The U.S.’ Smart Manufacturing Institute is excited to participate in the establishment of the International Management-X Council, with its official announcement at the 2023 Annual CESMII Member Meeting hosted at SOUTHTEC’s Smart Manufacturing Experience this week in Greenville, S.C.
They join Germany (Plattform Industrie 4.0), Austria (Plattform Industrie 4.0 Österreich), France (Alliance Industrie du Futur), Australia, Canada (Offensive de Transformation Numérique), South Korea (KOSMO), Japan (RRI), Italy (Confindustria) and the Netherlands (Smart Industry) in launching this important initiative to implement a federated, decentralized and collaborative data ecosystem for smart manufacturing. It is anticipated that more will be joining them soon!
The collective vision for the International Manufacturing-X (IM-X) Council is to enable open, global and cross-industry operation of cost-effective data networks. This will be realized through three sets of strategic initiatives:
- Connect value chains and manufacturing data networks across supply chains, industries, and countries
- Implement global foundations for data-driven resilient, sovereign and climate-neutral production covering the full life cycle of production and products
- Enable innovative value creation in an interoperable and sovereign data ecosystem
IM-X is a ground-breaking effort to facilitate open, international R&D, partnerships, cooperation, standardization and deployment of manufacturing technology, which at its core is based on the creation of a federated, decentralized and collaborative data ecosystem for smart manufacturing.