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. 

Manufacturing History - A Look at Advertising Through the Decades [SLIDESHOW]
Take a stroll through a century of manufacturing advertising and promotion - from Lipton in 1860 to Coca-Cola in 1963.
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Meet the 2015 IndustryWeek Best Plants Finalists 1
The finalists demonstrate admirable manufacturing performance metrics, as well as practices that exhibit a comprehensive focus on continuous improvement.
General Mills' Big Loss 
General Mills' ingredient overuse reduction program adds rigor, removes waste, saves $10 million.
Manufacturing Day 2015: Saluting Manufacturing Across the US
See how companies and individuals celebrated Manufacturing Day 2015, which salutes modern manufacturing to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.
Don't Cut Costs, Optimize Manufacturing Operations 
A holistic approach to meeting customer demands builds a better business.
MEP Director Carroll Thomas Takes a People Approach to US Manufacturing
As Manufacturing Day nears, the new head of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership shares her thoughts on delivering value to the smaller manufacturer and being a champion of manufacturing.
Toyota Kata Delivers Lean Improvements at La-Z-Boy  3
Furniture maker La-Z-Boy turns to Toyota kata to give its lean initiatives a boost.
Benchmarking Data: How Does Your Manufacturing Plant Compare?
These benchmark numbers offer a glimpse at the potential for achievement in manufacturing organizations that are committed to world-class competitiveness.
Freudenberg's Guide to Manufacturing Longevity
Freudenberg chief executive Mohsen Sohi shares his thoughts on leadership, manufacturing as a profession, talent management and diversity.
25 Years of the IndustryWeek Best Plants Awards
This slideshow illustrates how IndustryWeek has showcased the IW Best Plants winners on its covers from 1990 to 2014.
2015 Q1 Recall Scorecard – By the Numbers 
Stericycle ExpertSolutions, which provides a range of product recall-related services, recently shared 2015 first-quarter data from U.S. regulatory bodies.
4 Things You Should Know About Product Recalls
No manufacturer ever wants to face the prospect of a product recall, but it can and does happen. IndustryWeek outlines four concepts to keep in mind as you navigate the risky business of manufacturing products.
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What Type of Product Recall Do You Face? 
Knowing the type of recall your company faces can help it better address the problem that developed into a recall, suggests research published last year in the Journal of Supply Chain Management.
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.
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