Standard Profits: Make2Pack and ISA88


David Chappell David Chappell is chair of the Make2Pack/ISA88 Part 5 standards development effort, with Complete Manufacturing Automation Associates - LLC, and retired Proctor & Gamble section manager for batch technologies. Help ISA88 committee members increase dialog about, completion of, interest in, and use of Make2Pack. Join in with your comments or questions to help the standard along, on your way to gaining competitive advantage, reducing overall costs by half. David A. Chappell, Make2Pack chair, and other ISA88 Part 5 committee members provide intelligence and specific links for this effort, spanning OMAC, WBF, and ISA standards efforts.

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What exactly is the Automation Object that Make2Pack is trying to describe?

Three possible components make up a Make2Pack (M2P) Automation Object.

March 05, 2010


There are three possible components that make up a Make2Pack (M2P) Automation Object. The Functional Strategy is always present while the Function and Recourse Managers are optional. If there are optional parts one might ask why have them at all as it may appear to add unnecessary complexity. This is a valid question and one that must be answered in such a way as to make their value unquestionable.

If you look at the current state of automobiles and consider that the windshield at one time did not exist as part of early automobiles, goggles worked just fine, thank you, and why have all the hassle of that extra weight and cleaning all that glass? Who now wants to revert to the goggles? I’m sure we can find some must the majority really wouldn’t like to deal with the “bugs in the teeth” issue.

Over the next few postings I hope to discuss this and other aspects of the Make2Pack work and how it relates to the ISA88 Part 5 draft underway.

Also read:

- Interdependence within ISA88; automation object and state diagram updates;
- ISA88 Part 5, draft 5: Resource manager allows one control to own another.

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Posted by David Chappell on March 5, 2010