Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 12:30 PM PST
Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 7:00 PM PST

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Governance Board Meeting and Training will be held at the Luskin Conference Center, UCLA campus, 425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA  90095


CESMII Annual Meeting will be held at Carnesale Commons , UCLA campus,   251 Charles E Young Drive West, Los Angeles, CA  90095

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CESMII Annual Meeting

Democratizing Smart Manufacturing 


February 27 – Luskin Conference Center                                        Member Only Events

8:00a - 12:00p       Governance Board Meeting (By Invitation Only)

12:30p - 2:30p       Training Session:  Smart Manufacturing:  Resetting the 

or 3:00p - 5:00p      Discussion** - Sessions are full and no longer available.

12:30p - 2:30p       Training Session:  Smart Manufacturing:  Cost Justification  

or 3:00p - 5:00p     and ROI** - Sessions are full and no longer available.

5:15p - 6:15p Questions & Answers with CESMII Leadership (Members Only)

Each Training Session above has a maximum capacity of 50 ppl.  We reserve the right to cancel or combine sessions as necessary. 

Training Sessions provided by CESMII Partner, MESA International.

February 28 – Carnesale Commons                                        Member Only Events

8:00a - 8:30a        Welcome and Introductions

                               State of the Institute

8:30a - 9:00a          CESMII - the Home of Smart Manufactuirng

                               A Practical Vision - Today and for Tomrrow

9:00a - 9L15a         US Dept of Energy Vision for CESMII

9:15a - 10:15a        Investing in Smart Manufacturing

                               The CESMII Roadmap Project Overview

10:15a-10:30a         BREAK

10:30a-11:30a         Accelerating the Journey to Smart Manufacturing

                                The Smart Manufacturing Software Platform

11:30a-12:45p         Lunch, Networking and Project Poster Session

12:45p-1:30p           Keynote - Jacob Simonsen, Gartner

1:30p-2:30p             Delivering Value through Operations

                                HQ and Regional Manufactuirng Centers

2:30p - 3:00p           The Role of Systems Integrators in Democratizing SM

3:00p-3:15p             BREAK

3:15p -  4:15p          Democratizing Smart Manufacturing Knowledge
             Enabling Transformation through Knowledge 

 4:15p - 5:15p         Smart Manufacturing Futures Panel 

                               * SM Knowledge - Training & Workforce Development

                               * SM Technology - Platform Infrastructure & Standards

                               * SM Innovation - Business Practices & Agile Innovations


5:00p -5:30p Call to Action and Closing Remarks

5:30p-6:30p Cocktail Reception


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Training Session:

Smart Manufacturing:  Resetting the Discussion 

  • Overview of Smart Manufacturing
  • 21st Century Global Supply Chain REquirements
  • Continuous Improvement Concepts & Practices as a Driver for Smart Manufacturing
  • The Role of Smart Connected Systems for Scalable Continuous Improvement Across Global Supply Chains
  • Global Market Advances Adaptive Manufacturing:  The Business Requirements and Theory

**All Sessions are full and no longer available.**

Training Session:

Smart Manufacturing:  Cost Justification and ROI

This session will introduce attendees to the concepts and major components required to complete an ROI and justification.  It will also provide guidance about the kinds of questions that need to be answered througout the process and the vairous considerations that need to be included in the calculations.

**All Sessions are full and no longer available.**

More Information

All Training Session are provided by MESA International.

To continue beyond the Annual Meeting, all CESMII member organizations will receive one (1) complementary code to take MESA's "Journey to Smart Manufacturing" and/or "Smart Manufacturing Justification & RoI" online course, as well as discounted codes for additional seats. Details provided at the meeting.

**All Sessions are full and no longer available.**


Hotel Accommodations

CESMII had reserved a block of rooms at the Hotel Angeleno in Los Angeles.  These rooms are now sold out.  You can still reserve a room at this hotel, by calling their Reservations Line at (866) 264-3536.  However, the new rate is $289/night

CESMII is looking into other area hotels.  Please check out some of the hotels near UCLA that offer a discount.  

Other Hotel Information

  1. Holiday Inn Express West Los Angeles (2/26-2/28) – $219 – reference “UCLA Annual Meeting” (CESMII has 25 rooms blocked off) – (310) 478-1400
  1. Hilgard House Hotel (2/26/2/28) – $189 – must reference “UCLA room rate” (limited rooms and rates may change) – 310-208-3945
  1. Luxe Sunset Blvd Hotel (2/26-2/28) - $245 – must reference “UCLA room rate” (limited rooms and rates may change) – 310-476-6571