Manufacturing Summit seminars focus on sustainability, workforce development

When the 2008 PLANT ENGINEERING Manufacturing Summit convenes in Chicago March 31 and April 1, the focus will be on two of the most crucial issues facing plant managers today: creating a sustainable workplace and developing a stronger workforce. Registration for the 2008 Manufacturing Summit, sponsored by IBM, is now open.

01/11/2008


When the 2008 PLANT ENGINEERING Manufacturing Summit convenes in Chicago March 31 and April 1, the focus will be on two of the most crucial issues facing plant managers today: creating a sustainable workplace and developing a stronger workforce.


Registration for the 2008 Manufacturing Summit

, sponsored by IBM, is now open.

Energy experts and plant managers who have succeeded in building a sustainable workplace will be highlighted at the March 31 seminar on sustainability that opens the 2008 Summit. Also on March 31 will be a look at how plant managers can get their arms around data management, and what happens when they don’t.

On Tuesday, April 1, a roundtable breakfast features discussion about the challenges facing today’s aging workforce and how to attract skilled personnel for today’s high-tech manufacturing jobs.

Among other events planned for this year’s Summit:

  • A Monday night gala banquet, featuring the presentation of the 2007 Product of the Year awards, honoring the choices of PLANT ENGINEERING 's readers

  • A Tuesday morning breakfast, honoring the 2007 Top Plant winners.



    Top Plant
    The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America.
    Product of the Year
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    Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
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    Electrical standards, robots and Lean manufacturing, and how an aluminum packaging plant is helping community growth.
    April 2018
    2017 Product of the Year winners, retrofitting a press, IMTS and Hannover Messe preview, natural refrigerants, testing steam traps
    March 2018
    SCCR, 2018 Maintenance study, and VFDs in a washdown environment.
    June 2018
    Machine learning, produced water benefits, programming cavity pumps
    April 2018
    ROVs, rigs, and the real time; wellsite valve manifolds; AI on a chip; analytics use for pipelines
    February 2018
    Focus on power systems, process safety, electrical and power systems, edge computing in the oil & gas industry
    Spring 2018
    Burners for heat-treating furnaces, CHP, dryers, gas humidification, and more
    April 2018
    Implementing a DCS, stepper motors, intelligent motion control, remote monitoring of irrigation systems
    February 2018
    Setting internal automation standards

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    It's the workers—or more specifically, the lack of workers.

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    Read more: 2017 Salary Survey

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