No office? No problem.
Does your job keep you away from your office most of the day? Perhaps you don't even have an office. Not to worry.
Does your job keep you away from your office most of the day? Perhaps you don't even have an office. Not to worry. Software developers are taking advantage of the web's enormous popularity and platform-independence to develop web-based applications that support the worker on the move. How many times have you been away from your PC, wishing you could access your calendar or send a quick e-mail? Well, it probably won't be long before you can access and manage all of your personal productivity data over the web and away from your office. This month, Plant Engineering highlights two applications with this exact goal in mind.
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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.