- Reinventing “global localization”: the local manufacturing ecosystem
- Manufacturing As A Service (MAAS): What is it, and is it realistic?
- Manufacturing business requirements for governments to consider, to decrease risk
- Availability of local, national and international support and resources
- The evolving role and opportunity of the EMS business model
- Dynamic resource management
- Autonomous automation / software-driven manufacturing
- Intelligent Maintenance
- Data acquisition methodologies and best practice
- Ways of using data to gain the maximum benefit through visibility, control and AI
Supply Chain / Manufacturing Ecosystem
- Security, trust and reliability
- Can ‘Lean’ or ‘ Just In Time’ be reinvented in the 21st Century?
- Addressing the risks of counterfeit materials and products
- Controlling distribution to meet with restrictions and requirements
- Sustainability in the Supply Chain – ethical sourcing, reducing distance to end-customer
New Product Technology Requirements On Manufacturing
- New manufacturing skills, tools and automation
- E-Mobility, including batteries, chargers etc.
- Domestic renewable energy management
- Cybernetics and medical devices, online and embedded
- IIoT devices
Environmental / The Circular Economy
- Design for sustainability, including repair, recycling and market feedback
- Should investment in re-use and recycling equal that of manufacturing?
- Energy efficiency and collaboration
- Manufacturing network (OT) cybersecurity
- Impact of CMMC on the industry
Abstract submission form
eSmart Factory COMMITTEE
Presentations are invited from engineers, practitioners and researchers in the sectors below. All presentations should be solution-led, objective in nature and free from any form of commercial bias.
Abstract deadline: September 14th, 2022