2010 Manufacturing / Automation Summit
The Plant and Control Engineering Manufacturing/Automation Summit brings together the brightest minds in the industry to provide a complete educational program for engineers and managers. This year the event will convene in Chicago at the Hotel Sofitel from March 28-30.
The 2010 Manufacturing/Automation Summit will offer a strategic look at issues pertaining to four key topic areas that are vital to the success of manufacturing operations worldwide:
• Energy and sustainability
• Automation integration
• Maintenance as a cost center
• Global strategies for manufacturers
The two-day event is designed to highlight manufacturing improvement opportunities and deliver strategies that manufacturing personnel can take back with them and implement right away.
This year's Keynote Address will be presented by Edward W. Bryan FBCS, PMP See full bio here.
2010 Manufacturing/Automation Summit Schedule
Sunday, March 28:
5:00 p.m. Cocktail reception/presentation of 2010 Engineers' Choice Awards
6:15 p.m. Leave for Second City event
7:00 p.m. Taming of the Flu at Second City
Monday, March 29:
Tuesday, March 30:
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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.