The Excellence in Action plant tours, an extension of IW's annual Best Plants conference, provide manufacturers a walkthrough classroom for some of the most advanced manufacturing operations in the world. This page highlights tours at Subaru of Indiana Automotive in Lafayette, Ind., and Bombardier Learjet in Wichita, Kan. The tours were conducted with the support of Kronos Incorporated.
At Subaru of Indiana every aspect of manufacturing is seen through the eyes of environmental sustainability. This can be traced back to its status as being the first automotive plant to be "zero-landfill."
Bombardier Learjet's continuous-improvement initiatives have had a significant impact on all facets of its production, from safety to quality control to increasing on-time delivery ratios.