Building efficiency solution
Johnson Controls' Panoptix solution
Johnson Controls’ Panoptix solution offers an easier and more affordable way for owners and operators of any size facility to achieve better building efficiency. The Panoptix solution includes an open technology platform that makes it easy to collect and manage data from disparate building systems and other data sources, such as meter and weather data. It has a suite of cloud-hosted building efficiency applications that work with any building management system, including Metasys by Johnson Controls. Online and by-phone Live Guide support, as well as on-site building and energy services to help customers implement operational improvements and energy-savings measures, are offered. Also available is an online connected community of peers and experts committed to sharing practices, news, and resources.
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.