How can a Center of Excellence (CoE) prevent common challenges with manufacturing operations management (MOM)? In this new book published by ISA, long-time consultant Grant Vokey explains the functions and structure of successful CoEs. This solid book has sections to support data-driven management, continuous improvement (CI), Industry 4.0, manufacturing execution system (MES) implementations, and strategic planning and management.
Tech-Clarity’s Julie Fraser reviewed this book in draft form and provided input on an excellent manuscript. The Tech-Clarity survey eBook The Manufacturing Data Challenge research is cited several times to illustrate common challenges and show the keys to success.
This CoE book builds logically from background materials into more specific whys, hows, and keys to success. The book includes information about standard ISA topics such as MOM, ISA-95, and ISO 9000. It has valuable illustrations to support deeper understanding. Julie’s favorite parts are the easy-to-follow examples and real-life experiences from Grant’s career that bring home the value of a CoE.
Thanks to Grant Vokey and the ISA publishing team for providing us the opportunity to support this work. We believe many manufacturers will benefit from the logical flow of this book and the range of topics it covers for a CoE to support excellence in operations.