Smart Manufacturing and IIoT Division

Our Events Calendar:

Our calendar of events includes the following events:

Society Webinar - April 14 - Dennis Brandl - Setting the Standards for Smart Manufacturing Register here
Society Webinar - April 20 - Jacob Chapman - Strategies for IT/OT Convergence Register here
Connect Live - April 28 -  David Schultz  - How MQTT Simplifies Smart Manufacturing Register here
Society Webinar - May 4 - Panel Discussion - Change Management - Register Here
Society Event - May 11
 - Smart Manufacturing and Industrial IoT Register here
Connect Live - May 26 - Meet the Technical Committees
Connect Live - June 2 - Onboarding New Members to Division
Connect Live  - June 23 -  Save the Date

Look for registration details coming in the Events section.

Newsletters:

The Division publishes Quarterly Newsletters with technical content and news. Read all the newsletters here.

Recent Blog Posts:

Take a look at our recent ISA blog posts made by our many members.

What Are Cobots?

5 Ways RFID Technology Facilitates Inventory and Production Visibility

What is Digital Transformation in Manufacturing?

What Are the First Steps to Protect ICS Assets from Existing Cyber Threats?

9 Automation Engineers' Ideas and Principles for Everyday Working Life

Digitization of Operations and Management in the Process Industry

ISA President's Column: Virtually Free

Spotlight on the ISA Analysis Division and Its Virtual Conference

Remote Access Device Sourcing Considerations for Security

What No One Tells You About Industrial Automaiton Marketing (Part 6): SEO and Content Marketing

Technical Committees

The division has set up several Technical Committees to help with creation and curation of userful content to benefit all division members. If you are interested in getting involved, reach out the respective committee chair.

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Chair: Shiv Kataria
Highlights: Stay tuned for more committee highlights!
Upcoming Industry Events: Coming Soon!
ISA Resources: Coming Soon!

Cloud Technologies

Chair: Ryan Warrington
Highlights: Stay tuned for more committee highlights!
Upcoming Industry Events: Coming Soon!
ISA Resources: Coming Soon!

Articial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML)

Chair: Dharmender Singhal
Highlights: Stay tuend for more committee highlights!
Upcoming Industry Events: Coming Soon!
ISA Resources: Coming Soon!

Communication and Networking (Industrial Internet)

Highlights: Stay tuned for more committee highlights!
Upcoming Industry Events: Coming Soon!
ISA Resources: Coming Soon!

Cyber Security

Chair: Jacob Chapman
Highlights: Stay tuned for more committee highlights!
Upcoming Industry Events: Coming Soon!
ISA Resources: Coming Soon!

Cyber Physical Systems

Highlights: Stay tuned for more committee highlights!
Upcoming Industry Events: Coming Soon!
ISA Resources: Coming Soon!

Digital Twin & Simulation

Chair: Sam Russem
Highlights: Stay tuned for more committee highlights!
Upcoming Industry Events: Coming Soon!
ISA Resources: Coming Soon!

Virtualization Technologies (AR & VR)

Highlights: Stay tuned for more committee highlights!
Upcoming Industry Events: Coming Soon!
ISA Resources: Coming Soon!

Division Documents:

Division Annual Report

2021 Division Plan

Smart Manufacturing and IIoT Division

The Smart Manufacturing and IIoT Division (also known as SMIIoT) is the newest and fastest growing division of ISA aimed at helping our members grow professionally and technically. The primary goals of SMIIoT are to provide clarity around these ever-evolving spaces, develop useful technical content, develop standardized approaches to solve critical problems, and provide a forum for networking and collaboration. ISA's understanding and focus of Smart Manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will continually evolve to adapt to the high level of activity and interest throughout the worldwide community, constant developments of new technologies, new applications, and new concepts from most of the major hardware manufacturers, solution providers, businesses, research institutions, and even governmental agencies.


What is IIoT?

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a subset of a much larger concept known as the Internet of Things (IoT). At a high level, IoT is a network of interrelated intelligence devices, computers, machines, and objects that are capable of transferring data without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. The application of IoT 'Industrial' use cases refers more specifically to interconnected control systems, sensors, instruments, industrial assets, computers and people. IIoT enables intelligent industrial operations using advances data analytics resulting in transformational business outcomes. The scale and span of IIoT can be massive, easily resulting in deployments reaching in to the thousands, if not tens of thousands of individual endpoints. When properly utilized and optimized, it can be one of the largest enablers for smart manufacturing.

What is Smart Manufacturing?

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines Smart Manufacturing Systems as "fully-integrated, collaborative manufacturing systems that respond in real time to meet changing demands and conditions in the factory, in the supply network, and in the customer needs." Thus smart manufacturing is an ecosystem which enables factories, warehouses, supply chains, etc. to be fully integrated and agile to fulfill customer demand for product or service delivery. Although arguments can be made to differentiate between other bug buzzwords like "Industry 4.0" and "Digital Transformation", they are often used interchangeably.Regardless of the semantics, these concepts boil down to collecting and harnessing a tremendous amount of data to make better decisions; telling business leaders what to do and when to do it. The goal of most Smart Manufacturing initiatives, therefore, are to identify opportunities for automating operations and use data analytics to drive better agility, increase efficiency, improve quality, and reduce a company's time-to-market. What makes all this possible is the collective application of different cutting-edge technologies that make manufacturing more connected, more intelligent, and more dynamic.

Division Activities

  • Create and collect technical resources for members (e.g. articles, whitepapers, case studies, tools, etc.)
  • Publish quarterly newsletter for awareness of SMIIoT division activities and industry news
  • Host technical webinars
  • Support Smart Manufacturing & IIoT Conference
  • Collaborate with ISA Districts and Sections to promote and disseminate relevant information
  • Expand volunteering opportunities for further collaboration and networking
  • Develop a network of Smart Manufacturing and IIoT partner organizations as resources to members

How to Join our Division?

Join us if you want to learn, contribute, network, and help build the Division to create a better world through automation.
You can join our Division at no additional charge. Please click here to add our Division to your membership.

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