Accelerating the digital transformation of manufacturers and their supply chains

SMLC is an industry-recognized, non-profit consortium of organizations from industry, universities, research and innovation labs, and associations. As Advanced Manufacturing International’s (AMI) new global membership business unit, SMLC was rebranded to the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Consortium, working to further expand the membership program. SMLC will continue to focus on cultivating trusted and mutually beneficial collaborative activities for member organizations of all sizes by sharing successes and challenges related to the adoption of smart manufacturing technologies and 4th¬†Industrial Revolution digital technologies.

Member-driven Focus Areas


Advancing and aligning business-driven expectations for a fully digitally transformed manufacturing industry.


Focusing on integration of digitally transformative technologies to improve manufacturing operations and supply chain.

Ultra Responsive

Addressing prevalent pain points rapidly through trusted collaboration within and between organizations.

Drive Change

Sharing pathways to drive organizational change; provide collective manufacturer voice to influence the status quo in standards and vendor solutions.

What We Offer


  • Working groups: share best practices, create breakthrough pathways
  • Projects: rapidly collaborate with trusted partners


  • Monthly on-line meetings: member-driven topics; help-needed/help-help offered board
  • Quarterly face-to-face meetings and an annual meeting


  • Representation to standards bodies for requirements
  • Group requests to vendors improving business models and practices, and product performance

Workforce Development

  • Development Tool Recommendation Board
  • Instruction through one of our program partners


  • Our “Guru” program has industry experts that will point you in the right direction.
  • Industry guidebooks available to members.


  • Weekly AMI Manufacturing News Consolidator highlights the weeks industry news in an easy-to-read format.
  • Members may submit publications for circulation.

Become a Member!

Enroll now for our introductory complimentary no-fee membership program!