CIDX to endorse ISA standards

  • November 20, 2007
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Research Triangle Park, NC (20 November 2007)- The Chemical Industry Data Exchange (CIDX), a not-for-profit global trade and standards organization, and ISA announced an agreement that will formalize the sharing of information and benefits between both memberships.The nature of the CIDX/ISA agreement includes:1.CIDX involvement in and endorsement of ISA 88 (batch control standard) and ISA 95 (enterprise and control integration standard)2.Two ISA limited memberships to CIDX staff3.Multiple CIDX limited memberships to ISA staff in order to participate on relevant CIDX PALM projects4.Special membership pricing to CIDX members for ISA membership.The agreement formalizes CIDX's participation and affiliation with ISA and The Open O&M Initiative, a standards industry consortium, which is working to create system and data interoperability standards in manufacturing operations, maintenance and enterprise asset management. "Plant asset lifecycle management (PALM) is the next frontier in operations profitability for chemical companies," said CIDX Executive Director John Wheeler. "Standards that are being developed today in this arena will ensure the smooth and consistent flow of critical information between plant assets and enterprise management systems. It is an enormous value opportunity for our members and our industry.""This agreement provides ISA an avenue for reaching and educating chemical companies on the interoperability standards that are being developed. With the CIDX leadership, we hope to see chemical companies become early adopters of these standards because of the intrinsic value they offer," said T.S."Chip" Lee, ISA Director of Publishing Services. Joint activities between the two groups will include bi-annual meetings to discuss the activities outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding and subjects of mutual interest between ISA and CIDX.About CIDXCIDX is a global trade association and standards body dedicated to improving and securing electronic connectivity for chemical companies and their trading partners. Chemical industry leaders from around the world including chemical producers, suppliers, marketplaces and industry consultants participate in CIDX and built the Chem eStandards to carry out highly secure transactions with suppliers and customers over the Internet. Learn More

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