Research conducted within CREMA has led to the acceptance of two papers to be presented at the workshop on Intelligent Systems Configuration Services for Flexible Dynamic Global Production Networks (FLEXINET) at the International Conference on Interoperability for Enterprise Systems and Applications (I-ESA 2016). In their paper “Bringing Cloud-based Rapid Elastic Manufacturing to Reality with CREMA”, the authors give an overview of the basic ideas of the CREMA project and give some insights into CREMA’s process lifecycle support and interoperability functionalities. In another paper “Interoperability between Cyber Physical and Management Systems using CREMA Middleware in the Manufacturing Domain”, the authors present how to overcome integration issues of data connectivity and flow from the shopfloor to the resource management and planning systems within manufacturing companies. Connecting multiple processes with different hardware systems has always been the main challenge within the sector. The motivation being to provide knowledge to the workforce at the right level, be it at operator level or senior management, having harmonised and interoperable data resulting in more efficient communications and less downtime. Both papers will be presented at the workshop in Guimaraes, Portugal, at the end of March 2016.