Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, August 18-24: GM plant revival, safety data collection, GM recall crisis, more
Articles about a GM plant’s revival in Michigan, safety data collection, the GM recall crisis, machine safety tips for the plant floor, and delivering data from the plant were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, August 18-24. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
In a summer of turmoil at GM, one Michigan plant keeps building on its second chance.
2. Safety data collection process as important as what's collected
Take the system beyond paper to process hazard analysis.
3. In her own words: Mary Barra and the GM recall crisis
New CEO at GM spends her first year dealing with the recall crisis.
4. Machine safety tips to prevent plant injuries
Machinery can increase production with less labor, but heavy machinery also presents safety hazards and workers must be fully trained and aware of the machine operations to avoid injuries.
5. Delivering data from the plant floor
Digital technology brings asset performance information throughout the enterprise with the ubiquity of cloud technology, improved analytics, and increased mobility driving productivity throughout manufacturing industries.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, August 18-24, for articles published within the last two months.
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Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.