Smart Manufacturing Industry News
CESMII – Hot Off The Press!
Germany Industry 4.0 (Plattorm Industrie 4.0) and CESMII Collaborate to Shape the Future of Manufacturing
April 14th, Hannover Fair – Germany and the United States are among the top five manufacturing countries in the world. The two countries’ manufacturers share an interconnected network of facilities and suppliers, including many small and medium-sized enterprises. Plattform Industrie 4.0 (Germany) and CESMII (US) are announcing their partnership to address similar challenges and needs related to Industrie 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing.
For both manufacturing economies to compete, they need international collaboration to achieve major tasks like semantic interoperability, create data sharing platforms, develop workforce skills, and foster sustainable production.
Microsoft Becomes a CESMII Member
Elevating Interoperability, Community, and Innovation as Imperatives for the Smart Manufacturing Ecosystem
Los Angeles, CA, April 19, 2021: CESMII – The Smart Manufacturing Institute™ is excited to add Microsoft to our rapidly growing ranks of partners and members. Interoperability and innovation that can scale are essential for a more competitive and resilient manufacturing environment, and it’s a pleasure to welcome market leaders that embody these values to our Smart Manufacturing (SM) ecosystem. A relentless focus on these values is essential to achieving CESMII’s vision to accelerate the democratization of Smart Manufacturing.
Microsoft brings their thought leadership, standards advocacy and enabling technologies to our members and our SM Innovation Centers™ and will engage with other industry leaders to participate in our Standing Committees, adding their insights to our Technology, Business Practices, and Education and Workforce Development efforts as we drive this ecosystem forward.

We’re Hiring!
Join the CESMII Smart Manufacturing Team and Help Us Change the World.
Pass this opportunity to your friends and family. 
Three Open Positions:
  • SMIC Operations Manager
  • Solutions Architect
  • Program Manager

Sustainability Whitepaper
Digital Transformation in manufacturing has great potential to reduce carbon footprints of manufacturers, establish sustainable manufacturing processes and provide visibility to the environmental impact of industrial supply chains. Sustainable Manufacturing is a strategic priority of both CESMII and the Plattform Industrie 4.0.

Free Report on Autonomous and Remote Plant Operations by LNS Research
According to a recent LNS Research Report, 41% of Leaders are accelerating autonomous plant initiatives because of the pandemic. 

Smart Manufacturing for the Process Industries – RAPID and CESMII
This webinar explores ways in which smart manufacturing and process development can come together to improve the energy efficiency and competitiveness of the chemical, oil & gas, and bioproducts industries.

Digital Transformation: A One-Two Punch to Empower Employees and Protect Data
A Digital Transformation strategy needs your employees to focus on both value outcome (new tools for them to use) as well as an ongoing dedication to Cyber Security. This is a contributed article on the subject, by Emerson’s Peter Zornio and Cyber Security expert Robert Lee.

The Office of Manufacturing and Industrial Innovation Policy Act
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Rob Portman (R-OH) and Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced the Office of Manufacturing and Industrial Innovation Policy Act to create a new Office of Manufacturing and Industrial Innovation Policy (OMII). This new office will help strengthen America’s manufacturing industry and workforce and improve global competitiveness following the coronavirus pandemic.

CESMII is Expanding its SMIC Network
This Request for Proposals (“RFP3 – SMIC”) is for new SMIC partners for CESMII. 
CESMII intends to award up to $2M total ($1M Federal + $1M Awardee Cost Share), subject to funding availability.
For each individual award, CESMII anticipates a period of performance of up to 16 months.

Earth Day and Corporate Responsibility
Happy Earth Day! Corporate responsibility, a focus on sustainability and a circular economy, should be a guiding principle for every organization. This blog, offered by our member – Emerson, is an excellent example of that commitment.

Monthly Newsletters Will Be Online
Our Website is also going through a Digital Transformation, just like the rest of us – getting better and better every month.
Our Blog is a hit, as we can see from our Newsletter Engagement. Thank you!
Our past newsletters will now be on the Website. Please Check back for additional postings… Coming this week.

Upcoming Public Events
CESMII is listing upcoming events in two locations, our Website, but more importantly for audience acquisition, our LinkedIn company page. 
This is where you can help us spread our messages, for the benefit of your connections. 
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Sight Machine
Sight Machine is the category leader for manufacturing analytics and used by Global 500 companies to make better, faster decisions about their operations. Sight Machine’s analytics platform, purpose-built for discrete and process manufacturing, uses artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced analytics to help address critical challenges in quality and productivity throughout the enterprise.

Impact Washington
Impact Washington (formerly Washington Manufacturing Services) is a non-profit organization that strengthens Washington manufacturers to make them more globally competitive. With their manufacturing experts and network of industry resources, they provide the change that makes the difference between surviving and thriving.
Affinity Groups are an important part of engaging the CESMII ecosystem. If you’d like more information on how to participate, please reach out to dale.turner@cesmii.org.
Aerospace Affinity Group
Date: May 13, 2021
Time: 9:00am Pacific / 12:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
Small to Medium Sized Manufacturers (SMM) Affinity Group
Date: May 13, 2021
Time: 10:00am Pacific / 1:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
CESMII Members National Call
Date: May 19, 2021
Time: 1:00pm Pacific / 4:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
Food, Beverage & Consumer Goods Affinity Group
Date: May 28, 2021
Time: 10:00am Pacific / 1:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
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Acknowledgement: This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) under the Advanced Manufacturing Office Award Number DE-EE0007613.
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