MAY 2021 NEWSLETTER
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June 9th – Webinar for Supply Chain Practitioners
A National Initiative to Build an Agile and Resilient Supply Chain Data Exchange
Supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have demonstrated that our supply chains are fragile and have limited agility to pivot manufacturing capacities quickly in response to changing needs. Join us for an 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.
Sponsored by CESMII-The Smart Manufacturing Institute and SME, the discussion will be followed by a Question-and-Answer session.
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Survey – Sustainability in Manufacturing
Smart Manufacturing and Sustainable Manufacturing share the goal of manufacturing products through economically-sound processes that minimize negative environmental impacts while conserving energy and natural resources.
The goal of this survey is to benchmark current tactics pursued by manufacturers in relation to improving sustainability metrics in the ecosystem including reduction of energy consumed, reduction of carbon emissions, and support for the circular economy.
All information collected will be anonymized in the final report and your personal information will be kept private. Participants will receive a complementary copy of the final report which you can use for your own benchmarking purposes. It should only take a few moments to answer six questions about your company (2 mins) and six questions about your sustainable production tactics (3 mins) in this survey.
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World Manufacturing Forum Reports
Presents the global AI state of play, outlines the various applications of AI in the manufacturing value chain, investigates how AI is transforming the workforce, explains key relevant ethical and policy themes of AI in manufacturing, and finally lists 10 Key recommendations for a successful and trustworthy adoption of AI in manufacturing.

SM Platform Use Case – Litmus to Monitor CNC Machines
The Litmus project, titled – “Machine and Process Health Monitoring,” will connect Litmus Edge software to CNC machines at Bray International, a premier manufacturer of flow control and automation products and accessories. The project has three projected outcomes: create a smart manufacturing profile for a valve manufacturing CNC machine, expose KPIs to optimize Bray International maintenance routines, and expose KPIs to optimize Bray International machine uptime and part quality.

What Impact is CESMII Shooting For?
This point in manufacturing history can be compared to the Gutenberg printing press in literary history. This innovation will dramatically change information distribution. We will finally have the ability to distribute information models in a fashion that anyone can reuse without having to create them from scratch each time.

Excellent Presentation Followed by a Great Q&A at 46:00
IoT Hub Meetup is hosting Jonathan Wise, VP of Technology and Chief Architect at CESMII (Clean Energy, Smart Manufacturing, Innovation Institute), a Manufacturing USA institute focused on smart manufacturing. He will be sharing more about CESMII and how it can help the smart manufacturing ecosystem, from manufacturers and technology companies to startups and enterprises.

Futurist Trond Undheim Interviews John Dyck
Trond – “My takeaway is that US manufacturing is a bit of a conundrum. How can it both be the driver of the international economy and a laggard in terms of productivity and innovation, all at the same time? Can it all be explained by scale–both scale in multinationals and scale in SMEs? Whatever the case may be, future proofing manufacturing, which CESMII is up to, seems like a great idea.”

Control Design Does a CESMII Q&A with Roy Kok
Mike Bacidore is the editor in chief for Control Design magazine. He is an award-winning columnist, earning a Gold Regional Award and a Silver National Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors.
His Q&A touches on the CESMII mission, key technologies, changes in business strategies and future operations, and impacts on people.

Let’s Democratize Smart Manufacturing
In this episode, Control magazine editor in chief Keith Larson speaks with John Dyck, CEO of CESMII, the Smart Manufacturing Institute, to discuss some of the persistent roadblocks to digital transformation that exist today, and how CESMII is aiming to help eliminate them, democratizing digital transformation in the process.

Concurrency Interviews John Dyck
CESMII is a global force, like the tide, that will float all boats and deliver the benefits of Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing to all companies large, but also the small and medium companies that make up over 98% of the market. This interview goes into that mission in detail.

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If you have topics you would like us to cover, or thought leadership that you would like to share, please contact Roy.Kok@CESMII.org.

Upcoming Public 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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Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC)
DVIRC is an economic development organization established in 1988 to serve the needs of 4,500 small and mid-sized manufacturers in southeastern Philadelphia. They focus exclusively on the region’s manufacturing community to grow business value in four key areas. The organization’s primary focus is to assist their clients grow the value of their business through consulting services, training and education, and executive network groups. DVIRC offers “best practice” consulting services for small to mid-sized manufacturing enterprises.

Polysciences
Polysciences, Inc. is a manufacturer of specialty chemicals and related products for scientific, biotechnological, industrial, and consumer applications. For six decades, Polysciences has worked to develop and deliver the most useful products and advanced solutions to meet the evolving needs of laboratory, life science, diagnostics, medical device, electronic chemical and personal care markets around the globe. 

Pennsylvania Manufacturing Extension Partnership
The Pennsylvania Manufacturing Extension Partnership (PA MEP) is the “go-to” resource for Pennsylvania’s manufacturers ensuring that PA manufacturing is resilient and leads the nation in advanced manufacturing innovations. The PA MEP facilitates the planning, collaboration and coordination of the MEP program among the seven regional Industrial Resource Center (IRC) partners who are strategically focused on meeting the needs of small and medium sized manufacturers. To locate your PA IRC, visit pamep.org.

Interface Technologies LLC
Interface Technologies LLC is a woman-owned company. Interface Technologies provides automation consulting, primarily focused on SCADA, Robotics, and Automation Cybersecurity.  The InterfacePRO Manufacturing Execution Software suite enables apparel manufacturers to benefit from Best Practices successfully employed in other industries around the world.  Interface Technologies is a founding member of the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Institute and conducts robotic research to improve manufacturing performance.  Founder Holly Beum, has over thirty years’ experience in the design and implementation of high availability systems across a wide gamut of industries. At Rockwell Automation, she led the development of PanelView, which became the global leader in graphic control panels used for critical infrastructure automation. More recently she was the Director of Software Product Management at Gerber Technologies.
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: June 10, 2021
Time: 9:00am Pacific / 12:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
Small to Medium Sized Manufacturers (SMM) Affinity Group
Date: June 10, 2021
Time: 10:00am Pacific / 1:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
CESMII Members National Call
Date: June 16, 2021
Time: 1:00pm Pacific / 4:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
Food, Beverage & Consumer Goods Affinity Group
Date: June 25, 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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