It has been more than 18 months since the last Plant Services survey on predictive maintenance – a stretch of time during which manufacturing has seen a resurgence in the United States, with 17 of the 18 major industries in growth mode, according to the Institute for Supply Management. Interest in the IoT and cloud-based technologies is sky-high and, at 3.7%, unemployment is way low.The results of this year’s PdM survey reflect the optimism in our industry. We’re able now to look back across five years of data, thanks to your continued interest and input into this research project. Although much of the data indicated only slight differences from 2017, several new…Full Story
As manufacturers work to address their hiring needs and cultivate leadership for their organization's future, what strategies can help ensure that women are represented in the hiring and promotion pools? What are some of the keys to fostering a culture of inclusion — one that supports retention of female employees and elevation of innovative women leaders? This roundtable discussion will feature perspectives from three members of Putman Media's inaugural class of Influential Women in Manufacturing.
- Get insights into the state of women's representation in manufacturing in the U.S.
- Learn about how mentoring, internal networking groups, and involvement in professional associations can play a key role in supporting the retention and advancement of women in industrial organizations, and get ideas on how to incorporate or expand these opportunities in your company
- Hear perspectives on what works (and what doesn't) when it comes to ensuring that women employees are able to make the contribution they want to make to your company.