Smart Manufacturing Expert - Charlie Gifford

PMP. Master Blackbelt, Lean 6Sigma, Certified TQM Facilitator and Process Action Team Leader who has led over 50 CI projects and over $200 MM in projects globally.

Sr Process & Information Modeler for Digital and I4.0 Transformation.

Sr Consultant/Researcher in I4.0/IIoT, Supply Chain Decision Automation and Industrial Artificial Intelligence.

Founder/GM of Intelligent Manufacturing Institute (IMI).

Former Technical Director of OPEN-Serialization Communication Standard (SCS) Working Group of the OPC Foundation. Internationally Recognized Expert in applying continuous improvement (CI) methods supported by intelligent manufacturing operations management (MOM/MES) systems for over 30 years. An Independent consultant and teacher in optimizing with intelligent manufacturing and supply chain systems enabled by IIoT and cloud/edge architectures and digital transformation.
One of most experienced ISA-88 and ISA-95 experts, globally recognized global standards leader, author, and teacher.
Chair of the ISA-95 Process-centric messaging working group which developed the Operations Event Model for industrial event-driven pub-sub architectures to meet the IIoT and I4.0 requirements.

Lead editor for ISA-95 Part 2 (Enterprise-Control Integration: (Mfg Operations) Object Models and Attributes) and Part 4 ((Work) Object Models and Attributes for MOM integration).
Chair/Founder of ISA-95 Best Practices Working Group to produce public methods for aliging CI and MOM/MES systems to optimize mfg work processes. Author: 5 books, 55 papers, and 5 standards. End user for 13 years, system integrator for 16, and vendor for 4.

Content Manager, Founder, SME Instructor, and Content Developer for MESA Global Education Program’s MES/MOM Methodology Program. Led IACET/ANCI accreditation for the MESA GEP. Chairman, ISA-95 Best Practices Working Group. International Society of Automation’s Best Standards Book of Year 2011 and 2013.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Additive Mfg/ 3D Printing
Automation
Big Data / Analytics
CI/Lean Mfg
Digital Manufacturing
Digital Twin / Thread
Eco/Sustainable Mfg
Energy Productivity
Enterprise Systems
Ergonomic Engineering
Executive Leadership
Health & Safety
Industrial Cybersecurity
Machine Learning/AI
Maintenance Mgmt/APM
MES/Workflow
Plant Performance Mgmt
Process Engr/Reliability
Product Design/PLM
Quality/Quality Mgmt
Robotics & Cobotics
Smart Manufacturing/I4.0
Supply Chain Mgmt
Systems Integration
Value Benchmarking
Warehousing/Logistics
INDUSTRY EXPERTISE:
All Industries
Aerospace & Defense
Automotive
Beverage
Cement
Chemicals/Specialty Chem
Consumer Goods/CPG
Electronics/Semi
Food
General/Discrete Mfg
Glass Manufacturing
Life Sciences/Pharma
Machining
Medical Devices
Petroleum/Oil & Gas
Pulp & Paper
Steel
Warehousing/Logistics
ECOSYSTEM ROLE:
Consortium/Industry Assoc/ Standards Body
Consultant/Analyst
Machine Builder/Original Equipment Mfr
Manufacturer
Systems Integrator
Vendor/HW or SW
Listing created May 2, 2020