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Welcome to the official blog of the International Society of Automation (ISA).

This blog covers numerous topics on industrial automation such as operations & management, continuous & batch processing, connectivity, manufacturing & machine control, and Industry 4.0.

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Grant Vokey

Grant Vokey

Grant Vokey is the principal consultant for Vokey Consulting. With 20 years of diverse manufacturing operations experience and 15 years of integrating information technology (IT) systems into the manufacturing floor, he has developed a strong understanding of how manufacturing companies work and the information needed to operate at world-class levels. Grant’s experience, coupled with continuous training and 10 years as a Certified Operations Manager, has also provided him with an excellent understanding of industry best practices and best-in-class utilization of manufacturing execution systems (MES). Using this knowledge, he has been a subject matter expert for developing industry-leading MES applications/solutions, a program manager for multiple MES programs, and a lead consultant on implementations of MES in various verticals (electronics, industrial equipment, automotive manufacturing, and metal fabrication). Grant is the author of CoE: The Key to Data-Driven Manufacturing and the coauthor of the book MES: An Operations Management Approach, Second Edition.

Recent Posts:

How Much Does Rework/Repair Really Cost?

Production cost is fairly easy to determine, or is it? Determine the number of operations, the cost ...
Grant Vokey May 21, 2024 7:00:00 AM

Symptom vs. Cause vs. Root Cause

Every investigation into a problem includes the question, Have we found the root cause?" followed by...
Grant Vokey Feb 6, 2024 8:00:00 AM

Is IT/OT Convergence Just a Buzz Term?

So, is “IT/OT convergence” just another gimmicky buzz term? You could argue that it is. Whenever som...
Grant Vokey Feb 9, 2021 5:30:00 AM

Managing Continuous Improvement in Manufacturing

Manufacturing companies use a number of methodologies in an effort to improve the efficiency of manu...
Grant Vokey Aug 4, 2020 5:15:00 AM

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