MBT Annual Innovation Awards
The MBT Annual Innovation Award for an information technology or enterprise software solution designed to streamline manufacturing and supply chain processes.
The MBT Annual Innovation Award for an information technology or enterprise software solution is designed to streamline manufacturing and supply chain processes.
Announcement of the 2009 winners
Curious about how 2009 nominations worked?
How about the 2010 awards?
Watch this spot for the 2010 nomination forms in the spring.
Also read about the 2008 Innovation Award winners and see the 2008 announcement, below, introducing the award program.
Program recognizes creative use of technology and wireless in the manufacturing sector
Oak Brook, Ill. -- August 14, 2008 -- Manufacturing Business Technology , the leading source of information on the strategic use of information technology in manufacturing and distribution companies, has revealed the winners of its inaugural Innovation Insight Awards program.
All of the Innovation Insight Awards recipients are spotlighted in feature stories in the July/August issue of Manufacturing Business Technology magazine, as well as on the magazine’s Web site,
The awards recognize companies—both vendors and end users—that demonstrated creative use of information technology to solve real business problems.
The top four selections involved the implementation of wireless networks in industry settings where the use of such technology previously had been considered all but impossible.
For instance, the co-winners in the Innovative Product category—Honeywell Process Solutions and Emerson Process Management—have customers using wireless networks that function without error in paint-making plants, copper mines, and aboard ships.
In the innovative process category, Gardner Denver Inc., supplier of compressor and vacuum products and fluid transfer products, uses data collected via a wireless network to predict—and thus avoid—equipment failures that could derail customers’ production schedules.
“In selecting the Innovation Award winners, we didnot look for small companies or large companies. We looked for companies that were using information technology to significantly improve processes related to designing, building, and delivering products,” said Sidney Hill, executive editor of Manufacturing Business Technology . “The list of entries—and obviously the final list of winners—proved that the spirit of innovation is alive and well in the manufacturing and distribution sector.”
About Manufacturing Business Technology
Manufacturing Business Technology ( www.mbtmag.com ) is the leading source of information about the strategic use of information technology in manufacturing and distribution companies. MBT is published by Reed Business Information, with more than 80 market-leading publications and 80 Websites, as well as custom publishing, directories, research and direct marketing lists. Reed Business Information is part of Reed Elsevier (NYSE: RUK and ENL)– a world-leading publisher and information provider operating in the science and medical, legal and business-to-business industry sectors.
Mark Hoske, Electronic Products Editor
Manufacturing Business Technology
Oak Brook, IL
Keyword Tags: industry, manufacturing, wireless
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.