Welcome to the first issue
This is the inaugural issue of Hot Wire on MES. Manufacturing execution system is a general term for a much broader concept of connecting systems and operations between the plant floor and the enterprise. It is our hope that in the coming months we’ll be able to share best practices, new products and fresh ideas on MES and its related disciplines. If you have a story to share, contact editor Bob Vavra at BVavra@cfemedia.com .
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Annual Salary Survey
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