MESA International's 'Where Manufacturing Meets IT' blog is written by MESA Working Groups and Members. Topics include how and why to use IT in Manufacturing, Smart Manufacturing, MES/MOM, analytics and much more.
We are living longer than ever before. We are healthier than ever before. We have more doctors, hospitals, medicines and health products than ever before. But, we have a problem with continuing to make these improvements. It still takes too long to get medicines and medical devices from lab to doctor to the patient, especially as we use more outsourcing and supply chain partners during the entire product development lifecycle. This talk presents the concept and examples of Enterprise Recipe Management, a method for the process industries to manage product definitions across their internal production chain and their extended supply chain. Companies using this approach have significantly reduced time and cost of technology transfers and validation. This talk will provide a foundation to understand how to use the ISA 88 and IEC 61512-3 standards for recipe management and the MESA BatchML standards for information exchanges in implementing Enterprise Recipe Management. Speaker Bio: Dennis Brandl is the founder and chief consultant for BR&L Consulting, specializing in Manufacturing IT applications, including Business-to-Manufacturing Integration, MES solutions, General and Site Recipe implementations, and automation system security. He has been involved in automation system design and implementation in a wide range of applications over the past 25 years. They have included biotech, pharmaceutical, chemical plants and oil refineries, food manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, and aerospace systems. Dennis Brandl has been an active member of the ISA 95 Enterprise/Control System Integration committee for the past ten years and is editor of the set of standards. He is a USA expert on batch control to IEC, is the former chairman of the ISA 88 Batch System control committee, and is the chairman of the IEC and ISO Joint Working Group on Enterprise/Control Integration. Mr. Brandl has written numerous papers and articles on business to manufacturing integration and flexible manufacturing solutions, has a regular column in Control Engineering, and has authored the book “Design Patterns for Flexible Manufacturing”, available through ISA. Brandl has a BS in Physics and an MS in Measurement and Control from Carnegie-Mellon University, and a MS in Computer Science from California State University.