Register for SupplyChainLinkExpo!
You're invited to attend the SupplyChainLinkExpo Oct. 17-18, free from your desktop. In addition to product exhibits, this virtual conference and trade show features topics of specific interest to plant engineers. That includes an industry roundtable at 2:30 p.m. EST Oct. 18, "What to do about electric power quality problems," with participants from Cutler-Hammer, EPRI PEAC, Exelon Services, SquareD and Hajek Consulting, and more. Click the link above to register and for more details.
What is the SupplyChainLinkExpo?
It's a two-day online conference and tradeshow. Thisu'd find at a traditional conference or tradeshow but on the Web.
Register and find more details at: www.supplychainlinkexpo.com/preshow/
Specific topics for plant engineers, maintenance managers and other facilities personnel in the Make Pavilion include:
Industry roundtable, 3:30 p.m. EST, Oct. 17, "Ethernet and industrial networks." Participants include David Glanzer, Fieldbus Foundation; Frank Wood, ControlNet International; and Michael Bryant, Profitbus Trade Organization.
Keynote address, 12 p.m. EST, Oct. 17, "Lifecycle costs: automation and the supply chain."
Keynote address, 11 a.m. EST, Oct. 18, "Enabling distributed generation and demand response with enterprise energy management systems," Rene Jonker, Power Measurement.
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Annual Salary Survey
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