AME event: PDCA: The core of sustained improvement efforts
Workshop hosted by ESCO Corporation; April 20-21, 2011; Portland, OR
This workshop will develop participants Lean thinking abilities and to build their skills in creating Lean processes throughout their organizations, while facilitating continual learning and improvement. Attendee’s will participate in shop floor activities to refine and create visual controls to manage, monitor, and improve processes. Additionally, attendee’s will participate in exercises creating A3’s and Leader Standard Work.
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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.