Over the past couple of decades, much focus has been placed on creating standards for how products are “defined and documented” in information systems. In addition, the automation and control systems running manufacturing lines/plants have embraced more “open” technologies, easing the ability to integrate them with more enterprise systems.
Recently organizations have been driving toward process standardization and optimization across all similar operations. Industry standards such as ISA 88 (recipe standards) and ISA 95 (material, equipment and personnel standards) have been created to enable a common structure/language that can be used to describe an “Enterprise Recipe Management” (ERM) process. The next logical evolution of this standardization process is to create an open framework that can be leveraged across industries. The open framework will enable the development of ERM information systems that digitally connect product development and manufacturing operations while taking into account specific regional and manufacturing operations capabilities. This ERM Framework enables to capture the benefits from Industry 4.0 concepts as the Digital Thread.
New Product Introduction and ERM
The connection between Product Development and Manufacturing logically falls within the New Product Development and Introduction (NPDI) process of an organization. A common language connecting the functions within the NPDI processes is needed and, once established, it can be used within and across all ERM systems. These ERM systems will eliminate the need to manually transform product information, starting with the development processes, into manufacturing processes that are consistent across regions or manufacturing facilities. They will enable increased efficiency, productivity and quality of products as well as agility across the enterprise.
One important element of an effective ERM implementation is the ability to algorithmically convert and transform the information used in the NPDI processes, such as general recipes, into the executable recipes used by commercial Batch Execution Systems (BES). The transformations methods can be complex, but the transformation can be reliable and repeatable by creating and following corporate standards, and significantly reducing time to first production and improving cross-site consistency.
In this one-day workshop, the participant will combine theory and practical exercises to learn more about Enterprise Recipe Management, how to design and deploy ERM and how it improves NPDI processes. Next to the ISA-88 standard, this workshop is based on MESA White Papers 49 and 51.
Basic knowledge of the ISA-88 and ISA-95 standards.