Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, November 30-December 6: Manufacturing index, Product of the Year Finalists, industrial wireless, more.
Articles about manufacturing index, Product of the Year finalists, industrial wireless, OEE, and FDI drives were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, November 30-December 6. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Nov. 30-Dec. 6, covered the manufacturing index, Product of the Year finalists, industrial wireless, OEE, and FDI drives. Link to each article below.
The Institute for Supply Management's (ISM) monthly PMI Index dropped below the 50% mark for the first time in three years on Dec. 1.
Plant Engineering offers these 2015 Product of the Year Finalists for your consideration and votes.
Industrial wireless takes on high-bandwidth mobile video monitoring at a refinery and mission-critical safety leak detection at an LNG facility.
Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is one of the best indicators of process reliability, but many struggle to connect OEE to the bottom line. Here are three steps to calculate the value of measuring effectiveness.
As the United States' global economic recruiter, SelectUSA is constantly in search of new ways to attract foreign direct investments (FDI) to U.S. soil. As the U.S. prepares for its starring role on the global stage at Hannover Messe 2016 in Germany, SelectUSA's responsibilities ever have been more important.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, November 30 to December 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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