ISA Extends Enterprise-Control System Integration Standards Series
Research Triangle Park, NC (18 May 2006) — ISA’s SP95 committee is
conducting what is expected to be the final review and voting on Part 5
of its widely used series of industry standards on enterprise-control
The ISA-95 standards help to reduce the costs, risks, and errors
associated with implementing enterprise systems and manufacturing
operations systems so that they interoperate and easily integrate. The
standards may also be used to reduce the effort associated with
implementing new product offerings.
The Part 5 standard, focusing on business-to-manufacturing transactions,
extends the ISA-95 series by specifying the information exchanges to
support the object models defined in the previously published ISA-95
Part 1 standard, “Models and Terminology,” and Part 2, “Object Models
and Attributes.” The exchanges are intended to enable information
collection, retrieval, transfer and storage in support of
enterprise-control system integration. The models covered are: Personnel
Model, Material Model, Equipment Model, Process Segment Model,
Capability Model, Product Definition Model, Production Schedule Model,
and Production Performance Model.
“The completion of Part 5 will mark another key milestone in the growing
adaptation and use of the ISA-95 standards,” stated ISA-SP95 Chairman
Keith Unger of Stone Technologies Inc.