THE WBF BOOK SERIES-APPLYING ISA 95 Implementation Experiences features: * Explanation of ISA 95 and ERP-MES integration * How to map SAP PP-PI, ISAN 94 Production Schedule and ISA 95 Production Performance * How to Use ISA 95 as a manufacturing enterprise Analytic tool ISA (International Society of Automation) standards 88 and 95 are manufacturing standards established in the late 1990s and periodically updated by the governing bodies responsible for them--the Instrumentation Society of America and the American National Standards Institute). The two standards set up protocols and uniform specifications for batch control systems, including types of control equipment, design of control systems and interpretation of batch control data. In Volume 4, the reader will find examples and case studies of how the ISA 95 standard is used to integrate manufacturing operations with the rest of the business enterprise--from inventory to accounting to customer relations. The ISA 88 and 95 standards have been around (and periodically updated) for nearly 20 years now, but little really helpful has been published on how to put those standards into use, particularly from a pragmatic, real-life experience point of view. The four books in this new series will do exactly that: explain to the manufacturing engineer, the controls engineers, and the industrial planner and manager alike how these standards translate into improved batch and continuous process operations--and ultimately how those operations can be integrated and automated into the general business operations (accounting, inventory, customer relations, product development) of the manufacturing concern.