Jill Jusko

Jill Jusko, Senior Editor,

Focus: Operations & IndustryWeek Best Plants

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Senior Editor Jill Jusko covers strategies and best practices in manufacturing operations leadership. Her coverage of operations excellence spotlights companies who have achieved world-class results in quality, productivity, cost and other benchmarks by implementing the latest continuous improvement and lean/Six-Sigma strategies. Jill also coordinates The IndustryWeek Best Plants Awards Program and Conference, which annually recognizes the leading manufacturing facilities in North America.

Jill also coordinates IndustryWeek’s Best Plants Awards Program, which annually salutes the leading manufacturing facilities in North America.

Jill has also served as the editorial project director for the IW/MPI Census of Manufacturers. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University. 

Richard J. Schonberger
Schonberger on Discontinuous Improvement, Frustration Data and the Big Problem of Factory Infrastructure 2
Not many people can speak about lean, Six Sigma and continuous improvement with more authority than Schonberger. He's been steeped in it for well over a quarter of a century.
Crazy Cars: A Brief History of Automobile Innovation
Enjoy this brief history of automobile innovations -- and transportation types that are nearly automobiles.
2016 IndustryWeek Manufacturing Salary Survey -- By the Numbers
The results are in and we've crunched the data: Check out who made what--and a whole lot more--in our breakdown of the 2016 IW Manufacturing Salary Survey.
DePuy Synthes employee
2015 IW Best Plants Winner: At DePuy Synthes, Customer Focus Keeps Continuous Improvement at the Forefront
This manufacturer of implants relies on engaged employees, rigorous processes and servant leadership to build better body parts.
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Flex Global Competition Builds Lean DNA 
How one company drives healthy competition and celebrates its lean successes
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Boosting Productivity Today with Tomorrow's Technologies 
While technology conversations frequently have a future focus, plenty of manufacturing companies are using the IoT, Big Data and more to reimagine the workforce of the present.
Bosch Rexroth Talks Growth in the Americas 1
Americas President and CEO Paul Cooke describes an agile, flexible future to meet customers' needs.
Building a Better Maintenance Organization  1
It is the rare organization that isn't rife with opportunities to improve asset reliability. The challenge is how to make it happen.
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Meet the 2015 IndustryWeek Best Plants Award Winners: Champions of Manufacturing
IndustryWeek recognizes eight North American manufacturing plants that exemplify excellence in manufacturing.
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A Dozen (Plus One) of the Best in Lean and Continuous Improvement in 2015
Relax and peruse the following content, which I am calling a "dozen plus one" of the IndustryWeek Continuous Improvement newsletter's top stories from 2015.
Newell Rubbermaid CEO: The Right Time for a Big Transaction is Now
Newell Rubbermaid CEO Michael Polk offers insights into the proposed acquisition of Jarden Corp., a deal that sets the stage for Newell Brands, a $16 billion consumer goods leader.
When It Comes to Product Development, There's No Time to Lose  1
Speed as a competitive advantage is a commonly quoted phrase, but how do you make it work? Google and Goodyear show you how.
Manufacturing History - A Look at Advertising Through the Decades [SLIDESHOW]
Take a stroll through a century of manufacturing advertising and promotion - from Lipton in 1860 to Coca-Cola in 1963.
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Meet the 2015 IndustryWeek Best Plants Finalists 1
The finalists demonstrate admirable manufacturing performance metrics, as well as practices that exhibit a comprehensive focus on continuous improvement.
General Mills' Big Loss 
General Mills' ingredient overuse reduction program adds rigor, removes waste, saves $10 million.
Manufacturing Leader of the Week
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