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Transforming the Automotive Industry: A Public Preview of the Industry’s First Smart Manufacturing Roadmap (CESMII)

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  • access_time 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET
  • location_onSmart Manufacturing Theater
  • blur_circularKeynote Presentation
  • monetization_onIncluded with Exhibits Registration

Join us for the highly anticipated launch of the Smart Manufacturing Roadmap for the Automotive Industry, a groundbreaking initiative from USCAR – consisting of leadership and subject matter experts from Ford, GM and Stellantis – that promises to reshape the future of the automotive industry. 

This Automotive Smart Manufacturing Roadmap identifies and addresses the key challenges facing the automotive ecosystem (OEMs, Tier Suppliers, Machine Builder, Technology Providers, System Integrators, etc.). Discover the imminently practical yet revolutionary strategies that enables these organizations to collaborate in key, pre-competitive endeavors, radically reducing cost & complexity – without compromising their need to differentiate and support their own business strategies. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Smart Manufacturing Roadmap: The session introduces the USCAR Smart Manufacturing Roadmap for the Automotive Industry, showcasing its potential to drive innovation and shape the future of automotive manufacturing through transformative Smart Manufacturing architectures, technologies, and ecosystem transformation
  • Reducing Cost & Complexity: Emphasizing collaboration between all industry stakeholders, the roadmap highlights the importance of engaging ecosystem players to eliminate stovepipe architectures, infrastructure replication, and data siloes.
  • Supply Chain Resilience via Real Time Data Interchange: Expand from the capabilities that enable interoperability at the plant and enterprise level, and apply them to the Supply Chain, enabling the real time interchange of data between manufacturers and suppliers via standards-based information models.


  • Jeff Winter
    Sr. Director of Industry Strategy
    Hitachi Solutions
  • Matthew Littlefield
    Co-founder, President, and Research Leader
    LNS Research
  • John Dyck
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Michael Bastian
    Advanced and Digital Manufacturing Engineering Manager
    Ford Motor Company
  • Jeffrey Abell
    Chief Scientist for Global Manufacturing and Director of Manufacturing Systems Research
    General Motors
  • Trever White
  • Donald McCartney
    VP of Global Digital Manufacturing and Enterprise Architecture
    Oshkosh Corporation