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The ARC Advisory Group’s 11th annual forum in Orlando is Feb. 12 through Feb. 15. www.arcweb.com . Making change happen in a global economy is what will help save manufacturing, as ARC notes: “Technology developments, social changes, and business practices have come together, creating a global, web-enabled world. Companies that are already using this as the basis for innovative, collaborative manufacturing strategies… are drastically reducing costs, maintaining high quality, and providing superior service. They are quickly taking the lead in many markets."
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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