solution;
  • Understand the issues involved in the integration of logistics to manufacturing control;
  • Identify the business processes that need information from manufacturing systems;
  • Identify the manufacturing control processes that need information from business systems;
  • Understand the business drivers involved in integration;
  • Identify the detailed information associated with enterprise/control integration;
  • Understand the roles of UML, XML and B2MML in vertical integration;
  • Apply the ISA95 object models.
You will cover:
  • Standards and Models: ANSI/ISA-95.00.01 Standard | ANSI/ISA-95.00.02 Standard | MESA International Model | World Batch Forum B2MML XML Schemas
  • Business Processes: Procurement |Product Cost Accounting |Product Inventory Control | Maintenance |Production Planning and Scheduling
  • Production Processes: Detailed Production Scheduling | Production Tracking | Production Resource Management | Product Definition Management
  • Information Model: Production Resources | Process Segments | Product Definition and Capability | Production Schedules | Production Performance
Classroom/Laboratory Exercises:
  • Identify key business drivers for integration
  • Identify key business processes and the identification of the business objects
  • Identify process segment definitions
  • Develop shared product definition information

Length: 2 days
Investment: €1.295,00 p.p. excl. VAT, including the printed ISA-95 standards (value of about US$500,00) and catering
Dates; April 14th and 15th, 2015

Location; Depuy Site, Ringaskiddy, Cork, Ireland
Registration: Registration; send this Excel form to

Monday, March 2, 2015

District 12 DLC - Tel Aviv 14/17 Apl 2015!

The ISA Israel Section is organising this year's District 12 Leadership Conference, which will take place in Tel-Aviv, Israel on the 15th-16th May 2015.

Old city of Jaffa, Israel
• Book Conference registration fee & Gala dinner

• Book Hotel Room 
(Group rateup to 1st April) 

Both links are secured. 

Should you prefer to convey the credit card no. by phone please do not hesitate to call Ms Udi Kedem, the co-ordinator
Tel: +972-54-7700598 or 
e-mail: udi.kedem at
The Conference will be held at the Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel,115, Hayarkon st.,Tel-Aviv. The hotel is located on the Tel-Aviv beach promenade, alongside a beautiful sandy beach and overlooking the old city of Jaffa.

The program will consist the following
May 14th 2015 – arrival
May 15th 2015 – DLC, cocktail & Gala Dinner
May 16th 2015 – DLC
May 17th 2015 – Trip to Jerusalem City (Option)

Please mark your calendar for this important conference in which we can further our knowledge of ISA, help our Sections grow, network with other ISA members, and take time to enjoy ourselves in the process.

Further details of the event will be notified over the coming weeks, in the meantime pencil this date into your diary and notify members of the Sections who may wish to attend.

When tweeting suggested Hashtag: #D12DLC.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Message from Brian Curtis #ISAuto

As the end of 2014 approaches I will be handing over the D12 DVP role to Nilangshu Dey who will be the incoming DVP for D12 for the next two years. 

I look forward to working with Nilangshu in furthering the endevours of D12 and I know that you will support Nilangshu in forming new sections and developing the student sections.

Thank you all for your support and enthusiam for ISA in the past two years.

I Hope you all have a joyful Christmas & New Year and Best Wishes for 2015

Brian Curtis,
2013 & 2014 VP ISA District 12

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Data gathering for ISA Geographic Assembly!

Our District VP, Brian Curtis has sent the following message to leaders in our district. It is important that as many members as possible complete this short 9 question questionnaire. Note also the deadline of 2nd November and of course all answers will be treated as confidential!

The Geographic Assembly have set up a Data Gathering team to find out what is happening with industries in your section members local area.

The Data Gathering team have a short nine question survey that will assist them in gathering information relevent to your section and your members.

Can you as ISA leaders Please distribute this link to your Section members so that Geographical Assembly can have some data back for discussion during our deliberations in Kansas City (Fall Leaders' Meeting!). The members of the Data Gathering team believe that distributing this link from you personally will have a bigger impact than sending ‘another note’ to the ISA distribution list.

The link to the Geographic Assembly Data Gathering survey:

Can all section leaders and members from D12 respond to this request before 02 November 2014. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Best Regards
Brian Curtis

Monday, June 23, 2014

Automation courses for Europe & Middle East to year end!

The following is a list of ISA training courses being provided in Europe and the Middle East. These courses are for individuals or companies who are looking for ISA training across the area. Limited spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. Please note we also offer these seminars, courses at the location of your choice, click here for more information.

The course numbers identify the subject:
ISA is recognized worldwide as a leader in non-biased, vendor-neutral education and training programs for automation professionals. Industry professionals, whether an experienced engineer, practicing technician, or newcomer to the industry, can hone their skills at ISA’s regional training centers, through onsite training programs at their company, or via distance education. Many ISA courses are lab intensive to reinforce important skills.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Initial notification: DLC 2014 - Cork, Ireland

Cork City at night!
The ISA Ireland Section is honoured to be the organiser of this year’s District 12 Leadership Conference, which will take place in Cork, Ireland on the 9th and 10th of May.

The hotel!
The conference will be held at the Clarion Hotel in Cork City, a recently constructed hotel built on the waterfront overlooking the river Lee. 

Please mark your calendar for this important conference in which we can further our knowledge of ISA, help our Sections grow, network with other ISA members, and take time to enjoy ourselves in the process.

I will communicate further details of the event to you all over the coming weeks, in the mean time please pass this date onto members of your Sections who may wish to attend.

Kind Regards

David O’Brien
2014 DLC Coordinator
ISA Ireland Section


Monday, November 4, 2013

News form Nashville!

District 12 VP Brian Curtis has been elected Chairman of the ISA District Board for 2014, he is the fourth Chairman from the Ireland Section  in fourteen years years which is a great record.
Dept VP Chair 2013 Billy Walsh, President
Peggie Koon 2014 & Dist VP  Chair 2014 Brian Curtis

He will sit on the Executive Committee in 2014, possibly the last year of this committee.

Previous District 12 VPs who have held this position are Declan Lordan, Billy Walsh, and Kevin Dignam. Both Declan Lordan and Billy Walsh have also held the position of Department VP Chairman a position which also holds a seat on the Executive Committee!