M+W Group Upcoming Events
ISPE Boston Area Chapter Presents:
AUTOMATION: At the Crossroads with IT Interfaces
Thursday, May 16, 2013
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
500 Kendall Street, Cambridge, MA 02142
Should process control automation be interfaced with IT infrastructure? To answer that question, perhaps we can learn from the sage advice of Yogi Berra, who famously once said, “When you come to a fork in the road…take it.” When we consider where process control automation is headed and the demands of new paradigms like knowledge management and Stage 3-Continued Process Verification, such interfaces are quickly becoming a necessity rather than an option. Attendees will learn about the changing role of the automation engineer, as well as some of the drivers and issues.
Process Data Management and the Changing Role of the Automation Engineer
As the need for business and process data grows, companies are commissioning more specialized computerized systems, sometimes with a great deal of overlap leading to redundant data being stored in multiple systems. ANSI/ISA95 (Enterprise-Control System Integration) addresses this problem by setting standards for communications within the enterprise layers of manufacturing and operations.
Jordan Croteau is an Automation Engineer in Biogen Idec Cambridge Manufacturing Engineering.
Implementing an Equipment Monitoring System with an Operations Information Infrastructure
This presentation describes the installation of an automated Equipment Monitoring System providing “review by exception” electronic reports with automated routing and e-signature approvals to replace an existing manual paper-based GMP record for logging equipment temperature readings, and related process data and information.
Kenneth S. Kovacs is the QA Business Systems Manager at Fujirebio Diagnostics, Inc. in Malvern, PA and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC).
Glenn Restivo is the Director of Business Development Life Sciences, Chemicals, Food and Nutrition for M+W Automation. His role is to develop and promote automation and manufacturing IT solutions for pilot and commercial manufacturing addressing industry, business and regulatory challenges.