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Panel on Enabling Smart Manufacturing

There have been a number of different terms used to describe exploiting the explosion in manufacturing and enterprise data by applying computing power and newer information technologies[1] to do things more efficiently (or "smarter") in manufacturing operations and supply chain management.  In the Gartner brief entitled "The Manufacturing Performance Dilemma, Part 2: From Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence to Operations Intelligence" this is called Operations Intelligence + Operations Process Management (OI+OPM).  The ARC Advisory Group has a notion termed Information Driven Manufacturing that is very similar.  Others refer to Collaborative Manufacturing.  The Smart Manufacturing Research Coalition (SMLC) has been using the term Smart Manufacturing for this (though they apply the approach to a number of different areas, not just operations), and this term has gotten some uptake and appeared in various publications.  Smart Manufacturing is the term that we have adopted for this panel.

This panel is meant to determine what is happening in this space. What are the visions for it? Is there an emerging consensus on what it is, what to call it, and how to use it?  Where is it being used?  What products are available to support it? Are there standards, platforms (open source or otherwise), architectures, virtual communities or other pre-competitive elements that could accelerate its deployment in industry and make it easily available to small and medium sized manufacturers?



[1] Information technologies often associated with Smart Manufacturing include cloud computing; high performance computing; data integration; analytics; modeling, simulation and analysis; mobile computing; and workflow automation.

PANELists

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Jim Davis
Vice Provost IT, UCLA / Technology Directions Advisor, Smart Management Leadership Coalition (SMLC)
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Michael Feldman
CTO, Savigent Software
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Celeste Fralick
Principal Engineer, Intel
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Brian Schott
CTO, Nimbus Services
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David Vasko
Director of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Rockwell Automation 
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Nate Arnold
IT Leader, GE Transportation/Global Service Operations

panel organizers

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email:
Simon Frechette  
Program Manager
ystems Integration for Manufacturing and Construction Applications (SIMCA) Program
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
simon.frechette@nist.gov
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email:
Frank Riddick  
Project Leader
Smart Factory Architecture (SFA) Project of the SIMCA program
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
frank.riddick@nist.gov
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email:
Evan Wallace (lead organizer) 
Co-Project Leader
Smart Factory Architecture (SFA) Project of the SIMCA program
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
evan.wallace@nist.gov