2012 POY Finalists: Productivity Training Software
Finalists in the Productivity Training Software category for the Plant Engineering 2012 Product of the Year competition.
Blended learning solutions
GPAllied’s inspired Blended Learning is designed to allow participants to take control of their learning experience through instructor led-classes, online curriculum, and skill applications within their facility or industrial environment. The training is a three-step process including a learning project kickoff, eLearning, and practical application. GPAllied inspired Blended Learning enables organizations to expand the capabilities of existing maintenance and reliability engineers and develop new maintenance and reliability engineers to meet growing needs. GPAllied employs its Rapid Improvement Process throughout the blended learning experience to ensure retention, alignment, and lasting change.
Test question scrambler
The newly developed Scramblizer by Ramsay Corporation allows online administration of test questions in a randomized order, so each test taker sees a different arrangement of test questions. The scrambling of test questions discourages cheating while allowing the use of computers in close proximity. With each test showing the questions in a different sequence, memorization of answers is discouraged in order to avoid communicating those answers to others. The tests are machine-scored without the possibility of hand-scoring errors. With the answers on each item reported in their original order, test administrators can easily compare test-takers’ results.
Performance and visibility software
FactoryTalk VantagePoint 4.0 Software is designed to simplify the end-user experience, include connectivity to additional Rockwell Automation products, and provide native integration to Microsoft SharePoint 2010. The software lets users expose plant floor data to the enterprise and provides capabilities like business intelligence, collaboration, and communications. The software connects real-time, historical, relational, and transactional data sources to create a single resource that can access, aggregate, and correlate information into a common, unified model. The Web-based dashboards and reports monitor key performance indicators and help empower users at every level of an enterprise to better manage their operation in real time.
System monitoring mobile application
Tango Mobile Rounds Logging software designed for a smartphone or tablet allows reliability information management to take place in real time and in process. Tango Mobile Rounds Logging is an economical way to involve operators and mechanics in a plant's reliability program. Numeric readings can be set for low and high alarm levels. Tango QR codes can be installed on equipment by plant personnel, contractors, or repair vendors. Users can quickly scan a QR code with Tango Mobile and instantly view condition monitoring history, equipment repair history, equipment design details, and linked documents.
Case Study Database
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These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.
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Annual Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.