Workforce Development

Courtesy: Motion Industries
Workforce Development March 17, 2021

How to resolve a conflict before it manifests itself

Focus on and build healthier relationships within a workplace team

By Brock Culpepper
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Safety March 5, 2021

Effective communication in a socially distanced world

Manufacturing facilities have unique challenges because of constant ambient background noise that limits effective communication. Practice and investing in the right technology can help mitigate these problems.

By Rick Farrell
Educational February 17, 2021

Commitment to the work: One constant in a changing world

2020 Plant Engineering Salary Survey: Who we are, what we think and what we earn

By Kevin Parker
Project Management February 3, 2021

How to communicate an automation project

Staff support is essential for the integration process; tips on how to get employees on board with a new automation project

By Claudia Jarrett
Courtesy: Cincinnati Incorporated
Workforce Development January 31, 2021

How leaders develop individual employees and workplace culture

People are individuals and it is a leader’s responsibility to consider each candidate on an individual basis and to cultivate each employee according to his/her needs.  

By Jon Breen
Research January 27, 2021

OT, IT collaboration helps IIoT

Recent research indicates more operational technology and information technology collaboration, and 40% are spending more to do it. See a dozen bits of OT/IT collaboration advice.

By Mark T. Hoske
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 December 14, 2020

How to acquire trained talent through new learning opportunities

A shift toward engineering design will require proficiency in new tools developed through the training of current workers as well as the attraction of digitally fit new hires

By Laura Mabikafola
Courtesy: Matrix Technologies Inc.
System Integrators December 13, 2020

How to build a business case

Achieve that go/no-go decision and avoid killing a project before it begins

By Ryan Courtney
Courtesy: SAP
Business of Engineering November 22, 2020

How to maximize people power with digital capabilities

Why human capital is key to prospering in the new manufacturing normal

By Johannes Papst
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
AI and Machine Learning October 30, 2020

How augmented, virtual reality can reduce manufacturing skills gap

A Purdue team has entered a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create an augmented and virtual reality experience prototype called Skill-XR to reduce manufacturing's skills gap.

By Jared Pike