Plant Engineering, Aberdeen sponsor EAM survey
Voice your opinion on how asset management operates in your plant for real-time interoperability
The continuing pressure to maximize return on assets and mitigate risk due to failure of critical assets is forcing manufacturers in the asset intensive sector to examine multiple strategies for asset optimization at the enterprise level. While asset management has been traditionally viewed as a cost center, Best-in-Class companies are using these initiatives to gain a competitive edge in the market place and increase shareholder value. Plant Engineering has partnered with Aberdeen Group's Manufacturing practice on a new research report “Enterprise Asset Management: Optimizing Asset and Real Time Interoperability.” To provide your feed on how your company is addressing this important topic, click on this link to go to the survey. All survey participants will receive a free copy of the results.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey