Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, January 12-18: Managers vs. leaders, 2015 manufacturing predictions, deploying GFCIs, more
Articles about the difference between managers and leaders; 2015 manufacturing predictions; deploying GFCIs in the real world; tips to improve your KPIs; and PID loop tuning advice were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, January 12-18. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Jan. 12-18, covered the difference between managers and leaders; 2015 manufacturing predictions; deploying GFCIs in the real world; tips to improve your KPIs; and PID loop tuning advice. Link to each article below.
There are four distinct differences between leaders and managers. We believe we have a world full of leaders, yet for some strange reason, there are very few managers who are leaders. Those who do meet this criteria, that will be discussed in this blog, are truly a blessing to work with.
Manufacturing is predicted to grow in 2015 thanks to an improved economy and the lower costs of reshoring; an increase in big data and predictive maintenance technologies are also expected.
Ground fault circuit interrupters can protect workers from the risk of electrical shock and injury in wet and hazardous settings.
Plan, think and manage your way to a better KPI process in the new year.
Hands-on experience helps accelerate the PID learning curve.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, January 12-18, for articles published within the last two months.
- Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, email@example.com.
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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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