Jill Jusko

Jill Jusko, Senior Editor,

Focus: Operations & Workforce

Call: 216-931-9311

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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. 

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.

Operations: Lean Envy 
Used wisely, lean envy can motivate and stimulate, says Joy Global CEO Ted Doheny.
Pop Quiz: Test Your Manufacturing IQ
How much do you really know about manufacturing? To test your knowledge, we've put together a short (10 question) quiz to find out the extent of your manufacturing expertise.
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Rare Earths Update: In Pursuit of Alternatives 
Companies and industrialized nations continue to seek ways to reduce their dependence on China for access to rare earths.
Operations: Ariens: Growing Lean Leaders from Within 
Ariens' lean intern program nourishes the company's lean culture and develops its next generation of lean manufacturing leaders.
Operations: Wicked Weather, Human Nature 
Any time is a good time to discuss the importance of facility safety in the face of extreme weather, but the start of summer is surely a most appropriate time to issue a few reminders.
GKN Sinter Metals Adds Kata to a Lean Journey in Germantown
GKN Sinter Metals began a lean manufacturing journey in 2008 and introduced kata in 2012 to boost improvements and meet new challenges.
2014 IW Best Plants Conference: Awards Ceremony [SLIDESHOW]
The IndustryWeek Best Plants winners receive their Pinnacle awards at the 2014 IW Best Plants conference, which was held May 5-7 in Milwaukee.
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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.
Supply Chain: No Easy Fix 
Unsafe working conditions persist in the extended supply chains of multinational corporations. Solutions are never simple when social responsibility and cost pressures collide.
Operations: Testing, Testing: Quality Metrics for the Drug Industry 
International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering to conduct metrics pilot program as FDA aims to rein in quality issues.
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Operations: ISO 55000: A Holistic Approach 
New standards aim to help companies improve asset management and unleash value.
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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.

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