ASME: Engineers must react to changing business trends for success
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers will discuss how engineers can adopt new management strategies at its annual meeting June 7-11 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
In order to remain competitive and successful, engineers
Senior-level executives and engineers representing some of the world’s top corporations, including IBM, Westinghouse Electric, Boeing and Lockheed Martin, will present their views and perspectives at the 2008 ASME Annual Meeting , June 7-11, at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
“Innovative Partnering: Interdisciplinary Challenges to Designing the Future” is the theme of the conference sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The meeting will enable engineers and other technical professionals to learn how to apply the critical skill sets, collaborations and business strategies needed to remain on the cutting edge of competitive engineering practice.
Michael Rogers, futurist-in-residence, at The New York Times Company, and one of the nation’s leading experts on the impact of technology on business and society, will moderate the three 90-minute plenary sessions.
Following each session, a series of workshops led by senior-level engineers will explore the plenary topics in greater depth and from different perspectives. The workshops will serve as a forum for discussion on critical subject areas such as global intellectual property, multidisciplinary thinking and team management, advanced visualizing technologies, and leading virtual teams.
The conferencealso will offer professional development opportunities for engineers to build individual skills in the areas of project management, consensus building and negotiation, changing management techniques, entrepreneurship and more.
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.