Changing World study Webcast is March 25
A look at how change is affecting manufacturing worldwide
It's a time of evolution and revolution in global manufacturing. There are economic, social, cultural and political issues affecting the way manufacturers work in today's expanding, competitive landscape. For the plant manager, it comes down to one word:
In conjunction with IBM and Hannover Messe, Plant Engineering conducted a worldwide study about the challenges, issues and technologies impacting manufacturing today. The Changing World of the Plant Engineer will look at the stark differences and surprising similarities that plant management faces in today's evolving global economy. Attend this webcast and hear the results from the study and the implications for the future of manufacturing.
The results of that study will be discussed by Plant Engineering editor Bob Vavra and Mary Bunzel, worldwide industry leader for manufacturing for IBM's Maximo division, at a Webcast Thursday, March 25 at 1 p.m. Central. To register for this Webcast, click here.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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