Gulf Coast Regional Manufacturing Center

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What is Smart Manufacturing?

Smart Manufacturing (SM) enables all information about the manufacturing process to be available when it is needed, where it is needed, and in the form it is needed across the entire manufacturing value-chain to power smart decisions. Islands of efficiency become interoperable, networked, and resilient solutions to drive transformational manufacturing enterprise performance for any size, level of technical sophistication, or resource availability at lower cost.

Smart Manufacturing unlocks real-time data currently inaccessible or unused through new technology tools that realize benefits faster across the manufacturing enterprise.

Relative to today’s state-of-the-art technologies, CESMII targets an overall 15% improvement in energy efficiency, a doubling of energy productivity in manufacturing, implementing solutions in half the time and at half the current cost. CESMII aims to develop a growing, world-class workforce and supply chain.

The business improvements vary depending on the manufacturer and their goals and strategies, examples include; customer satisfaction, energy efficiency, productivity, safety and time to market.  Ultimately, Smart Manufacturing becomes the sustainable engine that delivers profitable business in the manufacturing environment enabling expansion and growth.

What is CESMII?

For More Information

Dean L. Schneider, Ph.D., P.E.

Dean L. Schneider

TEES Center Fellow
Co-Director, Gulf Coast Regional Manufacturing Center

Stratos Pistikopoulos, Ph.D.

Stratos Pistikopoulos

Interim Co-Director, Texas A&M Energy Institute
Co-Director, Gulf Coast Regional Manufacturing Center

Scott S. Miller, P.E.

Scott S. Miller

Smart Manufacturing Practice Leader, Gulf Coast Regional Manufacturing Center

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In partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) brings over $140 million in public-private investment to radically improve the precision, performance and efficiency of U.S. advanced manufacturing. CESMII is the 9th Institute of the Manufacturing USA, established by the White House to spur U.S. innovation, sustainability and competitiveness.

What is the GCRMC?

CESMII is a national network of Regional Manufacturing Centers (RMCs) each focused on local relationships with opportunities for national impact in the areas of technology transfer and workforce development. The power of the network is cross-linking resources, capabilities and expertise across business, workforce and technical focus areas, leveraging each region’s unique industrial environments.

The regions include the California, Gulf Coast, Southeast, Northeast, Midwest and Northwest. The headquarters is located in Los Angeles, CA. The Texas A&M Energy Institute and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) are leading the Gulf Coast Regional Manufacturing Center (GCRMC), one of five regional centers located across the country. The Texas A&M Energy Institute and TEES will be assisted by industry partners, along with The University of Texas at Austin and Tulane University, to focus on the chemical, oil and gas sectors.

The GCRMC is located in the Frederick E. Giesecke Engineering Research Building, along with the Modeling and Simulation Focus Area within CESMII’s “sister” Manufacturing USA institute, the Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID) Modular Process Intensification Institute.


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