Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, September 29 to October 5: Schneider Electric acquisition, Leaders Under 40, data-driven efficiency, more
Articles about Schneider Electric’s planned acquisition, the 2014 Leaders Under 40, data-driven efficiency rewards, welding cells in manufacturing, and worker development were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, September 29 to October 5. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Sept. 29 to Oct. 5, covered Schneider Electric's planned acquisition of InStep Software, the 2014 Leaders Under 40, data-driven efficiency rewards, welding cells in manufacturing, and worker development. Link to each article below.
1. Schneider Electric to acquire InStep Software
Predictive analytics firm to become part of expanding global software offering.
2. 2014 Engineering Leaders Under 40
Control Engineering and Plant Engineering announce the 2014 Engineering Leaders Under 40. The Leaders each have a story to tell about their path into manufacturing. Read about them here.
3. Reaping the rewards of data-driven efficiency
Benefits of LED lighting go beyond ROI to system-wide data mining.
4. Welding cells adapting to manufacturing changes
Flexible and modular equipment can maximize equipment's useful life.
5. Worker development can focus on partners and employees
Smart business leaders know that to build a successful global organization, you must devote time, resources and capital into developing high-quality products and innovative solutions.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, September 29 to October 5, for articles published within the last two months.
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