"What we did here was apply that same kind of methodology and thought process to our safety program's results as we would with a cost program," explains Keith Kelble, 3M Aberdeen plant manager.
"We're making more motorcycles in one building than we did in all of those old ones," says Ed Magee, New Factory York general manager.
H.C. Starck's Newton, Mass., plant had the pieces it needed. It just had to rejigger them a bit.
While manufacturing leaders lament the lack of a skilled workforce, many -- if not most -- neglect to maximize the contributions of their current employees.
IndustryWeek’s annual salute to outstanding manufacturing facilities is now in its 24th year.