Jill Jusko

Jill Jusko, Senior Editor

Focus: Operations & Workforce

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Senior Editor Jill Jusko covers strategies and best practices in manufacturing workforce and operations leadership. She provides information about workforce compensation strategies, education and training, employee engagement and retention, and teamwork. Her coverage of operations excellence spotlights companies that 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 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. 

Articles by Jill Jusko
manufacturing facility
Operations: ISO 55000: A Holistic Approach 
New standards aim to help companies improve asset management and unleash value.
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Does Your Manufacturing Plant Excel?
If yes, then it is time to participate in the IndustryWeek Best Plants competition. This annual salute to outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America recognizes plants that are on the leading edge of efforts to increase competitiveness, enhance customer satisfaction, and create stimulating and rewarding work environments.
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2014 IndustryWeek Salary Survey: Readers Comment on the Good and Bad of Manufacturing Pay 
Survey respondents share a small taste of what they like and dislike about their salary and other compensation, the state of manufacturing and the dearth of incoming talent.
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2014 IndustryWeek Manufacturing Salary Survey [SLIDESHOW] 1
U.S. manufacturing managers earned an average salary of $111,480, according to the 2014 IndustryWeek Salary Survey. That's up from last year's survey.
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2014 IW Salary Survey: Manufacturing Pay Gets a Boost 
Salaries for manufacturing management continue their upward trajectory as pay increases were the norm rather than the exception. What manufacturers really want, though, is challenging work.
US Chemical Safety Board recreated the Chevron Richmond refinery fire
Operations: Safety Under Scrutiny at Refineries, Chemical Operations 
California issues recommendations for improvements, 
including inherently safer systems.
Steelmaker ArcelorMittal reduces energy
Operations: ArcelorMittal Dials Down Its Energy Thermostat  2
Natural gas prices may be down, but this steelmaker keeps up its energy-reduction efforts.
2013 IW Best Plants Winners: Peak Performers
For the 24th consecutive year, IndustryWeek is pleased to announce the winners of the annual IW Best Plants competition, our salute to manufacturing excellence across North America.
2013 IW Best Plants Winner: Flextronics -- A Partner in Manufacturing Excellence
Speed-to-market imperatives in the technology industry spur continuous improvements at Flextronics' Milpitas campus.
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Operations: ISO Management Certifications Rise
The number of ISO 9001:2008 certifications in 2012 grew 2% over the previous year, stable growth for a mature standard.
Operations: Want Better Quality? Bring Your Customers Aboard 
High levels of collaboration create a new partnership – the Qustomer.
Bill Hindle of HindlePower Inc
Building Blocks to Corporate Culture 1
'Focus on growing people,' says HindlePower president and workforce champion Bill Hindle.
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The Value of Labor 1
Are your efforts focused only on reducing the cost of labor? Manufacturers like HindlePower and MBX Systems are reminders not to overlook the ways your workforce provides strategic advantage.
IW Manufacturing Hall of Fame 2013 Inductee: Ronald D. Sugar 1
Ronald Sugar speaks from experience when he offers this piece of advice to aspiring and newly minted engineers: "Look for the next wave of technology and ride it. It's much more fun to work on things that are shaping the future."
Operations: New Maintenance Metrics Launched 
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals released its newly revised SMRP standardized metrics in October.

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