Course Length:

CoC Classroom:  3 Hours; Post Event: 50 minutes for self-study and out-course assessment test
CEUs:    0.4


The course is an overview of the use of service-oriented architecture (SOA) for manufacturing as explained in the MESA SOA for Manufacturing Guidebook and in the Manufacturing 2.0 approach from the Gartner Group. Mfg 2.0 explains the manufacturing-specific requirements for SOA. There are differences between the SOA used for the enterprise through an Enterprise Services Bus (ESB) and the SOA used by the near real-time MES/MOM and automation systems in a plant through a Manufacturing Services Bus (MSB). Mfg 2.0 is differentiated from the so-called Manufacturing 1.0 architectures based on stand-alone client/server data base applications that attempted to represent business process modeling through point-to-point interfaces and custom data transformation between applications. The course provides a brief introduction to Mfg 2.0 and an overview of SOA elements and mechanisms. The separate manufacturing services bus (MSB) is required due to a high number of transactions, a high parametric data load and near real-time requirements for operations applications. The MSB may be scaled down to a plant or an area of a plant or across multiple production facilities depending on the transaction/data load and response requirements of the operations workflows being supported by the plant applications. A key aspect of Mfg 2.0 is the explanation that manufacturing master data management (Mfg MDM) is different than MDM on the ESB for the enterprise business processes. Mfg MDM services a different set of applications for manufacturing operations management such as dispatching, route execution, and alarm & event applications, which have a much more granular set of objects, attributes, and production rules than MDM that represents enterprise planning, (master) scheduling, and logistics. The Mfg MDM topic is mentioned with a basic definition as an identified critical SOAm design component. The form and role of MDM is very dependent on the specific industry and its product set, market segment, production type and complexity, and supply chain type. For instance, MDM is much different from life sciences to automotive to aerospace to electronics. Due to the high change rate of the Mfg 2.0 applications due to new product introductions, changes in SKU (stock-keeping units) counts, evolving process technologies documents and production scaling, Mfg MDM requires dedicated set of tools and services.

Learns will be able to:

1. Explain the 2 primary requirements for a Mfg 2.0 real-time architecture to enable a global supply network
a. Mfg Right-First-Time through Common Model Services
b. End-to-end collaboration of demand
2. Describe why plant agility and excellence simultaneously requires a SCALABLE Continuous Improvement Mfg 2.0 approach
a. Real-time architecture must use configurable, model-based applications
b. Common (reusable) components for business and operations processes
3. Describe differences between the Enterprise SOA through an Enterprise Services Bus (ESB) and Mfg SOA required for near real-time operations processes, MES/MOM, and automation through a Mfg Services Bus (MSB)
4. Explain differences between Mfg master data management (Mfg MDM) and MDM on the ESB for the enterprise business processes

Learner will cover:

1. Business Trends and Drivers
a. Key Manufacturing Trends
b. Trends Leveraged in Combination Deliver Result
c. Interesting Initiatives for Discrete Manufacturing Professionals
d. Drivers for Flexibility, Agility and Responsiveness
2. System View of a Manufacturing Company
a. Environment
b. Layered Enterprise View
c. SOAm
d. Manufacturing 2.0 Architecture
3. Service-Oriented Architecture’an Overview
a. What is SOA?
b. Using Standards to Get the Full SOA Benefit
c. Message Content and Format Standards
d. Service Platforms
e. WS-I (Web Services Interoperability) Profiles
f. Additional Web Service Specifications
4. Manuacturing Data Architecture CHALLENGES
5. Manufacturing Master data and the ISA-95 Enterprise Functional Model DEFINED
6. A Manuacturing Master Data Architecture APPROACH
7. Manufacturing Master Data Management in Manufacturing 2.0 Architectures
8. MFG. Data Architectural Principles and Implications
a. Clearly Establish Mfg. Data Ownership and Governance
b. MOM Data Shared
c. Mfg. Data Must Be Secure
d. Mfg. Data Available on Demand
e. Mfg. Data Accessible Globally
f.  Mfg. Data Structure Facilitates Adaptable Manufacturing
g. Mfg. Data Quality and Integrity Fit for Purpose
h. Mfg. Data Structure Based on a Single Common Mfg. Operations Definition
i. Mfg. Data Architecture Enables Order and Resource Tracking for Visibility, Optimization, and Regulatory Compliance
9. Seven Typical Mfg. Data Architecture Problems
a. A Common Mfg Data Architecture Resolves the Seven Problems
b. Mfg. Data Architecture Patterns
c. Mfg. Data Access Services Pattern
d. Mfg. Translation Service Pattern
e. Mfg. Canonical Data Model Pattern
f.  MOM Master Data Pattern
g. Business Lifecycle Pattern
h. Mfg. Data Cleansing Pattern
10. Manufacturing Data Governance

Assessment Test and Exercises:

1. In-Course Formative Assessment Test: 10 Questions, Open notes in discussion, Answers recorded in Test Form
2. Out-Course Summative Assessment Test: 10 Questions, Open notes in self study, Answers recorded in Test Form

Course Prerequisites: None

Reference Materials:
1. SOA in Manufacturing Guidebook