TG11 Manufacturing Enterprise Interoperability

Led by Bob Young (Loughborough University) and Gash Bhullar (Control 2K)



The overall aim of TG11 is to advance the understanding of and uptake of solutions for manufacturing enterprise interoperability. Manufacturing businesses of all sizes and shapes continually strive for higher levels of competitiveness and recognise the potential value of ICT to enhance their decision-making processes. Ready access to information and knowledge is critical to the effectiveness of all businesses, but the complexity and the detail of manufacturing knowledge combined with the breadth of its sources brings with it a set of problems that need a clear vision for a route to effective improvement and worthwhile commercial benefit.


Missions & Objectivesthinking_vs-_doing_lean

  • To improve the speed and quality of collaboration
  • To provide a better understanding of the exchange of manufacturing information between organisations
  • To provide effective enterprise models for interoperable manufacturing application
  • Top provide seamless internal and external interoperability at manufacturing control levels
  • To improve ICT system “-ilities” and security i.e. usability, maintainability, extensibility, portability, flexibility….



  1. To continue to provide a discussion forum on key issues related to MEI.
  2. To continue to support activities that have the potential to advance MEI understanding e.g. workshops, vision documents, proposal development, training.


Preparation of European projects

TG11 will work on projects that advance the understanding and uptake of solutions for manufacturing enterprise interoperability. Due to the anticipated nature of these solutions the projects are likely to have a multi-dimensional platform perspective.



Research, Industry, Academic.


Upcoming Events

Workshop on TG11 activities will be held during the INTEROP-VLab General Assembly week. Provisionally planned for Tuesday 13 June from 13.30 to 15.30.


TG11 Members

Coordinators contact: