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.
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.