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. 

Lean and Continuous Improvement: 2016 Was a Very Good Year
We share with you 12 articles that made an impact on IndustryWeek readers during 2016 on the topics of lean and continuous improvement.
Watlow employees on factory floor
Lessons in Lean Training 2
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Michelin's David Stafford: Every Conversation Begins with People
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IndustryWeek will select the winners of the 2016 IW Best Plants Awards competition from this pool of finalists.
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Take a Twitter stroll and enjoy a taste of what the manufacturing community is up to as it sets out to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.
Obeya: The Brain of the Lean Enterprise
Strictly speaking, obeya means "big room," but this lean technique from Japan is helping manufacturers drive big gains in collaboration and problem-solving.
Three Dead in Tennessee Factory Shooting 5
All three people appear to have been Thomas & Betts employees.
Bibendum, also known as the Michelin Man
Michelin Talks Mobility Innovation at the Edge
Michelin North America's David Stafford outlines key considerations for tire manufacturers to successfully innovate in a changing automotive landscape.
Modine Manufacturing: 100 Years and Improving
Modine Manufacturing CEO Thomas Burke discusses the challenges of operating a 100-year-old company and the secrets to its longevity.
GeoSpring water heater line, GE Appliances
Despite Lean Start, GE Appliances to End Production of GeoSpring Water Heater 2
Demand for the energy-efficient water heaters never materialized to expected levels.
Time Tested: 100-year-old (and More) US Manufacturing Companies
Enjoy IndustryWeek's latest salute to US manufacturing companies that have existed for a century and more.
Benchmark This: Manufacturing Data from the IndustryWeek Best Plants 2
How does your manufacturing data compare with the IndustryWeek Best Plants Award winners and finalists?
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IndustryWeek recently caught up again with William Smith, co-CEO of Termax, to capture a few of his thoughts about manufacturing, leadership and giving back.
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This content was the most read, most commented upon, most shared and the most printed-out on the topics of lean and continuous improvement in the past year.
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