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Flow Software Engages With CESMII To Help Democratize the Adoption of Smart Manufacturing

Flow Software, a company that transforms the data accumulated within organizations into valuable, usable knowledge and intelligence, has joined as the newest member of CESMII, the Smart Manufacturing Institute.

Built by a diverse team of system integrators and former end-users who understand the huge potential data analytics bring to the manufacturing sector, Flow provides a method to easily access, clean and transform data into analytics-ready information.

Flow provides a “no-code” framework to collect, combine and normalize data from multiple, disparate OT and IT sources to create calculations and event frames, and contextualize the results using time and model information.

“Typically, companies are seeing only part of the picture when it comes to the data and information their equipment and processes produce,” says Jeff Knepper, Managing Partner at Flow. “We create a comprehensive model and connect all your data sources to that model. Then, we transform those traditionally isolated data points into usable KPIs and event-based analytics to help you see what’s really going on – both in the moment on the floor as well as over time – allowing you to communicate better to your people and improve overall decision making, both on the manufacturing floor and in the C-suite.”

Flow emerged from what CEO Graeme Welton saw as a massive intelligence gap in the industry. “That gap provided an opportunity for us to step through and provide a solution that would greatly improve data collection, interpretation and communication throughout an organization,” Welton said. “We call it a single source of truth, a hub where all operational data is enriched and made accessible to inform and empower all levels of organization to perform efficiently, sustainably, and profitably.”

Flow Software provides an ideal fit for CESMII and its mission to democratize smart manufacturing and create better, more effective methods for its membership across the United States.

“Manufacturers continue to struggle with the cost and complexity of the disparate manufacturing solutions in the market today,” said John Dyck, CESMII CEO. “We’re excited to engage with this visionary team at Flow, and work together with them to accelerate the adoption of Smart Manufacturing.”

Flow will join CESMII and exhibit in the Smart Manufacturing Experience Pavilion at the upcoming SOUTHTEC Manufacturing Expo in Greenville SC, October 24th through the 26th (https://www.southteconline.com/).

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About Flow Software

Flow Software creates analytics software specifically for manufacturing and operations. Their solutions connect to operational databases and real time data servers and make it easy to build the KPIs necessary to optimize a manufacturing plant. Teams use Flow to improve production efficiency, increase quality, trigger maintenance tickets, and monitor utilities and raw material consumption. Flow can track downtime, monitor adherence to production plans, and forecast future values to help operations see what’s on the horizon. Once Flow is connected to a data source, or creates a new KPI, they serve as a hub and share that data with other applications and people across the entire enterprise.

About CESMII

CESMII – the Smart Manufacturing Institute – has a total investment of $140M from Department of Energy funding and public/private partnership contributions, with a mandate to create a more competitive manufacturing environment here in the US. CESMII is one of 16 Manufacturing USA institutes on this mission to increase manufacturing productivity, global competitiveness, and reinvestment by increasing energy productivity, improving economic performance and raising workforce capacity. University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) is the program and administrative home of CESMII. For more information about CESMII, its history and Smart Manufacturing, visit cesmii.org.

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