Many in the industry might not realize it, but the term “smart manufacturing” has been with us for 15 years now. It originated at a 2007 National Science Foundation workshop on a then-novel Internet capability known as “cyberinfrastructure.” That workshop led to the formation of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) and ultimately the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII).
CESMII’s sole purpose is to accelerate the democratization of Smart Manufacturing throughout the United States. As with the rest of the CESMII leadership team and its 100-plus member companies, John Dyck, CEO, is firmly behind that mission but is quick to point out that he’s standing on the shoulders of other leaders who have helped to promote Smart Manufacturing throughout the United States over the past 15 years.
During Smart Manufacturing Experience we look forward to celebrating and recognizing the efforts of all individuals who have made a significant impact in creating a more competitive manufacturing environment over the last 15 years.