“The art of the possible is the vision of what Smart Manufacturing can do. The art of the practical is unique to every organization.”

Jeff Winter

Senior Director of Industry Strategy, Hitachi Solutions America

Smart Manufacturing Acceleration Roadmap Professional Certification Course

Now Accepting Applicants for April 15 – June 7, 2024

In the digital transformation era, the manufacturing landscape is rapidly evolving, offering unprecedented opportunities for growth and innovation. However, many manufacturers are grappling with the challenge of where to begin their journey toward Smart Manufacturing, how to prioritize investments, and how to build a solid foundation for success.

CESMII has teamed up with the team at Rensselaer at Work & NxGen Group to develop the SM Acceleration Roadmap Professional Certification Course. Attendees learn CESMII’s strategic approach to developing SM Roadmaps and gain the necessary tools to guide manufacturers through their transformation journey. Learn more and sign up here.

Top 5 Takeaways

  1. Not all Smart Manufacturing and industrial IoT courses are equal. The CESMII approach includes a focus on internal alignment and looks at both capabilities and outcomes. Thanks to the CESMII mission, the primary goal is oriented around the value to be gained across companies of all sizes and industries.
  2. The process is key to success. The technology side of Smart Manufacturing is only one of the six things that are important. You look at strategy and then culture. For example, perhaps some things that be stopped because they don’t make business sense to continue.
  3. It generates actions and clear next steps. Other assessments give a summary of findings or final report, but upon completing the CESMII process, manufacturers are given specific things to act on right away. The roadmap identifies immediate things to help make progress.
  4. Manufacturers need a common language. This topic seems to come up every month from our SM Mindset series panelists, the importance of being on the same page is critical. Having a standard set of definitions and processes in the industry helps answer the question form a customer of how and ‘where do I start?’
  5. The CESMII roadmap toolset is flexible and focused on the now, next, and future. Unlike other assessments available today, CESMII is enabling manufacturers to take advantage of the technology in the market today, as well as prepare for the future.

Our panelists this month are recent graduates of the Smart Manufacturing Acceleration Roadmap Professional Course:

Smart Manufacturing Mindset™

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