Research

Research September 9, 2022

Networks, computing purchasing for automation

Purchasing Industrial Computing and Networking, August 2022: Control Engineering research says one-third of buyers would switch vendors; half would consider given good reason; just 15% were very satisfied. For responses to a write-in question, honesty was most important.

By Mark T. Hoske
Research June 28, 2022

Automation helps combat labor shortages

Think Again: Are automation and controls helping to fill the growing manufacturing skills gap? Control Engineering research, “Purchasing Considerations for Automation Systems & Control Systems” shows an increase in spending for the next 12 months in most categories.

By Mark T. Hoske
Research May 25, 2022

Automation experts wanted: Hire, retain the best, webcast says

Research and advice assist with hiring and retaining automation experts, according to a May 25 Control Engineering webcast, citing recent research, with system integration help.

By Ben Kurth and Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy: Control Engineering Career and Salary Survey, 2022
Research May 25, 2022

Career, salary survey 2022: Engineering concerns

Leading concerns were workforce and supply chain shortages from respondents to the 2022 Control Engineering Career and Salary Survey research.

By Mark T. Hoske and Amanda McLeman
Research May 17, 2022

Control Engineering Career and Salary Survey, 2022

Solve the workforce challenge: Automate, innovate, hire and retain great workers. Lack of skilled workers, materials and the economy are biggest threats to manufacturing. Lack of available skilled workers jumped from 37% in 2021 to 57% in 2022.

By Mark T. Hoske and Amanda Pelliccione
Courtesy: Control Engineering Career and Salary Survey, 2022
Research May 17, 2022

Career, salary survey 2022: Engineering advice

Education and attitude were leading advice categories from respondents to the 2022 Control Engineering Career and Salary Survey research.

By Mark T. Hoske and Amanda McLeman
Research May 18, 2021

Control Engineering Career and Salary Survey, 2021

Career update: COVID-19 accelerates innovative technology implementations; engineering salaries increase; job satisfaction is high. The lack of skilled workers, economy and lack of necessary materials are biggest threats to manufacturing.

By Mark T. Hoske
Research May 18, 2021

Career, salary survey 2021: Advice

Respondents to the 2021 Control Engineering Career and Salary Survey research provided related advice, and education was the most-offered of six topics.

By Mark T. Hoske