The bottom line on asset availability
Nov. 12 Webcast looks at how small improvements can drive productivity, profitability
Keeping your plant assets up and running is crucial to productivity and profit, but most facilities don't really know if they are running at peak efficiency. A 1% improvement in plant availability means 3 1/2 more days of operation per year.
How to achieve that kind of improvement in asset availability, and how that improvement can translate into a safer and more efficient plant, will be the subject of a new Webcast produced by Plant Engineering and IBM on November 12 at 2 p.m. EST.
Bob Parker from IDC Manufacturing Insights will discuss the need for asset intensive industries to improve asset productivity. He will examine the importance of improving return on asset performance and how better asset management contributes to substantial improvement.
Dr. David Shipman, Energy & Utilities Industry Director of IBM, will outline the benefits from an integrated solution of enterprise asset management and enterprise content management. He'll further explain how enterprise content management and asset management ensures the smooth, compliant and profitable running of organizations by giving maintenance workers the right information the first time to maximize productivity and uptime.
To register for this Webcast, click here .
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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