Jill Jusko

Jill Jusko, Senior Editor,

Focus: Operations & IndustryWeek Best Plants

Call: 216-931-9311

Follow Jill on Twitter: @JJuskoIW

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. 

GM headquarters
GM Shakes Up Quality Ranks
The Detroit-based automaker said the changes were made "to continue its evolution into a stronger, more customer-centric organization."
CEO Mary Barra is Driving Culture Change at General Motors 2
GM CEO Mary Barra likens culture change to changing behaviors. The behaviors the company is working hard to impart are ownership, candidness, accountability -- and improvement.
Gurus of the Quality Movement
The members of this slideshow are leaders and advocates of quality, persons who have advanced the breadth and depth of what is meant by quality, who have introduced quality principles to a wider audience, who have contributed in numerous ways to the growth of the quality profession.
quality management
Revised ISO 9001 Standard Moves Closer to Completion
The revised standard will retain its strong focus on a process-based approach to quality management systems.
Quality: From Control to the Customer to a Culture 
The growing complexity of supply chains calls for a renewed focus on quality.
2014 Hall of Fame Inductee: Carlos Ghosn
The French-Lebanese-Brazilian CEO's resurrection of Renault earned him the colorful alias "Le Cost Killer."
New Rocket Engine Needed, Boeing Says after Antares Crash
Orbital Sciences Corp., which owns the rocket, said the Antares flight was terminated once it became clear there was a problem.
Antares Rocket Fiery Explosion
Unmanned Antares rocket, owned by Orbital Sciences, exploded in a fireball on Oct. 28. These images capture moments before and after the explosion.
Lincoln Electric CEO: Meeting the Skills Gap Challenge
CEO Christopher Mapes is leading a company that faces a challenge many manufacturers are seeking answers for: the skills gap. In the case of Lincoln Electric, which manufactures welding, cutting, and joining products, it's skilled welding talent.
Managing Change: 9 Tips for Transitioning to 12-Hour Shifts
Is your company transitioning to a 12-hour work schedule from an eight-hour shift? Circadian offers nine tips to help ease the change:
Up All Night: Promoting Health and Safety on the Late Shift 
When most of the world slumbers, a percentage of the populace is awake, at work but not necessarily alert. They are your third shift and overnight shift workforce, and they may be tired.
Kodak logo
Slimmed-down Kodak Trims Workforce Again
The workforce reduction represents Kodak's "largest layoffs since it ended its Chapter 11 bankruptcy 12 months ago," local media reported
A Middle Market Guide to Building and Sustaining Operations Excellence
New report proposes a four-part, systematic approach by which firms can stop their backsliding and maintain their operational gains.
IW Best Plants logo
2014 IndustryWeek Best Plants Finalists Named
This year's finalists represent manufacturing facilities across Canada, the United States and Mexico. These finalist facilities share several common elements, including admirable performance metrics, comprehensive efforts to improve across the many functions that occur within a manufacturing plant, and engaged workforces.
Operations: Handy & Harman's Business System Approach to Operational Excellence 

As anyone who has ever tried it can tell you, successfully implementing lean across a manufacturing facility is challenging. The same holds true for introducing World Class Manufacturing (employed by Chrysler, for instance) or any other operational excellence system. It's an effort that's not for the faint of heart, although the rewards are plentiful.

View All

IW US 500 Stock Index

IW Marketplace - Buy a Link Now