What exactly is the Automation Object that Make2Pack is trying to describe?
Three possible components make up a Make2Pack (M2P) Automation Object.
There are three possible components that make up a Make2Pack (M2P) Automation Object. The Functional Strategy is always present while the Function and Recourse Managers are optional. If there are optional parts one might ask why have them at all as it may appear to add unnecessary complexity. This is a valid question and one that must be answered in such a way as to make their value unquestionable.
If you look at the current state of automobiles and consider that the windshield at one time did not exist as part of early automobiles, goggles worked just fine, thank you, and why have all the hassle of that extra weight and cleaning all that glass? Who now wants to revert to the goggles? I’m sure we can find some must the majority really wouldn’t like to deal with the “bugs in the teeth” issue.
Over the next few postings I hope to discuss this and other aspects of the Make2Pack work and how it relates to the ISA88 Part 5 draft underway.
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Posted by David Chappell on March 5, 2010
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.