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Manufacturing Interoperability Program, a Synopsis



Sharon J. Kemmerer


Started in 2005, the Manufacturing Interoperability Program has seen an investment of roughly 25-30 full-time staff who have researched, developed, and deployed standards, tools, techniques, and testing environments --- helping manufacturing enterprise systems to integrate more easily. Program management, leadership, and strategic direction was set by the Manufacturing Systems Integration Division s (MSID) Chief. With a budget of approximately $4-6 million annually, the goal of MIP was to equip U.S. manufacturers with the technical guidance and testing support needed to interoperate in today s global, heterogeneous manufacturing world. This report summarizes the work done under the Manufacturing Interoperability Program.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7533
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interoperability, manufacturing, testbed, B2B, supply chain, product data, process data, simulation, XML testing, model-based manufacturing


Kemmerer, S. (2009), Manufacturing Interoperability Program, a Synopsis, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed June 16, 2024)


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Created February 24, 2009, Updated November 10, 2018