Many manufacturers attempt Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives without an aligned MOM system strategy and fail. Many manufacturers attempt MOM systems without an aligned CI initiative and fail. As a result, a new global industrial revolution has begun based on how to optimize manufacturing plants by combining CI methods with an adaptive MOM system architecture put into place using a Manufacturing Transformation Strategy. Though manufacturers are still transforming raw materials into valuable products, their needs have evolved.

Maturity models help to create a shared vision of process improvement within the organization an to set priorities based on objective measurements.

The course explains how ISA-95 can be used as an assessment of the current and as a design tool for the future, improved way of working. A maturity capability assessment does not only deliver the current maturity level, but provides guidelines for structured step-by-step improvement: a plan.
In the roadmap, each MOM project ROI identifies corrective actions to mitigate risks through required change to organization structure, process, personnel and technology. Traditionally, industrial companies view manufacturing cost reduction as only a labor cost issue. Often, it is not even the biggest cost factor. Significant cost reduction is a matter of effective work processes across plants and supply chain operations for normal and abnormal operating states. The real solution for effective work processes requires simultaneous changes in organization structure, operations processes, and employee skill sets all of which are enabled by MOM technologies.

  • Discuss why a Manufacturing Transformation Strategy is needed.
  • Descibe the Lean and Six Sigma methods and how MES/MOM supports those methods to establish improvements.
  • Describe the structure of the Manufacturing Maturity Model.
  • Identify tools, such as ISA-95, that can help to assess our current manufacturing (capability) maturity as basis for a manufacturing systems roadmap.
  • Describe the elements of a maturity assessment.
  • Introduction
    • Why A Transformation Strategy?
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Manufacturing Maturity Model
    • Four Domains: Process, Structure, People and IT
  • Manufacturing Capability Maturity Assessment
  • Conclusions and Wrap-Up

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. MESA White Paper #38: Building a Manufacturing Transformation Strategy with ISA-95 Methods
2. MESA White Paper #53: MESA MOM Capability Maturity Model Version 1.0