OCTOBER 2020 NEWSLETTER
CESMII & OPC FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE NEW
’OPC UA CLOUD LIBRARY JOINT WORKING GROUP’
TO SPEED PRE-BUILT SHOPFLOOR AND DIGITALIZATION APPLICATIONS FOR MANUFACTURERS

“This joint working group validates CESMII’s core, overarching strategy and commitment to interoperability and an open ecosystem, enabling the digitization and reuse of standard, templatized data structures that will dramatically reduce the cost and complexities of implementing Smart Manufacturing.” said CESMII CEO, John Dyck.

ONLINE EVENT: LEARN THE VALUE OF CESMII INNOVATION CLASS PROJECTS
Last Spring, CESMII launched “Innovation Projects” – a new class of projects to create real-world solutions to manufacturing problems through the use of CESMII Technologies. These agile, manufacturer-centric projects hold significant promise for the Operations side of our manufacturer members and will continue through a rolling process of open project calls.
We invite you to join one of our upcoming educational webinars to learn more about this class of projects, the value for you and how you can participate in future projects.
CESMII GROWTH – PART I:
HQ ADDS NEW TEAM MEMBER
We are pleased to announce that Ivelisse Esteves has joined the CESMII technical team as a Program Manager, responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation, and monitoring of institute projects from proposal to planning and through execution. The portfolio will be comprised of projects of varying sizes across multiple regions in the US.
 
Ivelisse is a certified Project Management Professional with 17 years of experience in manufacturing, healthcare, and aerospace industries, most of it at Honeywell International. She will be part of the CESMII HQ team reporting to Miguel Corcio and working remotely from the Atlanta area.
 
Please join us in welcoming Ivelisse to CESMII and wishing her success in this important role.
CESMII GROWTH – PART II:
TYSON FOODS & LITMUS JOIN AS NEW MEMBERS
Tyson Foods is a modern, multi-national, protein-focused food company producing approximately 20% of the beef, pork and chicken in the United States. Tyson Foods is also the leading protein provider to many national restaurant chains, and they are also the only company that sells chicken, beef, pork, and prepared foods products through all major retail distribution channels, including club stores, grocery stores, and discount stores. 

Litmus enables out-of-the-box data collection, analytics, and management with an Intelligent Edge Computing Platform for IIoT. Litmus provides the solution to transform critical edge data into actionable intelligence that can power predictive maintenance, machine learning, and AI.




6 Degrees of Smart Manufacturing Webcast Series

CESMII WEBCASTS CELEBRATE ENERGY AWARENESS MONTH
Our 6 Degrees of Smart Manufacturing webcast series wrapped up a 3-part discussion about the impact of Smart Manufacturing on energy productivity in October, which happens to be Energy Awareness Month. The 3 episodes:
  1. Smart Manufacturing Imperative #7: Sustainability explored the connection of Smart Manufacturing to energy utilization.
  2. Opportunities for Energy Management & Efficiency in Smart Manufacturing looked at the role of energy in manufacturing.
  3. Modeling & Optimizing Energy Use discussed the newly released Factory 4.0 Educational Toolkit teaching students to model energy as a variable input in manufacturing.
Help Us Close Out 2020 with Our
Last Two Events of the Year
November & December Dates – 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT

11/11:
Throwback 2020 – a Review of How CESMII Came to Define Smart Manufacturing
We’ll review our 2020 episodes and how people have defined Smart Manufacturing through their point-of-view. They’ve shaped how CESMII has formally defined it ourselves, and we will leverage that definition in shaping our plans to democratize Smart Manufacturing.
12/9:
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!
UPCOMING CESMII MEMBER MEETINGS
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 dale.turner@cesmii.org or shekhar.chandrashekhar@cesmii.org
Aerospace Affinity Group
Date: November 12, 2020
Time: 9:00am Pacific / 12:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
CESMII Members National Call
Date: November 18, 2020
Time: 1:00pm Pacific / 4:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
Small to Medium Sized Manufacturers (SMM) Affinity Group
Date: November 19, 2020
Time: 10:00am Pacific / 1:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
Food, Beverage & Consumer Goods Affinity Group
Date: December 11, 2020
Time: 10:00am Pacific / 1:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
Member Highlight:
RPI Team Selected as Finalists in Manufacturing Design Competition
A team of students from the 2019 AMPS Class here at RPI has been selected as a finalist in the ASME 2020 Student Manufacturing Design Competition. This team’s project involved installing and collecting operational manufacturing data from (4) systems: Sandvik, Machine Metrics, Haas Connect, and a homegrown system.  The team performed preliminary data analysis on the collected information to predict process failures. The CESMII NRMC @ RPI and the MILL were sponsors of the project. The project was the foundation for future collaborations between the CESMII SMIC @ RPI, the MILL and the Hearst Digital Manufacturing Lab (HDML). Congratulations!
UPCOMING EVENTS

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.
RECENT EVENTS
LA Mayor’s Manufacturing Summit: COVID Response, Economic Recovery, and Building Resilience

In celebration of National Manufacturing Day, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti hosted an online panel that included CESMII’s CEO, John Dyck, to discuss the response in manufacturing to the global pandemic, actions for economic recovery and building resilience against future disruption.

National Manufacturing Guard Webinar
CESMII CEO John Dyck and fellow Manufacturing USA institute leaders have created a decisive set of strategies and recommendations – including establishing a National Manufacturing Guard – to reinforce the US Supply Chain against future disruptions.
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.
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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.
Disclaimer: This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Niether the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of its employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness

 

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