ISA Interchange

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

How Can We Develop and Motivate New Automation Professionals?

The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program...
Greg McMillan Sep 11, 2020 5:00:00 AM

How COVID-19 Has Changed the Future of Work in the Industrial Sector

This is the first part of a multi-part blog series.
Contributing Author Aug 21, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Managing Continuous Improvement in Manufacturing

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

Inclusion Work in STEM: A Conversation with ISA Member and EMPower List Honoree Rhonda Pelton [Q&A]

Rhonda Pelton, a member of the International Society of Automation (ISA) and a former director of IS...
Kara Phelps Jul 10, 2020 5:15:00 AM

Understanding OEE in Manufacturing Operations Management [Book Excerpt]

Recently, there has been renewed interest in monitoring manufacturing production efficiencies in rea...
Contributing Author Jul 7, 2020 5:30:00 AM

Mechanical Engineering Student Becomes MIT's First Black Woman Student President

Danielle Geathers, a mechanical engineering student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MI...
Kara Phelps Jun 5, 2020 5:15:00 AM

COVID-19 and Industrial Cybersecurity: Studies in Risk Response

I never thought that I’d be comparing toilet-roll purchasing habits with cybersecurity risk manageme...
Contributing Author Jun 2, 2020 5:15:00 AM

Functional Safety Culture: What Is a Business Leader's Role?

You’re on the business side of the enterprise, not on the engineering side—how could functional safe...
Jennifer Infantino Halsey May 12, 2020 5:15:00 AM

5 Ideas to Help 'Green' the Automation Industry—and Make Some Green

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 has led to mass quarantines, stay at home orders, and social dista...
Chris Sciulli Apr 21, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Auto Manufacturers Could Build Ventilators: The Power of Standards in a Global Crisis

As COVID-19 shutters manufacturing plants in North America and around the world, GM, Ford, and Tesla...
Kara Phelps Mar 19, 2020 1:49:27 PM

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