ISA perspective on the convergence of IT and manufacturing
ISA InTech editor Gregory Hale said about the convergence of manufacturing and IT: “Bringing the two together is like a Wilfred Brimley oatmeal commercial: ‘It’s the right thing to do.’ It is also inevitable.” Find out what else Hale had to say.
If the company is running well, and good things are happening, then “we” did it. But if the news is not so good, it’s likely “they” did it. The classic silos of technology %%MDASSML%% IT versus manufacturing %%MDASSML%% still exist in industry. However World-Class organizations are learning how to leverage the convergence of these empires.
ISA InTech editor Gregory Hale tackled this timely topic in his editorial the July 2008 issue. His commentary emphasizes the need for both sides to cooperate, communicate and collaborate. Not only do both “sides” win, but the impact of their combined (as in working together) efforts could benefit the enterprise beyond individual departmental levels.
Read the full text of “IT, engineers: A match made in automation.”
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2012 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.