Resources http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6658/more en Discover Snap-On's Value-Creation Suite of Processes http://www.industryweek.com/quality/discover-snap-ons-value-creation-suite-processes <div class="node-body video-body"><div></div>Here's how Snap-On leverages continuous improvement to manage the complexity of producing thousands of "micro-niche" products.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/quality/discover-snap-ons-value-creation-suite-processes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/quality/discover-snap-ons-value-creation-suite-processes#comments Companies & Executives IW Best Plants Awards Quality The IndustryWeek U.S. 500 Leadership Operations Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:16:00 +0000 144051 at http://www.industryweek.com Achieve World-Class Operations Excellence at the 2015 IndustryWeek Best Plants Conference & Expo http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/achieve-world-class-operations-excellence-2015-industryweek-best-plants-conference-ex <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Early-bird registration ends Saturday, Feb. 28; plant tour opportunities are going fast. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/achieve-world-class-operations-excellence-2015-industryweek-best-plants-conference-ex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/achieve-world-class-operations-excellence-2015-industryweek-best-plants-conference-ex#comments Change Management Education / Training Lean / Six-Sigma Engagement IW Best Plants Awards Quality Information Technology Machine Tools Teamwork Robotics Innovation Leadership Operations Supply Chain Technology Workforce The Latest Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:32:00 +0000 160691 at http://www.industryweek.com Are You Ready to Win An Excellence Award? http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/are-you-ready-win-excellence-award <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Three characteristics of operations excellence winners -- plus 4 tips on how to get the most from competing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/are-you-ready-win-excellence-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/are-you-ready-win-excellence-award#comments Competitiveness Ideaxchange IW Best Plants Awards Leadership Operations The Latest Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:45:00 +0000 159781 at http://www.industryweek.com ThinkStock 2014 IndustryWeek Best Plants Winners: Pacesetters in Manufacturing Performance http://www.industryweek.com/iw-best-plants-awards/2014-industryweek-best-plants-winners-pacesetters-manufacturing-performance <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The high-achieving 2014 IndustryWeek Best Plants winners aim for excellence today and recognize that tomorrow is an opportunity to perform even better.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/iw-best-plants-awards/2014-industryweek-best-plants-winners-pacesetters-manufacturing-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/iw-best-plants-awards/2014-industryweek-best-plants-winners-pacesetters-manufacturing-performance#comments Companies & Executives Lean / Six-Sigma IW Best Plants Awards Quality Safety Operations None The Latest Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:59:00 +0000 158731 at http://www.industryweek.com 2014 IW Best Plants Winner: Plumbing Manufacturing Success at T&S Brass http://www.industryweek.com/iw-best-plants-awards/2014-iw-best-plants-winner-plumbing-manufacturing-success-ts-brass <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Agile manufacturing and customer focus keep growth flowing at T&S Brass.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/iw-best-plants-awards/2014-iw-best-plants-winner-plumbing-manufacturing-success-ts-brass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/iw-best-plants-awards/2014-iw-best-plants-winner-plumbing-manufacturing-success-ts-brass#comments Automation Lean / Six-Sigma Engagement IW Best Plants Awards Growth Strategies The Latest Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:57:00 +0000 158811 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Lean manufacturing has helped T&amp;S Brass maintain its production footprint while nearly doubling sales.</p> 2014 IW Best Plants Winner: The Raymond Corporation Chases Zero http://www.industryweek.com/iw-best-plants-awards/2014-iw-best-plants-winner-raymond-corporation-chases-zero <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Raymond Corporation's embrace of TPS "brings great urgency to resolve nagging issues, repeat issues."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/iw-best-plants-awards/2014-iw-best-plants-winner-raymond-corporation-chases-zero" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/iw-best-plants-awards/2014-iw-best-plants-winner-raymond-corporation-chases-zero#comments Lean / Six-Sigma IW Best Plants Awards Operations None The Latest Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:55:00 +0000 158801 at http://www.industryweek.com 2014 IW Best Plants Winner: How L.B. Foster’s Vancouver Plant Created a Culture of Lean http://www.industryweek.com/iw-best-plants-awards/2014-iw-best-plants-winner-how-lb-foster-s-vancouver-plant-created-culture-lea <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>How leaders at L.B. Foster's Vancouver Plant created a lean culture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/iw-best-plants-awards/2014-iw-best-plants-winner-how-lb-foster-s-vancouver-plant-created-culture-lea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/iw-best-plants-awards/2014-iw-best-plants-winner-how-lb-foster-s-vancouver-plant-created-culture-lea#comments Lean / Six-Sigma Corporate Culture Engagement IW Best Plants Awards Teamwork Leadership Operations The Latest Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:50:00 +0000 158791 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Operator Carlito Deala (foreground) molds the friction control solid sticks, while Operator Joemar Forteleza removes the sticks from a mold, in the recently redesigned solid stick production area.</p> 2014 IW Best Plants Winner: General Cable is Hard-Wired for Safety http://www.industryweek.com/safety/2014-iw-best-plants-winner-general-cable-hard-wired-safety <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Eleven years ago, the General Cable plant was on the brink of closure. Today, it is a diversified and growing plant, recognized for safety excellence.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/safety/2014-iw-best-plants-winner-general-cable-hard-wired-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/safety/2014-iw-best-plants-winner-general-cable-hard-wired-safety#comments Companies & Executives Lean / Six-Sigma IW Best Plants Awards Safety Teamwork None The Latest Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:50:00 +0000 158781 at http://www.industryweek.com 2014 IW Best Plants Winner: Cessna Mexico’s Flight Plan -- Attack the Processes http://www.industryweek.com/iw-best-plants-awards/2014-iw-best-plants-winner-cessna-mexico-s-flight-plan-attack-processes <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Chihuahua operation follows a simple rule: Better processes drive better results. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/iw-best-plants-awards/2014-iw-best-plants-winner-cessna-mexico-s-flight-plan-attack-processes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/iw-best-plants-awards/2014-iw-best-plants-winner-cessna-mexico-s-flight-plan-attack-processes#comments Lean / Six-Sigma IW Best Plants Awards Quality Leadership The Latest Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:48:00 +0000 158771 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>More than 800 employees at Cessna Mexico are engaged in machining and assembly of metal and composite aircraft structures, and wire harnesses.</p> 2014 IW Best Plants Winner: At Boston Scientific Maple Grove, Lean Gets to the Heart of the Matter http://www.industryweek.com/iw-best-plants-awards/2014-iw-best-plants-winner-boston-scientific-maple-grove-lean-gets-heart-matte <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>All manufacturing companies focus on quality, and many can rightly claim that their products make a difference in people&rsquo;s lives, but few have the intimate connection with end users that Boston Scientific has. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/iw-best-plants-awards/2014-iw-best-plants-winner-boston-scientific-maple-grove-lean-gets-heart-matte" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/iw-best-plants-awards/2014-iw-best-plants-winner-boston-scientific-maple-grove-lean-gets-heart-matte#comments Lean / Six-Sigma Product Development IW Best Plants Awards Quality None The Latest Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:48:00 +0000 158761 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>A Boston Scientific technician monitors the automated electrochemical etching process for stent production.</p>