How system integration goals influence future: JMP Engineering
2009 System Integrator of the Year winner, JMP Engineering, explains goal setting and what’s different in system integration, now and in the future, in a 4 minute Control Engineering podcast that includes....
Scott Shawyer, president of JMP Engineering, 2009 Control Engineering System Integrator of the Year winner, explains system integration strategies to Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering editor in chief, in a
Oak Brook, IL – JMP Engineering explains its approach to customers and employees during tough economic times--an approach that allows progress toward large goals, such as 20% annual revenue growth. Scott Shawyer, president of
with Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering editor in chief.
Shawyer says there’s no doubt that the current economic situation has created uncertainty. Customers are demanding a very short payback, 18 month or less. There’s reluctance to spend money on longer term investments. And North American manufacturers are taking a hit from outsourcing in China.
Part of the JMP Engineering’s response to challenges and goals has been to add customers in water and wastewater, oil and gas, food and beverage and mining, Shawyer said. That's a change from the company's 90% automotive focus five years ago. These new customers are seeking to integrate the plant floor with business systems, he said, and the skill sets of client company engineers are changing. The 4-minute podcast has more details.
, won in the $10 million to $25 million annual revenue category. The competition resulted in winners in three categories, and a list of honorable mentions. Control Engineering conducts the competition each year as a key component of its Automation Integrator Guide, a directory of automation system integrators. Control Engineering North American print edition, and listings are searchable online at www.controleng.com/integrators .
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