Do you think outside the box? Send us your best Tips & Tricks
The best solutions to manufacturing problems don’t always come from inside a box.
The best solutions to manufacturing problems don’t always come from inside a box. They come from the experience of the plant floor workers who use their knowledge to solve thorny problems with guile %%MDASSML%% and occasionally some other tools around the plant.
Plant Engineering’s annual Tips & Tricks issue will be published in August, and we’re looking for your best outside-the-box ideas that help your plant run better, safer, smarter and more efficiently. All ideas will be review, and the best ones will be published. Those selected for publication will receive an American Express Gift Cheque.
All Tips & Tricks entries must be received by Friday, June 27, to be considered for this year’s issue. Send your entries via email to Plant Engineering editor Bob Vavra at BVavra@cfemedia.com . If there is a drawing or visual explanation of how your Tips & Tricks idea works, please include that in the email, or fax the information to (630) 288-8781.
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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.