SME Annual Conference covers manufacturing velocity
Annual SME Conference provides connections, trends, and developments for nearly every area of manufacturing, organizers say, featuring innovations that can change how things are manufactured.
Are you where you want to be in manufacturing? Do you know which direction to go? How soon will you get there? To succeed in manufacturing, you need to: be aware of the most recent trends and developments, use innovation, and have the leadership to execute.
Manufacturing Velocity: SME Annual Conference provides insights and connections to accelerate you and your company, according to SME. Discover the year's biggest trends and developments from nearly every technology area of manufacturing. Dive into the innovations that are changing the way — and the products — people manufacture. Find and discover solutions for today's critical manufacturing challenges. The conference runs June 5-7, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, WA.
SME provides resources to manufacturers including technical solutions, business growth, and career enhancement. SME describes the event as "an intensive, fast-paced, high-value couple of days." Paid conference registration includes a one-year membership to SME. If you're already a member, your paid registration includes a one-year renewal at your next renewal date.
Conference features include:
- Keynote: take the limits off your own velocity.
- 2011 Innovations That Could Change the Way You Manufacture
- Your choice of two interactive tours at Nintendo North America OR Boeing-Everett
- Edited by Gust Gianos, CFE Media, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com
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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.