Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition

Goals

About Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition

 

Goals

SMLC focuses on a collaborative business model to lower costs, share pre-competitive practices and technologies, collectively define R&D areas and facilitate innovation through competitive value added processes. SMLC intends to:

  • Lower cost barriers for applying advanced data analysis, modeling, and simulation in core manufacturing processes
  • Build pre-competitive infrastructure including network and information technology, interoperability, and shared business data
  • Establish an industry-shared platform that includes an open architecture software development framework
  • Create and provide broad access to next-generation sensors, including low-cost sensing and sensor fusion technologies
  • Establish industry test beds for Smart Manufacturing concepts and make them available to companies of all sizes.
  • Develop a standards-based reference architecture based on industry-driven collaboration with IT supplier
  • Integrate requirements of small, medium and large enterprises
  • Develop and implement R&D projects for joint investment and execution of smart manufacturing opportunities through partnerships and initiatives
  • Facilitate efforts to secure funding from governmental and other sources to address priorities collectively identified by the SMLC members