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. 

Pop Quiz: Test Your Manufacturing Knowledge 2.0
Take this short (10 question) quiz to find out the extent of your manufacturing expertise.
Quick Fixes Don't Deliver Success in a Lean Transformation
Perhaps the most important – or complex – elements of a lean transformation are put off too long in favor of quick wins.
The Leading Edge of Lean  2
New ideas, new technologies and next moves continue to propel the lean movement.
Eaton Innovates Hydraulics, the Hidden Technology
Manufacturing has grown more sophisticated, and "hydraulics plays an important role," says Astrid Mozes.
Boeing North Charleston
Machinists Ask NLRB to Postpone Union Election at Boeing South Carolina
The IAM cited a "toxic environment and gross violations of workers' lawful organizing rights" as the reason behind the decision.
Best Practices for Maintenance Supervisors 
Maintenance upervisors are your 'boots-on-the-grounds' leaders. Choose wisely.
Boeing, North Charleston
Machinists Union Petitions NLRB for Election at Boeing in South Carolina 5
The IAM said Boeing workers at the North Charleston facilities had contacted it to share numerous concerns, including forced overtime, fair wages and a lack of shop-floor respect.
2015 IW Salary Survey: The Highs and Lows of Manufacturing Pay  1
2015 IW Salary Survey respondents are a vocal bunch. Read a small sampling of their comments about pay, career and how to improve manufacturing.
2015 IndustryWeek Manufacturing Salary Survey -- By the Numbers 1
See all the details of manufacturing pay in the 2015 IW Manufacturing Salary Survey.
2015 IW Salary Survey: Manufacturing Prospers But What About Pay? 
Salaries are up, satisfaction is high, but continued prosperity requires a third payoff – the next generation of manufacturing leaders.
Cessna Mexico
Cessna Mexico: Quality Preparation Delivers Quality Excellence 
Superior quality at Cessna Mexico is built on a holistic foundation that 
addresses defects from all angles.
West Coast port
Labor Secretary to Help Resolve West Coast Ports Dispute
The consequences of the labor dispute between dockworkers and the operators of the port terminals and shipping lines have played out up and down the West Coast, as well as much further afield.
Share Your Thoughts on Ending Trade Embargo with Cuba
The International Trade Commission will hold a public hearing on March 24.
2014 IndustryWeek Best Plants Winners: Pacesetters in Manufacturing Performance
The high-achieving 2014 IndustryWeek Best Plants winners aim for excellence today and recognize that tomorrow is an opportunity to perform even better.
Cessna Mexico
2014 IW Best Plants Winner: Cessna Mexico’s Flight Plan -- Attack the Processes 1
The Chihuahua operation follows a simple rule: Better processes drive better results.
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