AUGUST 2021 NEWSLETTER
Smart Manufacturing Industry News
CESMII Annual Meeting – Delayed Due to COVID!
Our event is being converted from an in-person in Chicago, to a 100% virtual event. The new date will be announced shortly and if you register your interest today, we will be in touch with our new dates and program details.


Press Release –
Department of Energy Announces Expansion of Smart Manufacturing Innovation Centers to Accelerate Adoption of Smart Manufacturing Technologies
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in partnership with the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Institute (CESMII), announced selections for four new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Centers (SMICs) bringing the total to eight SMICs. Through specialized training and direct industry engagement, the centers will help U.S. manufacturers implement smart manufacturing technologies to optimize their use of energy and materials.s. 

Reinventing the Factory Stack for Industry 4.0
Industry 4.0 is many things; Middleware, Analytics, Cloud, Additive, IOT Communications and much more. The greatest challenge in the adoption of these new technologies, primarily revolves around two things, education and implementation costs. Of the two, implementation costs are the greatest barrier. It just costs too much to layer advanced analytics (and other Industry 4.0 technologies) onto an existing infrastructure. This is where CESMII comes in.  

Capturing Data from Manufacturing Equipment, Old and New
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hosts a Smart Manufacturing Innovation Center (SMIC), a regional extension of the national Manufacturing USA and Department of Energy-supported smart manufacturing initiative known as CESMII. The CESMII SMIC at Rensselaer is currently engaged in a project with industry partner Toward Zero to collect operational manufacturing process data from a broad variety of manufacturing equipment and make it available by way of a single seamless interface.

A Successful Refinery Digital Transformation Journey
Ergon Refining unlocked newfound collaborative unification between its IT and OT teams, helping to solve production challenges, improve its profitability and enable strategic advantages in its marketplace.

Emerson Explains the Demystifying of Digital Transformation
Digital transformation can have a profound impact on business performance but knowing which technology investments will truly move the needle isn’t always easy for companies. In fact, when it comes to implementing digital transformation projects, manufacturers and producers across industries are feeling a lot of uncertainty and anxiety – and it’s not entirely unfounded.

Upcoming Events
CESMII lists upcoming events in two locations, our Website Calendar, and our LinkedIn company page. 
Our Calendar contains both CESMII and other events that may be of interest to CESMII Members.

Applications Engineer
This is a dual role, with the primary responsibility being working closely Business Development to expand the CESMII ecosystem memberships knowledge and application of the Smart Manufacturing (SM) Platform? technologies.
The candidate will be expected to execute projects that enable our Ecosystem (Systems integrators, Software Application providers and end Manufacturers) apply and use of the CESMII Smart Manufacturing (SM) Innovation Platform for solving manufacturing use cases.
CESMII NEW MEMBER HIGHLIGHT

Focus EduSolutions
Focus EduSolutions is an Online Program Management Company that collaborates with various Universities and Colleges to build market and support workforce readiness programs and deliver them on a turnkey basis through open enrollments and direct partnerships with a cross-section of industry segments. Our mission is to create programs aligned to skills-in-demand that have the propensity to develop a solid evidence-based career pathway for the regional workforce. Our teams bring 1.5 decades of experience in research, marketing, and digital content development. Our mission is to reduce the gap between the demand and supply of skilled workforce by delivering a solid foundation of career-ready programs with personalized and application-based learning components aligned to the industry’s needs.

GE Digital
Software is at the heart of modern manufacturing operations and supply chains. GE Digital is enabling new benchmarks for throughput, quality, yield, and waste. GE Digital is helping our customers achieve:

  • 20%+ Overall equipment effectiveness improvement
  • 25%+ Reduction in Defects
  • 30-40% Raw and work in progress reduction

Smart Transformations
Smart Transformations is a specialized transformation consultancy team focused on industrial companies and their technology supply chain. They provide services on strategies for growth initiatives, the introduction of new products as-a-service, and the turnaround of under-performing digital initiatives. They generate success for customers by focusing on projects that produce tangible results quickly while providing ongoing mentoring and coaching for long-term sustainable results.
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.
Food, Beverage & Consumer Goods Affinity Group
Date: September 8, 2021
Time: 10:00am Pacific / 1:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
Aerospace Affinity Group
Date: September 9, 2021
Time: 9:00am Pacific / 12:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
CESMII Members National Call
Date: September 15, 2021
Time: 1:00pm Pacific / 4:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
Small to Medium Sized Manufacturers (SMM) Affinity Group
Date: September 16, 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.
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

 

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