Smart Manufacturing Industry News
CESMII – Hot off the Press!
DOE and CESMII Announce Smart Manufacturing Innovation Centers RFP and Selects 14 Innovation Projects
Washington, D.C.: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a new request for proposals (RFP) and $4 million in selections for projects that will accelerate the adoption of Smart Manufacturing practices. These initiatives support the Biden Administration’s efforts to spur innovation, create a highly skilled Smart Manufacturing workforce, and reduce the carbon footprint of the manufacturing sector.
Smart Manufacturing describes a variety of measures involving digitization, automation, and artificial intelligence—all of which improve the efficiency, productivity, and environmental sustainability of the manufacturing sector. DOE’s Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII), which supports advances in smart sensors and digital process controls, will manage these projects.
“Smart Manufacturing will make the American manufacturing sector more productive, more energy-efficient, and more competitive on a global scale,” said Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Kelly Speakes-Backman. “DOE’s investments in Smart Manufacturing will accelerate the adoption of these technologies and processes, helping companies to create new, integrated systems and support their competitiveness around the world.”

We’re Hiring!
Join the CESMII Smart Manufacturing Team and Help Us Change the World.
Pass this opportunity to your friends and family. We have a very exciting opening for a Smart Manufacturing Innovation Center Director – working with CESMII academic and technology partners all around the country.

COVER STORY for Smart Industry
Thank you to Putman Media for giving CESMII the Cover Story in their latest Magazine – Just Released.
Setting Strategies to Scale Digital Transformation.
The article starts on Page 18.

Hannover Fair Presentation
Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 2 – 3pm CEST
John Dyck will be on a Virtual Panel with Germany’s Plattform Industrie 4.0 and other international partners, and will be discussing “Shaping Digital Ecosystems Globally.”
This will be a very important event to understand how industry, globally, can benefit from Smart Manufacturing.
Stay tuned to our Website for additional details.

Our New Website
CESMII has a NEW and very dynamic Website

  • Layered Menus – Check out our members page
  • Link to Member Portal (hope you’ve explored that)
  • Calendar
  • Blog Posts
  • Member Contributed Content
  • Please reach out to with comments or suggestions

Webinar on Smart Machines and the Opportunity for MaaS
MaaS? Manufacturing as a Service – an opportunity for small and medium manufacturers to deliver shorter run products, IF they have the intelligent machines to monitor production and guarantee quality.
Many topics are covered in this hour long Webinar with our CTO – Haresh Malkani and Dr. Satish Bukkapatnam of Texas A&M. 

CSIA Sponsored Presentation
The Control System Integrator Association is the leading community for System Integration companies.
John Dyck explains Industry’s current problem extremely well in this Webinar. Most of the industry is configuring what they call Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing solutions today, based on Industry 3.0 methods and techniques. That’s what CESMII is changing with our SM Innovation Platform and SM Profiles.

Digital Maturity Models
Thank you to Emerson for sharing their Digital Transformation – Digital Maturity Model survey.
In this Blog, we share that, as well as some notable others from around the world.
CESMII is also developing one of our own.
These are a great way to get you thinking about your current capabilities, and areas of improvement.

Our Market is Looking Up
ARC Advisory Group delivers good news on market growth and timing for CESMII couldn’t be better.
Our focus on the democratization of Smart Manufacturing will also help to spur growth in the market.

Upcoming Public Events
CESMII is now 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. Events that we take part in are important for the Smart Manufacturing Ecosystem, and you’ll want to let your Connections know about them. Please Share… and Please Follow CESMII

The Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group Inc. (MTDG) is committed to transforming the advanced manufacturing industrial base throughout the world for our sustainable future. MTDG was established in 2020 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit holding company of both the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) and Advanced Manufacturing International, Inc. (AMI).

Bowman Enterprises is a consulting firm led by industry veteran and former CESMII executive, Mike Yost.
Mike leads manufacturers and solution providers through the stages of understanding and adopting Smart Manufacturing. Mike has specialized in the Smart Manufacturing, Manufacturing Execution (MES), Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI) and Operations Management software arenas since 1999.
Bowman Enterprises is currently partnering with economic development offices in the US midwest and southeast to lead regional manufacturers on their Smart Manufacturing journeys at scale. CESMII is excited to be a part of those efforts on all fronts.  
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
Aerospace Affinity Group
Date: April 8, 2021
Time: 9:00am Pacific / 12:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
Small to Medium Sized Manufacturers (SMM) Affinity Group
Date: April 15, 2021
Time: 10:00am Pacific / 1:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
CESMII Members National Call
Date: April 21, 2021
Time: 1:00pm Pacific / 4:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
Food, Beverage & Consumer Goods Affinity Group
Date: April 23, 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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