In late August, we provided an online Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the CESMII Smart Manufacturing Platform for our members and interested parties outside our community. Members of CESMII’s leadership team – Jonathan Wise (VP, Technology), Haresh Malkani (CTO) and Mike Yost (Outreach) – were joined by select technology partners to show the current capabilities of the platform and discuss the importance of the technology in CESMII’s short and long-term plans. Did you see it?
The CTP event is a milestone for CESMII, as the Smart Manufacturing Platform has been a centerpiece of CESMII’s Technology Roadmap since the institute’s inception. The event demonstrated the current capabilities of the platform, the value of the platform to current and upcoming Roadmap and Application Projects, the roadmap for extended capabilities in future releases, and the short and long-term value of the platform to members of the CESMII community.
“CESMII’s goal of providing a platform enabling efficient data management across manufacturing facilities, equipment and business operation systems will accelerate US manufacturers’ adoption of Industry 4.0. Having access to CESMII’s platform to help solve these pervasive data management challenges will provide competitive advantages to CESMII members and US Industry. ”
– Greg Colvin, Honeywell Aerospace
RFP-2, Wave 1 White Paper Submission Deadline
August 26, 2019
The submission deadline for the 4-page white paper was this past August 26, 2019. CESMII had a great turnout with a total of 60 submissions meeting this deadline. The remaining schedule is as follows:
Submission Deadline for White Papers
Expected Date for CESMII White Paper Selection Notification
Submission Deadline for Full Proposal
Expected Date for Projects Selection Notifications
Expected Project Start Date
* August 26, 2019
* September 6, 2019
* October 28, 2019
* November 29, 2019
* April 1, 2020
RFP-2-2019’s Wave 1 was released, unlocking approximately $6.25M to be allocated toward “Enabling R&D” focus areas of CESMII’s Technology Roadmap. The areas of interest for this wave of the RFP are focused on addressing key cross-industry technical challenges, and cross-industry energy intensive manufacturing processes. Wave 1 of the RFP also intends to ensure involvement of small, medium and large manufacturers.
The key themes for this RFP include the following:
Common challenges faced by manufacturers in improving productivity, precision and performance of their manufacturing processes.
Technical gaps that need to be resolved in sensing, control, modeling, analytics and platform technologies in order to overcome the above challenges, in addition to emerging technologies that will impact information flow between them.
Smart Manufacturing solutions for common cross-industry energy intensive processes, such as thermal processing.
Click here for more info on proposal topics and requirements.
RFP-2, Wave 2 Notice of Intent Coming Soon
CESMII will soon be offering two additional Request for Proposals. RFP-2, Wave2 is expected to be released soon. Say tuned and look in your in-box for more detailed information.
WHAT DOES SMART MANUFACTURING ‘LOOK LIKE’ TO YOU?
NEW WEBCAST SERIES
Mark your calendars for CESMII’s next 20 minute Webcast Series!
On Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 11:30am Eastern/8:30am Pacific our guest will be Mark Besser from Savigent Software , and we’ll explore “ What does Smart Manufacturing Look Like……to a Technology Provider? ”
Join CESMII as we engage the entire US Manufacturing ecosystem in regular discussions about what Smart Manufacturing is, what it isn’t, who’s finding value, who’s falling behind and anything else that is important to you. Mike Yost hosts 20-minute webinars the 2 nd and 4 th Wednesdays of every month to frame the dialogue with you.
Want to share your views and be a guest on an upcoming webcast? Email Mike Yost ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) to submit your name or recommend others whose voice you feel should be heard. With so many diverse perspectives in our ecosystem, we want to welcome them all!
Once all questions have been answered to the best of your ability, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions to access your free software (typically 1-2 business days). For any questions about this program, please email email@example.com.
MESA International – Free & Discounted Online Smart Manufacturing Training
MESA International, a CESMII strategic educational partner, announced it would offer free and discounted access to MESA online courses for CESMII members. These online courses include Smart Manufacturing Justification and ROI, and The Journey to Smart Manufacturing.
If you haven’t already redeemed your free Smart Manufacturing online training courses, contact Renee An ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) today to get your online code and to learn how to get additional, discounted seats for your colleagues .
JOIN A CESMII STANDING COMMITTEES –
OUTREACH & BUSINESS PROCESSES
Members play a vital role in shaping direction, programs and deliverables through active participation in CESMII Standing Committees. Qualified volunteers are being sought for a relaunch of:
Outreach Standing Committee, which is focused on Education & Workforce Development (EWD) strategy, programs and deliverables. Contact Mike Yost (email@example.com)
Business Processes Standing Committee, which centers on the performance and financial strategies needed to ensure the long-term sustainability of the institute. Contact Howard Goldberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contact CESMII today and lend your voice to these important leadership bodies!
BECOME A MEMBER
CESMII is the United States’ national institute on Smart Manufacturing, entrusted to make one thing happen – make Smart Manufacturing a reality for everyone who touches American manufacturing. Our ecosystem is inclusive by design, and everyone has a role to play. Come find yours!
September 4, 2019 – Industrie 4.0 Silicon Valley Startup Showcase
CESMII CEO John Dyck will participate as a Smart Manufacturing expert alongside a German delegation of Industrie 4.0 experts all of whom explore the business value of these global initiatives.
September 11, 2019 – 6 Degrees of Smart Manufacturing
CESMII Join us for our next installment of with CESMII guest Mark Besser from Savigent Software, as we explore “ What does Smart Manufacturing Look Like to a Technology Provider? ”
September 11, 2019 – SYSPRO WAVE
CESMII CTO, Haresh Malkani, will moderate a C-Suite panel of manufacturers and IoT leaders who will discuss trends that real-world companies are seeing and offer insights into must-haves for preparing businesses to thrive far into the future.
September 12, 2019 – SYSPRO WAVE
CESMII CTO, Haresh Malkani, and Western Regional Director, Dale Turner, will present a session on how CESMII is accelerating U.S. advanced manufacturing.
September 19, 2019 – MANUFACTURING USA CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING AND EXPOSITION
CESMII Leadership and Members will be represented at this event which showcases work done by Manufacturing USA and their Institutes in technology innovation and advanced manufacturing, and workforce development.
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.
Disclaimer: This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Niether the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of its employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness