Workforce Development

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Workforce Development February 13, 2019

The human factor of IoT in safety

Technology can be part of the ‘culture’ in plants

By Susie Cumberland
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Workforce Development February 7, 2019

Supply chain security advice and guidelines

Supply chain security is crucial as data becomes more important to a company's success. Ten principles from the Charter of Trust and 17 baseline requirements for the supply chain are highlighted.

By Gregory Hale
Success in an asset management program requires that all stakeholders be working with the same data and the same processes. CFE Media file image
Workforce Development February 5, 2019

Asset assessment: Take a proactive approach

Data-driven effort should focus on goals, not problems.

By Maria Menard
“We have seen manufacturers apply automation to help supplement the workforce, and 64% of those manufacturers that did so found automation helpful to overcome the challenge of filling job openings with qualified talent. Low-skilled production in particular was an area of focus.” Paul Wellener, Deloitte
Workforce Development February 4, 2019

Production, growth hurt by Skills Gap

Report from Deloitte, The Manufacturing Institute points to digital skills needed for the future.

By Paul Wellener
The Leading2Lean Manufacturing Index survey found a majority of people believe the industry is in decline when the reality is industry is booming and millions of jobs are unfilled. Courtesy: Leading2Lean
Workforce Development January 31, 2019

Manufacturing’s perception runs up against real issues

Leading2Lean study results belie actual manufacturing statistics, which are much better than what the public believes about the industry.

By Bob Vavra
Food and beverage plants can improve overall safety with preventive measures such as an increased physical security presence, an open floorplan, and controlled facility access. Courtesy: Stellar
Workforce Development January 15, 2019

Seven ways to increase security at a food and beverage facility

Food and beverage plants can improve overall safety with preventive measures such as an increased physical security presence, an open floorplan, and controlled facility access.

By Manny Valdivieso, AIA
Figure 2: Fundamental front end (FFE). Courtesy: Yaskawa
Workforce Development January 7, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles December 31 to January 6

Articles about the Product of the Year finalists, regenerative solutions, NFPA70E standard changes, the Top Plant winner, and the skills gap were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from December 31, 2018, to January 6, 2019. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
It’s important to develop a team approach from the start of any integration process to ensure all members of the operation and controls teams have input into the final system. Courtesy: Concept Systems
Workforce Development December 31, 2018

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles December 24-30

Articles about the Top Plant winner, the skills gap, Product of the Year finalists, marshaling virtual resources, and automation experts adding productivity were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from December 24-30, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Workforce Development December 17, 2018

Study finds Skills Gap worsening, impacting production and growth

Report from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute points to digital skills needed for the future.

By Bob Vavra
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Workforce Development November 28, 2018

Group completes third review and update of the original Automation Competency Model

The Automation Federation (AF) convened to perform the third critical review of the Automation Competency Model (ACM) since its inception in 2008.

By Automation Federation