Spurred by COVID-19, CESMII CEO, John Dyck, has been actively collaborating to build a more resilient US manufacturing base to underpin the national response and recovery. He’s been engaging with leading manufacturers in critical food, medical and consumer goods supply chains, along with leading technology providers and national political leaders.
In August, John wrote a guest article for on the subject and appeared on CESMII’s 6 Degrees of Smart Manufacturing webcast series to discuss the work. In the webcast, he tied a resilient US manufacturing base to its energy impact and discussed a white paper on the topic in which the CEOs of all 14 Manufacturing USA institutes call for the creation of a National Manufacturing Guard.

University of Delaware Becomes a CESMII Member!
CESMII is pleased to highlight our latest member, the University of Delaware! The University of Delaware is a major research university with extensive graduate programs that is also dedicated to outstanding undergraduate and professional education. UD faculty are committed to the intellectual, cultural, and ethical development of students as citizens, scholars, and professionals. UD graduates are prepared to contribute to a global and diverse society that requires leaders with creativity, integrity, and a dedication to service.
Getting Value from Your Membership*

Did You Know?
Over 50% of manufacturer members find value in CESMII beyond funding R&D initiatives, including access to technology, education, the potential partner ecosystem, and peer knowledge-sharing opportunities.

The CESMII ecosystem is filled with experts and experienced professionals who have “been there” and “done that”. And, as noted above, many of them are here to share with other members – like you!
We’re working on more ways to connect you with your peers – starting with an invitation to ask any question you want. Simply email, and we’ll put our network to work finding the information you need!
*want to explore the value you’re getting from your membership? Email to be part of our “Voice of the Manufacturer” interviews. Not a member yet? Join Us today!
We’ve recently relaunched several of our Affinity Groups, and the engagement of our members in these is an important part of the CESMII ecosystem. If you’d like more information on how to participate, please reach out to or
Aerospace Affinity Group
Date: September 10, 2020
Time: 3:00pm Pacific / 6:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
CESMII Members National Call
Date: September 16, 2020
Time: 1:00pm Pacific / 4:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
Small to Medium Sized Manufacturers (SMM) Affinity Group
Date: September 24, 2020
Time: 10:00am Pacific / 1:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
Food, Beverage & Consumer Goods Affinity Group
Date: September 25, 2020
Time: 10:00am Pacific / 1:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
DON’T FORGET! You can watch recordings of all the Annual Meeting 2020 content on our website and on our YouTube channel. If you missed anything, catch up today!
September Dates – 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT

Smart Manufacturing Imperative #7 – Sustainability
Does it make sense to align data flowing in Smart Manufacturing with data in the Smart Grid? Is it possible? Our hosts start to drill down into the Smart Manufacturing “Truth Table” and and look into Sustainability for ways to optimize energy resource utilization.
Opportunities for Energy Management & Efficiency in Smart Manufacturing
Explore how Smart Manufacturing improves the utilization of energy resources at the process, enterprise and supply chain levels, especially when we consider the high energy usage of industries like paper, metals, chemicals, petroleum and food.
CESMII CTO, Haresh Malkani, will be active in upcoming virtual events. Check out the links below for more details:
Date: September 9, 2020 (closed session)
Time: 9:00am – 10:00am Eastern
Date: September 30, 2020
Time: 11:50am – 2:50pm Central
Stay Connected with CESMII Online

CESMII delivers FREE educational value for you and your organization. Be sure to check out our latest content on YouTube. Our channel continues to grow with Smart Manufacturing content from our domain experts and others in industry.
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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.
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