Greater than the Sum of its Parts
SMLC is building the nation’s first Open Smart Manufacturing Platform for collaborative industrial-networked information applications through at-scale demonstrations.
SMLC envisions a 21st century SM enterprise (from suppliers, OEMs, and companies to supply chains) that is fully integrated, knowledge-enabled, and model rich. Such visibility across the enterprise (internal and external) would radically improve the ability to inform decisions and drive action.
The Open Smart Manufacturing Platform and Marketplace enables manufacturing companies of all sizes to gain easy, affordable access to modeling and analytical technologies that can be tailored to meet cross-industry business-case objectives without having to retrofit existing systems.
The concept of an open architecture enables the ability to access and contribute to a marketplace of industrial applications, including commercial and open-source technologies. Manufacturers will have access to endless possibilities through connecting new and existing architectures, talent and solutions. Similarly, solution providers, software vendors and entrepreneurs will have access to a broader manufacturing community and will be given a huge opportunity to innovate further.
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Recognized for its leadership in Smart Manufacturing, SMLC supports the manufacturing industry through pursuing a comprehensive technology that no one company can undertake. Activities are built around industry-driven development, application and scaling of a shared infrastructure that will achieve transformational economic-wide impact, manufacturing innovation and global competitiveness.
Without an open, industrial infrastructure, adoption of Smart Manufacturing is not economically viable. Solutions implemented in piecemeal fashion will continue to limit innovation and capability.
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