AME event: How to achieve, sustain manufacturing excellence
Workshop: May 3, 2011; Forest Park, GA
This highly interactive workshop focuses on Larry Fast’s 12 Principles of Manufacturing Excellence. Each principle is addressed in detail and demonstrates how plants evolve from Stage 1 or Stage 2 plants, i.e. very traditional, under-performing manufacturing plants, and changing them into Stage 3 and, ultimately, Stage 4 plants that are globally competitive and delivering world-class results.
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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.