ARC study to focus on energy management
Researchers seek input from plant managers on energy strategies
ARC Advisory Group is conducting a survey to to develop a better understanding of how manufacturers approach energy management in their plants . The survey examines methods for measuring energy use and accounting for energy costs, technologies that are being put into play to help improve energy efficiency, and how manufacturers assess the progress of their energy management initiatives.
Other topics include:
• The status of energy management programs
• Energy management KPIs
• Benchmarking energy reduction efforts
• Use of internal resources vs. working with energy management solution providers
This survey is designed for, and should be taken by, end users, equipment suppliers, and engineering service firms who work with energy management and have knowledge about the business situation of their company.
ARC will issue a Strategy Report on the results of this survey later this year. People taking the survey will receive a free copy of the aggregated results. The survey is designed to take less than five minutes.
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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.
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