Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, August 31 to September 6: Electrical systems and IIoT, predicting equipment lifecycle, college grads salary, more
Articles about optimizing electrical systems through the IIoT. predicting equipment lifecycle, engineering pay for college grads, achieving world-class manufacturing maintenance, and Lean's relevance in today's economy were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, August 31 to September 6. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Aug. 31-Sep. 6, covered optimizing electrical systems through the IIoT. predicting equipment lifecycle, engineering pay for college grads, achieving world-class manufacturing maintenance, and Lean's relevance in today's economy. Link to each article below.
New technology, new works will expand the use of condition monitoring.
A well-managed obsolescence management system safeguards a company from the aforementioned issues. Here are seven steps in using the system to predict equipment lifecycle.
PayScale’s 2015-2016 college report indicates that of the top 15 majors based on early career pay, 13 are engineering-focused, and 24 are in the top 50. However, universities are still struggling to retain students who might be interested in an engineering or a STEM career.
Lean out your maintenance process and deliver cost savings and greater efficiency.
Despite this hurdle to Lean adoption, the reality is that in today’s highly competitive and unpredictable global economy, Lean is still just as relevant, if not more so, than ever before.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, August 31 to September 6, for articles published within the last two months.
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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.
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