AME event: Heijunka: Minimizing the impact of customer demand variation
Workshop: May 5, 2011; Brighton, MI
If you have variability in customer demand and challenges in planning production, this workshop is for you. Learn from TG Fluid Systems, a 2011 AME Manufacturing Excellence Award winner, as they share their technical details to success with heijunka and supporting systems. Focus is on how to stabilize and visually manage production planning.
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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.