Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Press Release: MESA International's Global Education Program announces first date of B2MML & Integration Fundamentals Program

One-day course focuses on business-to-manufacturing integration

CHANDLER, ARIZ., June 26, 2013 - MESA International is offering its first ever B2MML & Integration Fundamentals program on September 9, 2013 in Raleigh, NC. The one-day course will cover the fundamentals in plant-to-enterprise integration using B2MML and ISA-95 standards, and offers participants a MESA Certificate of Competency for successful completion.

Integration of business systems to shop floor systems can be a complex, time consuming task, but applying the best practices as identified in the ISA-95 standard, and the MESA B2MML implementation of the standard, can help manufacturers significantly reduce the risk, cost, and time of an integration project. This new class will help companies that are thinking about plant-to-enterprise integration projects identify the best path forward - showing them the potential pitfalls in the integration process and how to avoid them.

This class is intended for those starting, thinking about or currently supporting an integration project. It covers all of the important aspects of integration, and also highlights how real users of the B2MML standard have used it to completely automate ERP to MES integration.

"The MESA Global Education Program arms companies and individuals with best practices and working knowledge to safely and effectively leverage today's software-based solutions to drive real value for their business," said Mike Yost, President, MESA International. "Our goal is to educate companies and individuals within the industry on "how" and "why" to use Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions in their production operations. When it comes to plant-to-enterprise integration projects, this is clearly a need. The B2MML & Integration Fundamentals program is an important step in MESA's efforts to address that need for the industry."

To learn more about the course, visit:
To register for this class, visit: Space is limited - so sign up today to reserve your seat.

The course is also available as a private, in-house program. For more information about holding an in-house program for your company or industry group, please contact Nancy Kolling at
About MESA International
MESA International (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) is a global not-for-profit industry association dedicated to improving outcomes for businesses and their people through the use of manufacturing information. MESA is comprised of manufacturers, producers, solution providers, and industry thought leaders collaborating to formulate practical strategies to turn plant-floor data into valuable knowledge for enterprise success. We do this by:
  • Collecting, sharing, and publishing best practices to help drive greater productivity and the overall profitability of the manufacturing enterprise. Over 800 webcasts, guidebooks, whitepapers, studies, and surveys are available for download in our Resource Library
  • Educating professionals through our IACET-accredited MESA Global Education Program (GEP).
  • Facilitating collaboration among members in over 40 countries who connect, contribute, cultivate understanding, and exchange strategies to drive business results through real-time enterprise and Plant to Enterprise (P2E) integration.
  • Creating partnerships with other industry associations and experts like the World Batch Forum (WBF). Our 2012 merger broadens our knowledge of ISA-95 related standards like B2MML, and ISA-88 related standards like BatchML.
The bottom line?  Members benefit from knowing what MESA knows.

DeAnn Fedyski
MESA International 

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