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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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.