How to get the most out of your System Integrator

Tim Jager of DMC will present at the Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit on Sept. 10 at 9:15 a.m.


With plant staffs stretched thin at a time of continuing manufacturing growth, system integrators have come into increasing prominence. Get an insider's view on the do's & don'ts of working with solution partners to maximize your return on investment. Learn when to use an SI and how to choose the right integrator. Tim Jager of DMC will present at the Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit on Sept. 10 at 9:15 a.m. in Room W-190 at McCormick Place in Chicago. His presentation will be part of the daylong Summit, part of the Industrial Automation North America pavilion at the 2014 IMTS Show in Chicago.

Tim Jager of DMC will present at the Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit on Sept. 10 on when a company should use a system integrator and how to pick the right one. Courtesy: DMC, CFE MediaTim Jager is a project director and member of the senior management team at DMC, a project-based engineering and software development firm headquartered in Chicago. He heads the embedded project development team, as well as a number of Siemens projects. Since starting his career in engineering, his primary focus has been on automation and control systems. Tim holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a P.E. in Control Systems. 

CFE Media will sponsor the 2014 Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit on Sept. 10 starting at 8:15 a.m. in Room W190 in the West Wing of McCormick Place.

Click here to register for the summit or for IANA.

To learn more about IMTS, the IMTS 2014 Conference, and to register, visit Conversations within the IMTS community are going on at:

Twitter: or @IMTS_2014





Learn more about DMC in the Global System Integrator Database.


No comments
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2013 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
A cool solution: Collaboration, chemistry leads to foundry coat product development; See the 2015 Product of the Year Finalists
Raising the standard: What's new with NFPA 70E; A global view of manufacturing; Maintenance data; Fit bearings properly
Sister act: Building on their father's legacy, a new generation moves Bales Metal Surface Solutions forward; Meet the 2015 Engineering Leaders Under 40
Cyber security cost-efficient for industrial control systems; Extracting full value from operational data; Managing cyber security risks
Drilling for Big Data: Managing the flow of information; Big data drilldown series: Challenge and opportunity; OT to IT: Creating a circle of improvement; Industry loses best workers, again
Pipeline vulnerabilities? Securing hydrocarbon transit; Predictive analytics hit the mainstream; Dirty pipelines decrease flow, production—pig your line; Ensuring pipeline physical and cyber security
Upgrading secondary control systems; Keeping enclosures conditioned; Diagnostics increase equipment uptime; Mechatronics simplifies machine design
Designing positive-energy buildings; Ensuring power quality; Complying with NFPA 110; Minimizing arc flash hazards
Building high availability into industrial computers; Of key metrics and myth busting; The truth about five common VFD myths

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.

Read more: 2014 Salary Survey: Confidence rises amid the challenges

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.