LOS ANGELES — The Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) announced that Savigent Software has joined the Manufacturing USA initiative as its first national member.

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, CESMII brings over $140 million in public-private investment to enable smart manufacturing technologies and systems to become the driving, sustainable engine that delivers real-time business and energy improvements in U.S. manufacturing. 

“Savigent is not only our first national member, but will be an important technical partner moving forward,” remarked Jim Wetzel, CEO of CESMII. “As our organization grows with additional members from industry, academia and non-governmental organizations, CESMII will create an ecosystem for innovation, workforce development and business practices to advance our institutional goals and the productivity goals of our members."

As the Institute’s first national member, Savigent Software will work with CESMII’s leadership and its regional, resource and consortium partners to develop and leverage nationwide projects focused on making more efficient use of energy and other resources.

“We’re eager to share the Savigent Technology and our passion for Smart Manufacturing with the CESMII network,” said Mark Besser, senior vice president of customer success for Savigent Software. “These projects and initiatives will validate and increase productivity, energy efficiency and overall profitability, significantly improving the capabilities of participating U.S. Manufacturing companies and their supply chain.”

CESMII defines smart manufacturing (SM) as the business, technology, infrastructure, and workforce practice of optimizing manufacturing through the use of engineered systems that integrate operational technologies and information technologies (OT/IT). CESMII’s focus is the development of advanced sensors, controls, platforms and high performance computational models to help companies of all sizes across a variety of manufacturing industries realize the benefits of SM and make U.S. manufacturers more competitive.

The Institute will accelerate SM adoption through integration of advanced technologies and intelligence, radically improving precision, performance, quality, sustainability and energy efficiency. As a provider of event-driven SM software, Savigent Software is a key element for CESMII and is an integral part of the core technology offering the Institute will leverage to build these new solutions.

To learn about CESMII, visit www.cesmii.org.