Smart Manufacturing

As the United States’ non-profit institute dedicated to Smart Manufacturing (SM) – we are working to reduce cost, complexity and time-to-value so all manufacturers can engage in Smart Manufacturing.
We enable frictionless movement of information – raw and contextualized data – between real-time operations and the people and systems that create value in and across Manufacturing organizations.

Smart Manufacturing Executive Council

CESMII and SME Announce the Formation of a Smart Manufacturing Executive Council to Accelerate the Adoption of Smart Manufacturing in the U.S.

Ready to Accelerate your SM Journey?

The first step starts with a self-evaluation of your business practices – take our online Smart Manufacturing Business Practices Assessment.

Smart Manufacturing Marketplace

Find validated SM Profiles and crowd-sourced applications giving manufacturers access to ready-to-use solutions.

Smart Manufacturing Mindset™

Follow CESMII’s monthly webcast series where we explore the truths that hold real value for real people in the industry.

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Carbon Reporting Demonstration

CESMII & Industrie 4.0 are supporting the global effort to reduce CO2 emissions in manufacturing. 

How to Accelerate the Adoption of Smart Manufacturing

John Dyck, CEO of CESMII and Jeff Winter, Industry Executive of Manufacturing at Microsoft discuss the opportunities manufacturers & the entire ecosystem have to invest in Smart Manufacturing.


    Our mission is to enhance U.S. manufacturing productivity, global competitiveness, and reinvestment by increasing energy productivity, improving economic performance and raising workforce capacity. 


    Reduction in cost and time to deploy SM into existing processes within 5 years


    Improvement in energy productivity within 10 years

    Years to significant industry adoption of SM technology


    Improvement in energy efficiency in manufacturing plants or of major processes within 5 years


    We are your primary source for Smart Manufacturing Education and Workforce Development, Industry Networking, Funded Research and a Smart Manufacturing Innovation Platform to enable your digital transformation.
    SM Ecosystem Integration


    Our membership includes manufacturers, machine builders, tech providers, system integrators and academia all working together to advance SM.

    SM Education


    Our goal is to support national manufacturing learning with the development of education resources on Smart Manufacturing (SM) to enable national adoption.

    SM Enabling Technologies


    With funds from the national government, we facilitate projects that develop emerging technologies, drive research and innovation, delivering on our mission to democratize SM.

    SM Innovation Platform


    Creating an infrastructure that moves information into context and enables reuse of technologies through a marketplace, in a secure, interoperable, scalable and cost effective manner.

    Monthly Newsletters 

    May 2023 Newsletter

    May 2023 Newsletter

    May 2023 Newsletter Registration is now LIVE for the 2023 Annual CESMII Member Meeting We would like to invite you to join us for Smart Manufacturing Experience at SOUTHTEC, the home of our 2023 Annual CESMII Member Meeting, October 24-26 in Greenville, SC. Smart...

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    April 2023 Newsletter

    April 2023 Newsletter

    April 2023 Newsletter REMINDER: Our next meeting was rescheduled to this Thursday, May 4th at 4:00PM EST Add to Calendar Introducing: Smart Manufacturing Mindset™ Last week CESMII & SME kicked off a new monthly LinkedIn Live series, Smart Manufacturing...

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    March 2023 Newsletter

    March 2023 Newsletter

    March 2023 Newsletter Check out our new webinar series where we challenge guests to think differently about Smart Manufacturing. We'll explore the nuances that hide in plain sight – behind the acronyms and techno-jargon – to get to the truths that hold real value for...

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    Our Ecosystem

    We’re better by the sum of our parts. Our membership is made up of the following stakeholder groups allowing us to accumulatively make significant impacts on throughput, quality, cost and energy productivity through Smart Manufacturing. Don’t just take our word for it, hear what our members have to say.

      “We are a small tier 3 and 4 supplier of synthetic and natural rubber raw materials.  We have a small team wearing many hats.  Our engagement with CESMII is delivering value on many fronts, exposing us to the right technologies and techniques, but most importantly, letting us engage with a community of forward-looking manufacturers and technology providers that we would never have found otherwise.  We needed digital transformation expertise for our business, and CESMII put us in touch with Flexware Innovation, an excellent system integrator with whom we were able to engage.  We never would have found them without CESMII.”



      James Lawrence

      Plant Manger, ECM Performance Materials Group

      “With CESMII’s mission to “democratize Smart Manufacturing”, clearly Systems Integrators can benefit from the success of that outcome.  Since there is so much variation and customization in the way integrators solve problems for manufacturers, a standard approach would be valuable for OEMs, Systems Integrators and the ultimate end-user – the manufacturer.  The momentum CESMII is gaining is clear evidence there is demand for this thought leadership.”

      System Integrator


      Scott Whitlock

      CEO, Flexware Innovation

      “We strongly believe in standards, as exhibited by our work with CESMII on key OPC Foundation initiatives, and we appreciate that CESMII is addressing some of the great challenges preventing the adoption of digital transformation at scale. The focus on interoperability, openness, and the crowd-sourcing of information models for manufacturing assets is an essential accelerator for our mutual vision to accelerate the democratization of Smart Manufacturing. We’re pleased to engage with CESMII and their ecosystem as an enabling force in this industry, working broadly to bring real transformation to this industry.”

      Technology Provider


      Sam George

      Corporate Vice President, Azure IoT, Microsoft

      “Being a part of CESMII gives us access to a network of smart manufacturing technologies and users that can provide valuable insights and direction around technology development and education and training needs in the industry. “

      Academia & Labs


      Sherri McCleary

      Executive Director, Digital Foundry at New Kensington (Penn State)

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