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 material and information contained on this website is for general information purposes only. ISA blog posts may be authored by ISA staff and guest authors from the automation community. Views and opinions expressed by a guest author are solely their own, and do not necessarily represent those of ISA. Posts made by guest authors have been subject to peer review.

Why Are Process Automation Projects So Difficult to Manage?

Reflecting on my long career as a project manager, I have come to realize process automation project...
Lee Swindler Feb 3, 2020 7:42:13 AM

Why Systems Integrators Need to Advance Beyond Traditional Instrumentation and Control Skill Sets

This post was authored by Collin Dailey, a technology development engineer at Phoseon Technology, an...
Contributing Authors Jul 31, 2019 9:00:12 AM

The Seven Key Aspects of Automation Projects for Project Managers

The art and science of project management gives us useful knowledge and powerful tools and technique...
Dzhamshid Safin Mar 4, 2019 10:42:10 AM

Webinar Recording: Large Industrial Project Execution

This post was written in conjunction with an ISA co-hosted webinar on large project execution. The I...
Lee Swindler Apr 24, 2017 9:00:18 AM

Why Are Automation Projects So Challenging?

This is an excerpt from the July/August 2013 issue of InTech magazine by Raymond Teaster and Dave Ad...
Contributing Authors Jan 20, 2014 10:42:25 AM

What are the Benefits of Using Remote Automation Systems Support?

This guest post is authored by Kirk Norris, senior vice president of strategic manufacturing solutio...
Contributing Authors Dec 18, 2013 10:42:00 AM

Managing Industrial Supplier Relationships: Focus on Quantifiable Metrics

This post was authored by Roy Kok, vice president of sales and marketing at Ocean Data Systems.
Contributing Authors Sep 16, 2013 10:42:51 AM

Eight Steps Critical to a Complete Industrial Supplier Selection Process

This post was authored by Roy Kok, vice president of sales and marketing at Ocean Data Systems.
Contributing Authors Apr 29, 2013 1:50:08 PM

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