Achieve knock-your-socks-off project performance in 7 steps
Most projects are not completed on time and on budget. Lackluster project performance is about many things - unclear goals, under funding, low technical skill - but first and foremost, it's about lack of leadership.
For a look at a report on this topic from John Ager and Holman T. (Cap) White of Kepner-Tregoe, Inc., go to www.plantengineering.com and go to the Engineer’s Resource Guide under Maintenance & Management.
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Annual Salary Survey
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.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey