Smart Manufacturing Industry News
Don’t Miss This Event!
July 13th – The Role of AI in Manufacturing
Join CESMII for a thought provoking discussion about the role of Artificial Intelligence and advanced analytics in Manufacturing. 
This one hour Webinar will have domain experts from leading companies in industry, as well as experts from both UCLA and CESMII. They will discuss the challenges facing manufacturers, especially the small and medium sized manufacturers that make up over 98% of the market. 
They will discuss the key missing ingredient in making systems easier to configure and more cost effective to own. And they will discuss how you can become involved and take advantage of this coming wave of innovation.
You’ll hear from:
  • Jeff Kent, VP Smart Platforms & Innovation at Procter and Gamble
  • Kelly Dodds, Advanced Manufacturing Tech Director – Raytheon Intelligence and Space
  • Walid Ali, AI in Manufacturing at Microsoft
  • Jim Davis, Vice Provost IT Office of Advanced Research Computing at the University of California, Los Angeles
  • Jonathan Wise, VP Technology at CESMII
  • John Dyck, CEO and Event Host at CESMII
Webinar – A National Initiative to Build an Agile and Resilient Supply Chain Data Exchange
Watch this online panel discussion, exploring a national initiative to create a National Supply Chain Data Exchange infrastructure enabling a secure, end-to-end backbone for real-time visibility of your suppliers’ operations. Featuring a digital backbone, resiliency toolkits and an operational playbook, the data exchange would allow manufacturers and their suppliers to connect digitally in real time — fostering supply chain agility and resilience.
Updated Roadmap
CESMII’s Institute Roadmap is a guiding document to ensure that the work carried out through the institute is directly tied to our published goals, objectives and strategic levers.
The roadmap guides how we accomplish our objectives through the published focus areas and deliverables.
Energy Savings –
A Major Smart Manufacturing Benefit
Emerson has a new DERMS solution, the OSI digital grid software platform, that puts CESMII’s Sustainable & Energy Efficient, and Flat & Real-time Smart Manufacturing “First Principles” into action.
CESMII Releases First Round of Smart Manufacturing Endorsed Education
CESMII partners with a broad network of education and training organizations that share our goals and are providing education aligned with our Smart Manufacturing vision and principles.
CESMII is publishing a catalog of CESMII Endorsed SM Education options from the educator network, available through our website.
Ectron Corporation is Developing a CESMII Edge Solution
As part of a CESMII project, Ectron will develop a “Smart Connector.”
Ectron computers ECT-ECI and ECT-MAN will have a smart connector in its software stack, to enable them to connect with or without SmartEYE to the CESMII SMIP (Smart Manufacturing Innovation Platform). 
NIST Releases Excellent Guidance on Cybersecurity
NIST has developed an infographic, Tips and Tactics for Control Systems Cybersecurity, with quick steps control system owners/operators can take now to get started or refreshed on their cybersecurity journey and to help manage their control system cybersecurity risks.
In addition to the infographic, there are many control systems cybersecurity resources available from both NIST and CISA to help you,
Thoughts on Enabling a Circular Manufacturing Economy by John Dyck
A two minute overview of key concepts to consider in a Circular Manufacturing Economy. This presentation was provided in collaboration with the World Economic Forum.
Get Involved!
CESMII Announces New Request for Proposals
This RFP allocates up to $4.8M for Workforce Development, Enabling Technology R&D, Smart Manufacturing Innovation Platform (SMIP) capability development and Smart Manufacturing Innovation Projects.
OPC Foundation Cloud Library Joint Working Group
CESMII’s VP of Technology, Jonathan Wise, provides an overview of CESMII and our participation in the OPC Foundation Joint Working Group (JWG) on the Cloud Library, a solution to share and exchange OPC UA Information Models.
The Future of Digital in Manufacturing
The Future of Digital in Manufacturing. The guest is Çağlayan Arkan, VP of Manufacturing Industry at Microsoft.  
In this conversation, we talk about where manufacturing has been in the past, why manufacturing has been lacking a sense of urgency in the sense of industry 4.0 but how everything we know about manufacturing has changed.
A nice Shout-out to CESMII at 28:18 – Thank you!
Manufacturing USA, CESMII and the Other Institutes
Manufacturing USA® is a national network created to secure U.S. global leadership in advanced manufacturing through large scale public-private collaboration on technology, supply chain and workforce development.
The 16 manufacturing innovation institutes (sponsored by either the U.S. Department of Commerce, Defense, or Energy) bring together member organizations from manufacturers of all sizes, academia and government to work on major research and development projects relevant to industry and train people on advanced manufacturing skills.
SME Magazine
CESMII Members in
Academic Leaders Edition
The accomplishments and aspirations of the 20 most influential academics are identified in this Smart Manufacturing Magazine issue.
And many are CESMII Members and involved in CESMII projects.
Upcoming 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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Solutions 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’s compliance team will be hosting Export Control, Intellectual Property and Conflict of Interest training in the coming weeks. This training is specifically related to CESMII project team members and serves as an overview of member and project team responsibilities as it relates to export control. If you are unable to attend this session, there will be future sessions in the coming weeks.
The export control training session will be as follows:
July 14th 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Please register in advance for this session here.
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: July 8, 2021
Time: 9:00am Pacific / 12:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
Small to Medium Sized Manufacturers (SMM) Affinity Group
Date: July 8, 2021
Time: 10:00am Pacific / 1:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
CESMII Members National Call
Date: July 21, 2021
Time: 1:00pm Pacific / 4:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
Food, Beverage & Consumer Goods Affinity Group
Date: Cancelled – please stay tuned for a rescheduled date
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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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