(313a) The Value Proposition of an Industry-Defined Smart Manufacturing Platform and Integrated Market Place
Demonstrated in a Department of Energy project involving industry operations, an industry-defined SM Marketplace decouples data and integration services and software products from infrastructure, so that it is possible to compose simple to complex real-time data driven multi vendor solutions and run them to connect operations, businesses and people. The SM Platform brings all of the scalability, cost, per use and security advantages of the cloud provider of choice while still being able to work with multiple vendor products and services. The SM Marketplace is a true market providing access, exposure and evaluation to a wide spectrum of discoverable products, their configurations, and implementation standards and methods. It is an open Market for aligning tools to the needs of the user and empowering the worker with the right tools rather than having to fit the workers to particular tools. As an agile system the SM Platform makes it possible to start small and simple and layer complexity and benefit as understanding is gained.