ISA announced the intent to create The Automation Alliance as an umbrella organization under which associations and societies engaged in manufacturing and process automation activities can work more effectively to fulfill their missions. It will coordinate the work of member organizations engaged in advancement of the science and engineering of automation technologies and applications.

    The common objectives of the member organizations are to:

  • Promote the value and image of the automation profession in contributing to manufacturing effectiveness and efficiency,
  • Facilitate the development and dissemination of educational and informational resources intended to develop new generations of automation professionals, enhance the effectiveness of existing professionals, and advance the automation profession.
  • Facilitate the promulgation of industry standards that enhance the efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and safety of automation technology and application.

The Automation Alliance will provide industry wide strategic analysis and coordination through its member organizations. The Alliance will provide technical management, administration, and integrated services such as seminars, web conferences, training, and conference services to be shared among participating organizations.

OMAC and WBF announced their intent to be charter members of The Automation Alliance. The Automation Alliance will allow WBF and OMAC volunteers to concentrate on the professional exchange of information between automation and manufacturing professionals. Cost effective, technically oriented professional management will help WBF, OMAC, and other Alliance members to coordinate their efforts and extend their reach into other active regions in the world. In addition, The Automation Alliance will provide more opportunities for professional interaction and sharing of knowledge through a broader range of services and coordinated activities.