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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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.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey