WASHINGTON (5/13/2019) — As a further expansion of collaborative outreach and support, the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) and IMS International (IMSI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday at the NCMS Washington Office. IMSI Chair, Jack Harris, and NCMS President and CEO, Lisa Strama, were present at the event and gave remarks on the opportunity this partnership presents to help small to medium sized (SME) manufacturers. Through this agreement, the IMSI ManuVation program gains a valuable partner to strengthen services to SME manufacturers that provides understanding and integration of new technologies through guidebooks, workshops, and sharing best practices.
“Formalizing our relationship through direct collaboration will advance manufacturing capabilities and technology across our industrial base at a much more rapid pace with a broader reach,” said Ms. Strama.
NCMS will speak at an upcoming IMSI ManuVation Industry 4.0 workshop that will help manufacturers understand current cybersecurity risks and how to reduce exposure. The two organizations will explore developing tracks of content for joint workshops and in support of the World Manufacturing Forum. The organizations will also cross-promote activities and services in order to help spur manufacturing and innovation throughout communities.
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is a cross-industry technology development consortium, dedicated to improving the competitiveness and strength of the U.S. industrial base. As a member-based organization, it leverages its network of industry, government, and academia to develop, demonstrate, and transition innovative technologies efficiently, with less risk and lower cost. For more information on NCMS, visit www.ncms.org
IMS is an industry-led, international business innovation and research and development (R&D) program established to develop the next generation of manufacturing and processing technologies through multi-lateral collaboration. IMS projects help manufacturers adapt to rapidly advancing technologies through workshops, project coaching services, Industry 4.0 guides, participation in regional World Manufacturing Forum events, and an international collaborative environment for a robust exchange of ideas and synergy creation.