The United States’ Non-Profit Smart Manufacturing Institute, For Digital Transformation A Public-Private Partnership, Investing in Technology, Research, Education, Collaboration, to Transform Manufacturing Operations Globally Watch Now Accelerating the Democratization of Smart Manufacturing for ALL of Industry Delivering Plug and Play Standards, and the Supporting Initiatives, to Ensure Success Watch Now


Radically accelerate the development and adoption of advanced sensors, controls, platforms, and models, to enable Smart Manufacturing (SM) to become the driving sustainable engine that delivers real-time business improvements in U.S. manufacturing.


To enhance U.S. manufacturing productivity, global competitiveness, and reinvestment by:

  • Increasing energy productivity
  • Improving economic performance
  • Raising workforce capacity


  • 15% improvement in energy efficiency in manufacturing plants or of major processes within 5 years
  • 50% reduction in cost and time to deploy SM into existing processes within 5 years
  • Significant industry adoption of SM technology within 5 years
  • 50% improvement in energy productivity within 10 years



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Phoenix Contact Joins CESMII

Phoenix Contact Joins CESMII

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2022 Smart Manufacturing Market Survey

2022 Smart Manufacturing Market Survey

The results are in. CESMII & SME have been tracking the Smart Manufacturing market for over 5 years with quantitative and qualitative primary research. This survey continues our research into...

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“We strongly believe in standards, as exhibited by our work with CESMII on key OPC Foundation initiatives, and we appreciate that CESMII is addressing some of the great challenges preventing the adoption of digital transformation at scale,” says Sam George, corporate vice president of Azure IoT at Microsoft. “The focus on interoperability, openness, and the crowd-sourcing of information models for manufacturing assets is an essential accelerator for our mutual vision to accelerate the democratization of Smart Manufacturing,” continues George. “We’re pleased to engage with CESMII and their ecosystem as an enabling force in this industry, working broadly to bring real transformation to this industry.”



“The OPC UA Cloud Library Joint Working Group between the OPC Foundation and CESMII –  the Smart Manufacturing Institute, fills a gap in the OPC UA promise of “from sensor to cloud”. Only when all OPC UA data models are publicly available on the Internet without the need to extract them from physical machines or on-prem systems, can this promise be completely fulfilled. OPC UA will then not only be the de-facto international standard for interoperable machine intelligence, shop floor MES and SCADA systems but also for dashboards, digital twins and cloud analytics solutions, too.” said Erich Barnstedt, Head of Azure Industrial IoT, Microsoft and the chairperson of the JWG.



“Production is globally connected, and manufacturers are in digital transformation worldwide. Whereas digitalization provides great potentials like higher resilience, flexibility, and efficiency, we need to shape digital ecosystems globally and learn together to unfold these potentials. We highly appreciate the ongoing working relationship with CESMII and are happy to have CESMII on stage of the Hannover Messe to jointly discuss the digitalization of industry”, says Thomas Hahn, member of the Steering Committee of Plattform Industrie 4.0.



“Digital transformation is at the heart of the next generation of Smart Manufacturing, bringing a host of benefits,” said Wael William Diab, Chair of the IIC Liaison Working Group and Secretary of the IIC Steering Committee. “We are looking forward to collaborating with CESMII and sharing the goal of innovation to accelerate the digitalization of industry.”



James Lawrence – Plant Manager, ECM Performance Materials Group“We are a small tier 3 and 4 supplier of synthetic and natural rubber raw materials.  We have a small team wearing many hats.  Our engagement with CESMII is delivering value on many fronts, exposing us to the right technologies and techniques, but most importantly, letting us engage with a community of forward-looking manufacturers and technology providers that we would never have found otherwise.  We needed digital transformation expertise for our business, and CESMII put us in touch with Flexware Innovation, an excellent system integrator with whom we were able to engage.  We never would have found them without CESMII.”



James Watson, President and CEO of CMTC“CESMII is a very special organization, delivering game changing guidance and technology for manufacturers, to support them in the transfer and adoption of new Smart Manufacturing technologies.  CESMII provides CMTC the necessary resources to successfully engage California manufacturers in the deployment of smart solutions.”

KeAnne Hoeg – NCMEP“We have struggled with bringing new technology to SMMs due to a wide variety of readiness levels.  The initiatives at CESMII are right in line with the needs of our manufacturing ecosystem in North Carolina and together, we can be the lighthouse in North Carolina for those ready for Smart Manufacturing adoption.  Large manufacturers have their own initiatives and resources, and it’s the 99.6% of manufacturers in the SMM category that need our help.”

Dan Curtis, Director ARMEP“We are relying on CESMII for their expertise in Smart Manufacturing and Workforce Development tools.  Our task is to engage with our local manufacturers and guide them to new levels of performance and profitability, now with the assistance of CESMII.”




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