Smart Manufacturing and IIoT Division

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Our Events Calendar:

May Connect Live

August 24, 2022 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am EST
Industry Readiness and Maturity
This Smart Manufacturing and IIoT (SMIIoT) Connect Live event will discuss Industry Readiness and Maturity. No formal presentation will be given and participates are encouraged to share their own experiences and ask questions of others in the meeting. This is an event by members and for members and all are encouraged to join.

Head to the SMIIoT LinkedIn Page to register!

September Webinar: SMIIoT General Webinar by Jeff Winter

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.

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What Makes a Factory a Smart Factory?

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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: Upcoming Events
ISA Resources: Resources

Cloud & Edge Technologies

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

Articial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML)

Fourth Wednesday of Month at 10:30 am EST

Chair: Ines Mechkane
Highlights: Check out our February 2022 Connect Live event!
Upcoming Industry Events: Upcoming Events
ISA Resources: Resources

Industrial Connectivity

Third Tuesday of Month at 9:00 am EST

Chair: Andy Piatek
Highlights: Stay tuned for more committee highlights!
Upcoming Industry Events: Upcoming Events
ISA Resources: Resources

Cyber Security

Last Wednesday of Month at 10:00 am EST

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

Industrial Maturity & Readiness

Fourth Friday of Month at 10:00 am EST

Chair: Brian Romano
Highlights: Stay tuned for more committee highlights!
Upcoming Industry Events: Upcoming Events
ISA Resources: Resrouces

Digital Twin & Simulation

Second Thursday of Month at 11:00 am EST

Chair: Juan Pablo Zeballos Raczy
Highlights: Stay tuned for more committee highlights!
Upcoming Industry Events: Upcoming Events
ISA Resources: Resources

Virtualization Technologies (AR & VR)

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

Division Documents:

Division Annual Report

2021 Division Plan

SMIIoT Division Earns Excellence Awards

Congratulations to Sujata Tilak and the SMIIoT Division for being selected as the Division Leader Excellence and Division Excellence award recipients. You can view all of the ISA awards here.

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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