The enterprise level of plant floor visibility
The lifecycle of plant floor data no longer begins and ends on the plant floor; rather it has been transformed into a complex network of many-to-many information flows. This network includes collected plant floor data, job roles and functional groups utilizing collected data, and the enabling technology utilized. Consequently, these information flows are defined by the answers manufacturers’ give to the following questions:
• Which pieces of plant floor data are collected?
• How is plant floor data collected?
• Which job roles and functional groups within the enterprise utilize plant floor data?
• How is technology utilized in regard to shop floor data?
This Benchmark Report will provide the answers to these questions and will also provide further analysis which draws correlations between the answers to these questions and Best in Class performance.
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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