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:
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.