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MESA White Paper #16: ISA-95: The Enterprise-Plant Link to Achieve Adaptive Manufacturing

Adaptive manufacturing flexibly develops, produces, and delivers demand-driven products, while optimally leveraging existing resources. However, in order for adaptive manufacturing to happen, manufacturers must seamlessly transfer knowledge for defining, scheduling, and producing products between their enterprise systems and shop-floor systems. For the majority of manufacturers, this integration is the weakest link in their supply chains. Version 1 released 9/23/2005. New version released 7/10/2007. Appears in the ISA Best Practices Book 1.0.

Date published: September 2005


  1. Eddie Whitfield, P.E., CPIM, CIRM, SAP Labs
  2. Satya Narayan Sahu, SAP Labs