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22 INTECH NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 WWW.ISA.ORG New challenges and opportunities for manufacturing technologies and standards across industries By Charlie Gifford and David Daff I ntelligent manufacturing in many forms has gained momentum and much press. The industrial systems market is flooded with new terms and concepts that have differ - ent meanings from industry to industry: smart manufacturing, Internet of Things (IoT), Indus - trial Internet of Things (IIoT), intelligent de- vices, intelligent machines, intelligent systems, smart grid, and Industry 4.0's cyber-physi cal. The ideas behind these buzzwords have brought new challenges and opportunities for manu - facturing technologies and standards across industries. Although actual successful deploy - ment and realized business cases are still lim- ited, engineering methods are rapidly evolving due to the investment of innovators. Harmonizing the installed base of large, dis- tributed, heterogeneous plant systems (tech- nology and businesses) brings many chal- lenges. The systems span multiple reliable and unreliable networks containing the instrument/ device (ISA-95 Level 1); intelligent device, pro- cess control, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) functions (Level 2); opera- tions management functions (Level 3); and en- terprise planning and logistics functions (Level ISA-95 evolves to support smart manufacturing and IIoT ISA-95

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