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. They come from the experience of the plant floor workers who use their knowledge to solve thorny problems with guile – and occasionally some other tools around the plant.
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Plant Engineering ’s annual Tips & Tricks issue returns 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 reviewed, with the best ones published in the August issue. 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 compilation. Send your entries via email to Plant Engineering editor Bob Vavra at BVavra@cfemedia.com . If you have 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.
Case Study Database
Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Plant Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.
These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.
Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.
Annual Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.