In November, CESMII announced an open request-for-proposals (RFP2-4.2) for the next round of Smart Manufacturing (SM) Innovation Projects – agile projects supporting interdisciplinary, manufacturer-led teams to rapidly solve real-world manufacturing challenges. Project teams will collaborate and develop a solution that includes information models (SM Profiles) and applications necessary to solve the proposed use case.
Full project submission deadline is
December 31, 2020 by 11:59pm PDT.

Lacee Harris

Ilonna Pinion
David Wickman
Software Development Manager
We are excited to introduce 3 new CESMII team members who joined us in November. Lacee Harris joins as our Compliance Manager, Ilonna Pinion as Administrative Specialist, and David Wickman in the role of Software Development Manager. All three are proven professionals and valuable additions to our growing team.
Click on their pictures above to learn more about their backgrounds and interests, and, please extend your personal welcome to each one of them. Welcome to the team everyone!

IoTtoAnalytics is in the business of providing Internet of Things solutions to customers focused on Supply Chain Asset tracking. Their products help track various assets and help customers in recycling the pallets and bins into the supply chain and thereby increasing their usage and reduces carbon footprint. Their solutions are not only device focused, but also provide complete road map for the customers’ IoT journey. Welcome to CESMII!

CESMII’s leaders have decades of industry experience, and we’ve captured their knowledge in a series of new videos on this new YouTube Playlist. Hear directly from our team as they cover everything from the value of membership to projects and technology and everything in between. So far, we have 11 videos posted. Check them out and stay tuned for more!

VP of Technology, Jonathan Wise, has added 3 new short videos to the technology playlist, explaining SM Profiles, the value of data models and the SM Innovation Platform. As above, Jonathan will continue to share what he knows in easily digestible videos, so keep any eye on this playlist!
Last month, CESMII announced the “OPC UA Cloud Library Joint Working Group” with the OPC Foundation to speed pre-built shopfloor and digitalization applications for manufacturers. You can read our announcement here.
We also encourage you to click the links below for more information about this exciting initiative and the value others are seeing in it around the world.

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On November 19th, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) formally launched the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII), a $111 million public-private partnership. Led by UTSA, the university will enter into a five-year corporative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to lead a consortium of 59 proposed member institutions in introducing a cybersecure energy-ROI that drives American manufacturers and supply chains to further adopt secure, energy-efficient approaches, ultimately securing and sustaining the nation’s leadership in global manufacturing competitiveness.
CESMII welcomes CYMANII and will work closely together, as secure technology infrastructure is foundational to Smart Manufacturing.
6 Degrees of Smart Manufacturing
Webcast Series
December 9, 2020 @ 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT

Accelerate 2021 – What’s Ahead in Smart Manufacturing?
Let’s look ahead to 2021 and how we’ll keep the dialogue going in the New Year. 2020 was about defining what Smart Manufacturing “Looks Like” to our peers. How will we change the dialogue for 2021? Join in and find out!
We’ve recently relaunched several of our Affinity Groups, and the engagement of our members in these is an important part of the CESMII ecosystem. If you’d like more information on how to participate, please reach out to or
Aerospace Affinity Group
Date: December 10, 2020
Time: 9:00am Pacific / 12:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
Food, Beverage & Consumer Goods Affinity Group
Date: December 11, 2020
Time: 10:00am Pacific / 1:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
CESMII EWD Committee Meeting*
Date: December 15, 2020
Time: 11:00am Pacific / 2:00pm Eastern
Duration: 90 minutes
*NOTE: Our EWD Committee is looking for a few more people that work with manufacturers and are involved in training the workforce. In our December meeting, we will discuss a potential CESMII Forum on “Exploring Innovation for Smart Manufacturing Education” beyond membership with frontline workers and students. We are testing whether there is interest in running such a forum and will also be discussing topics like micro-credentials on top of other education programs. Contact if you’re interested in attending and are not currently on the committee.

CESMII Members National Call
Date: December 16, 2020
Time: 1:00pm Pacific / 4:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
Small to Medium Sized Manufacturers (SMM) Affinity Group
Date: December 17, 2020
Time: 10:00am Pacific / 1:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
Member Highlight:
MESA International Announces v7 Release of B2MML-BatchML Specifications
MESA International recently announced the release of Version 7 of the widely used B2MML and BatchML specifications. B2MML (Business to Manufacturing Markup Language) and BatchML (Batch Markup Language) are XML schema definitions that are implementations of the ISA-95 Enterprise/Control System Standard. The BatchML schemas were integrated into the B2MML namespace several versions ago, therefore the downloads and documentation of B2MML also includes BatchML files.

CESMII CEO on Keynote Panel at IndustryWeek’s Manufacturing & Technology (M&T) VIRTUAL Event – December 1, 2020
M&T virtually connects manufacturers with innovative solutions and insights from top industry experts to help them successfully navigate today’s rapid digital evolution.
Digital 1st – CESMII Online

CESMII delivers FREE educational value for you and your organization. Be sure to check out our latest content on YouTube. Our channel continues to grow with Smart Manufacturing content from our domain experts and others in industry.
Don’t miss our new ABOUT CESMII playlist and updated SM Innovation Platform playlist – 14 new videos!
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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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