Integrating knowledge, technology, and business into smart manufacturing outcomes
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Smart Manufacturing Experience 2022, a hybrid in-person/livestreamed event, will help small to medium manufacturers (SMMs) leverage the power of advanced manufacturing technologies to improve their bottom line and advance their manufacturing operations in real-time.
The event, scheduled for June 7-9, 2022, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, is sponsored by SME, CESMII, AMT and AMI, which have partnered for Smart Manufacturing Experience to meet the technology needs of SMMs. The sponsors work in collaboration with industry, academia and government agencies to bring solutions that drive the advancement of smart manufacturing operations.
New priorities are emerging along with the need for smart technologies to drive changes in the manufacturing ecosystem. Among the key factors for SMMs’ survival in the coming decade will be successfully integrating smart and digital technologies as part of their businesses’ digital transformation, adjusting for the impact of a changing supply chain, and successfully addressing the manufacturing labor shortage through both attracting new talent and training existing workers on new technologies.
“If you thought you had time to adopt new technology – the world just told you, you don’t,” said Robert Willig, executive director and CEO of SME. “Smart manufacturing is driving change and setting the stage for the manufacturing industry to adapt faster than ever to keep production and our economy going.”
“Growth in manufacturing is not only about adoption of technology that is smarter and faster, said Willig, “but it’s also about making change when the global landscape shifts. At Smart Manufacturing Experience, you will see first-hand how companies already are making smart changes, training their workforce, and getting great ROI. This event will expose you to eight key smart manufacturing disciplines that will show you the journey from a smart factory to a smart supply chain, and most of all, to a smart workforce, and you’ll get to talk with these innovators about their experiences.”
Conference Features Multiple Learning Paths
In addition to the exhibition, each day of Smart Manufacturing Experience will feature leading smart-technology solutions and will offer multiple learning paths or tracks to attendees. These will include keynote addresses chosen from among smart manufacturing’s leading companies, workshops that provide detailed focus on technical and business topics, thought-leadership panels with key industry experts debating relevant issues, and 60 conference sessions about technology, issues and solutions that make sense for small- to medium-sized businesses.
Keynote addresses include:
- John Butler, vice president, Technology & Engineering for Arconic
- John Vickers, principal technologist, Space Technology Mission Directorate for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and
- Bob McWard, Director of Operations, Raytheon Intelligence & Space
Featured panel discussions will address critical issues in the Smart Manufacturing space, including:
- The Role of Smart Manufacturing in Creating a More Productive, Resilient and Data-Driven Enterprise
- Smart Manufacturing Interoperability and Harmonization
- Attracting and Training the Next Generation Manufacturing Workforce
Also present at Smart Manufacturing Experience will be a Knowledge Bar. These interactive technical sessions encourage dialog with the presenters for a more personal experience.
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For registration information, visit the Smart Manufacturing Experience Registration page.
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes U.S.- based manufacturing technology – those who design, build, sell and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing. Learn more at amtonline.org.
Advanced Manufacturing International, Inc. is a non-profit organization focused on accelerating the digital transformation of small to medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) with simple, secure, and ultra-low-cost solutions. AMI is led by industry veterans with decades of experience in delivering production level, smart, digital solutions, and cultural transformations to manufacturing—all without breaking the bank. AMI is a subsidiary of the Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group, Inc. (MTDG) and is based in Clearwater, Fla.
CESMII is the United States’ national institute on Smart Manufacturing, driving cultural and technological transformation and secure industrial technologies as national imperatives. By enabling frictionless movement of information between real-time Operations and the people and systems that create value in and across Manufacturing organizations, CESMII is impacting manufacturing performance through measurable improvements in areas such as: quality, throughput, costs/profitability, safety, asset reliability and energy productivity.
SME connects manufacturing professionals, academia and communities, sharing knowledge and resources to build inspired, educated and prosperous manufacturers and enterprises. With 90 years of experience and expertise in events, media, membership, training and development, and also through the SME Education Foundation, SME is committed to promoting manufacturing technology, developing a skilled workforce and attracting future generations to advance manufacturing. Learn more at sme.org, follow @SME_MFG on Twitter or facebook.com/SMEmfg.
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