Strategic initiatives, foundations base of Plant-to-Enterprise conference
Annual MESA conference is Sept. 21-23 in Orlando; registration now open
With a focus on delivering on strategies, MESA International’s 2008 Plant-to-Enterprise Conference is scheduled to take place Sept. 21-23 at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando, FL.
The fourth annual event offers attendees two educational tracks from which to choose. According to the event Website, the Strategic Initiatives Track will allow attendees to learn best practices and guidance that detail how plant-wide information systems support five key strategic corporate initiatives %%MDASSML%% Lean manufacturing, quality and regulatory compliance, product lifecycle management, real-time enterprise, and asset performance management. The Foundations Track will provide the basics for helping realize the value of plant systems. Attendees will be able to select session content based on their experience level or on their deployment lifecycle %%MDASSML%% providing a customized learning experience.
The conference will feature the first public viewing of MESA’s Strategic Initiative guidebooks. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of preconference strategic initiatives workshops on Sunday, Sept. 21. Click here to register.
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.