ISA Interchange

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.

The New Normal

“In the rush to return to normal, use this time to consider which parts of normal are worth rushing ...
Steve Mustard, ISA President Jun 15, 2021 5:30:00 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 Authors Aug 21, 2020 5:00:00 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...
Steve Mustard, ISA President Jun 2, 2020 5:15:00 AM

Pivoting to Ventilators: Q&A with Kash Behdinan, President of Pointfar Automation (Part 2)

This post is the second and final part of an interview we conducted with Kash Behdinan, president of...
Kara Phelps May 1, 2020 5:15:00 AM

Pivoting to Ventilators: Q&A with Kash Behdinan, President of Pointfar Automation (Part 1)

COVID-19 has created an unprecedented global need for ventilator machines. As medical suppliers scra...
Kara Phelps Apr 28, 2020 5:00:00 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

Companies Ramp Up Production of N95 Masks in Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 has exponentially increased the need for N95 disposable masks in hospitals and medical faci...
Kara Phelps Apr 3, 2020 5:15:00 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

Leveraging Technology to Work in the Age of Uncertainty

Globalization has been a very successful strategy for many businesses. Distributing the supply chain...
Contributing Authors Mar 18, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Harvard Business Review Analyzes Supply Chain Impacts of COVID-19

Harvard Business Review is predicting the peak of the impact of COVID-19 on global supply chains “wi...
Jennifer Halsey Mar 17, 2020 5:00:00 AM

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