The mission of SME is to acquire and distribute manufacturing knowledge among its members and the broader manufacturing community.


Recognized globally as the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking.

Goal 1: Knowledge
SME will be the premier manufacturing knowledge resource throughout the global manufacturing community.

Goal 2: Education
SME and the SME Education Foundation will be known as advocates for careers in manufacturing and a leading resource for manufacturing education.

Goal 3: Membership
SME will actively engage people and companies in their communities of interest to add value for the member.

Goal 4: Brand
SME's brand creates the image of the most valued source of manufacturing knowledge.

Goal 5: Lean & Effective
SME will be both lean and effective.

Goal 6: Knowledge Delivery
SME will deliver knowledge in ways that meet the needs of members and customers.