Welcome to Smart Manufacturing Mindsetwhere we challenge guests to think differently about manufacturing.

We’ll explore the nuances that hide in plain sight – behind the acronyms, techno-jargon and misinformation – to get to the truths that hold real value for real people in the industry.

Having a ‘Smart Manufacturing Mindset’ is the next evolution of the Quality and the Lean, Continuous Improvement mindset, aligning these vital disciplines to accelerate value creation. So, what are you waiting for? Follow Smart Manufacturing Mindset on LinkedIn today and join the conversation about the future of manufacturing!

Set the Right Mindset for Smart Manufacturing

Set the Right Mindset for Smart Manufacturing

The adoption of new technology plays an important role in the ongoing, competitive global manufacturing race. Many leading manufacturers are planning to compete as highly integrated ecosystems with highly connected digital supplier networks, and this race is fueling the drive to implement smart manufacturing (SM) technologies.CESMII, the Smart Manufacturing Institute, is one of the national Manufacturing USA institutes helping manufacturers accelerate their efforts. Through our work with manufacturers, we have found that cultivating the right mindset and culture in the organization is a key factor to successful implementation and sustainment of smart manufacturing initiatives—a mindset that promotes the right set...
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Smart Manufacturing Mindset™: Becoming a SM Roadmap Professional

Smart Manufacturing Mindset™: Becoming a SM Roadmap Professional

In this era of digital transformation, 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. Fortunately, CESMII, the Smart Manufacturing Institute, has teamed up with the team at Rensselaer at Work & NxGen to develop the SM Roadmap Professional Certification Course – a course that teaches CESMII’s strategic approach to developing SM Roadmaps with the necessary tools to guide manufacturers through their transformation journey. Join us...
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Smart Manufacturing Mindset™: Ask The Experts | SM Technology Workshop

Smart Manufacturing Mindset™: Ask The Experts | SM Technology Workshop

CESMII has been chartered (by the U.S. Department of Energy) to reduce the cost and time to implement Smart Manufacturing systems by 50%, which is certainly an audacious mission! As part of our strategy to accomplish that, we believe it’s essential to fundamentally transform the next-generation manufacturing software landscape by moving away from stove-piped architectures and enabling application interoperability. To that end, we’ve created this 7-hour Smart Manufacturing Architecture and Technology Workshop – a deep dive into the fundamentals of interoperability, modern OT/IT-friendly platform architectures, open specifications, and interfaces enabled by information models, data standards/standardization, the importance of a graph...
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Smart Manufacturing Mindset™: Unlock Efficiency with Digital Lean

Smart Manufacturing Mindset™: Unlock Efficiency with Digital Lean

Kick-off 2024 with the latest CESMII Smart Manufacturing Mindset LinkedIn Live event on "Digital Lean." Explore the transformative power of modern technologies in supporting Continuous Improvement and propelling those efforts to new heights as we embrace new ideas in the new year. Join us to uncover key strategies to optimize processes and maximize productivity. Dive deep into the realm of Digital Lean and discover how you can revolutionize your approach to operational excellence as part of this community of continuous learners.
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Smart Manufacturing Mindset™: CESMII Year-End Reflections & Milestones

Smart Manufacturing Mindset™: CESMII Year-End Reflections & Milestones

🌟 CESMII Celebration: Holiday Cheer, and Year-End Reflections Live Event! 🌟 As the year comes to a close, it's time to reflect on the milestones, achievements, and shared learnings that have defined 2023. Join some of the CESMII team who will take you on a journey through the accomplishments and breakthroughs of the past year. From innovative projects to collaborative endeavors, we'll share the highlights that have shaped our collective Smart Manufacturing successes in 2023.
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Smart Manufacturing Mindset™: Supply Chain Data Exchange (IM-X)

Smart Manufacturing Mindset™: Supply Chain Data Exchange (IM-X)

CESMII announced our involvement in the International Manufacturing-X (IM-X) Council a few short weeks ago. Join our next Smart Manufacturing Mindset LinkedIn Live webcast to learn more about the IM-X Council, its role in connecting global supply chains, and how CESMII and its ecosystem can help shape a smarter, more interconnected future in manufacturing.
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Special Edition: Smart Manufacturing Mindset™ | Truths & Myths on IT/OT Convergence

Special Edition: Smart Manufacturing Mindset™ | Truths & Myths on IT/OT Convergence

Join series host Mike Yost and the rest of the CESMII ecosystem for live comment and interaction replaying one of the most anticipated panels from our 2023 Annual CESMII Member Meeting. Leaders from Procter & Gamble, Raytheon Technologies, SymphonyAI, and ThinkIQ will discuss several truths and debunk various myths about convergence – one of the most regularly discussed topics our members raise to us – and we’ll replay it to keep the conversations going. One of the most powerful promises of Industry 4.0 is that the technology itself is no longer a barrier to the IT and OT worlds co-existing...
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Smart Manufacturing Mindset™ | Think Differently: Shaping your SM Journey

Smart Manufacturing Mindset™ | Think Differently: Shaping your SM Journey

After months of sharing best practices around various aspects of smart manufacturing, this month’s episode brings listeners a first-hand account of a company on its SM journey. Together with the Digital Foundry team at Penn State, MSA Safety is seeing real results from their 9-month journey thus far. The process uses CESMII’s toolset to form a baseline before building a technology and organizational roadmap to address its strategic goals.
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Smart Manufacturing Mindset™ | Think Differently: Continuous Improvement

Smart Manufacturing Mindset™ | Think Differently: Continuous Improvement

Join us as we dig into the age-old principles and practices of Continuous Improvement looking through the lens of modern, Smart Manufacturing thinking. Do Smart Manufacturing and CI belong together? Can they coexist? Or, conversely, can one truly exist without the other?In this next installment of our Smart Manufacturing Mindset LinkedIn Live series, we’ll unpack the role of Smart Manufacturing practices and technologies in underpinning the core tenants of Lean, 6-Sigma, and Digital Manufacturing. We’ll explore how data-driven strategies are transforming manufacturing by enhancing the essential role of people in driving progress, and offer invaluable insights into striking the necessary...
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Smart Manufacturing Mindset™ | Think Differently: AI in Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing Mindset™ | Think Differently: AI in Manufacturing

Join us as we explore a new way of thinking about AI, looking to harness its full potential and unlock unprecedented opportunities for manufacturers. We’ll explore how to optimize production processes, enhance quality, streamline supply chains, and drive overall operational excellence. Furthermore, we’ll examine the possibilities of human-AI collaboration, emphasizing AI as a collaborative partner to leverage its capabilities to augment human decision-making, enhance productivity, and foster innovation. Whether you are a seasoned manufacturing professional or an AI enthusiast, this event offers an opportunity to gain valuable insights into the future of manufacturing. Discover how the convergence of AI and...
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Smart Manufacturing Mindset™ | Think Differently: The Future of Sustainable Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing Mindset™ | Think Differently: The Future of Sustainable Manufacturing

Sustainable manufacturing is top of mind for many manufacturers. The value proposition has been clearly laid out when it comes to sustainable business practices not only bringing substantial financial benefits but also contributing to a safer environment, improved employee well-being, and enhanced product safety. Even still, many lack clear business cases for sustainability efforts. Our discussion today includes tips for what companies can measure, what the opportunities for savings and improvements are, and how to get started. This 50-minute conversation provides considerations for any company on its sustainability journey centered around a few common themes: data, culture, and ecosystem.
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Smart Manufacturing Mindset™ | Think Differently: IT/OT Convergence

Smart Manufacturing Mindset™ | Think Differently: IT/OT Convergence

In this webcast, CESMII VP of Technology, Jonathan Wise, Flexware’s Brent Mehringer, and Ace Technology’s Craig Egan join series host Mike Yost to explore how to learn from the past while embracing the future - with your people, your business, and your tech. Hear about challenges adopting and successfully scaling 4.0, architectural ideas and approaches for the future, why the information model is an essential prerequisite for any I4.0 effort, how to harness and apply the skills of the next generation workforce.
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Smart Manufacturing Mindset™ | Think Differently: Leadership’s Role in Smart Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing Mindset™ | Think Differently: Leadership’s Role in Smart Manufacturing

Sustainable manufacturing is top of mind for many manufacturers. The value proposition has been clearly laid out when it comes to sustainable business practices not only bringing substantial financial benefits but also contributing to a safer environment, improved employee well-being, and enhanced product safety. Even still, many lack clear business cases for sustainability efforts.
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