Resources http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6658/more en 2016 IndustryWeek Best Plants Awards: Six Fantastic Factories http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-industryweek-best-plants-awards-six-fantastic-factories <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The 2016 IW Best Plants Award winners combine teamwork, talent and tenacity to deliver outstanding manufacturing performances. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-industryweek-best-plants-awards-six-fantastic-factories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-industryweek-best-plants-awards-six-fantastic-factories#comments Continuous Improvement IndustryWeek Best Plants Quality Leadership Workforce The Latest Wed, 12 Apr 2017 19:58:00 +0000 642311 at http://www.industryweek.com 2016 IW Best Plants Winner: Johnson Controls’ Magic Ingredient is Leadership http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-johnson-controls-magic-ingredient-leadership <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In Monterrey, Mexico, hundreds of Johnson Controls employees build thousands of batteries every day — delivering them on time, in perfect condition, in large thanks to individual ownership and ideal team leadership.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-johnson-controls-magic-ingredient-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-johnson-controls-magic-ingredient-leadership#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Education / Training Corporate Culture IndustryWeek Best Plants Global Economy Leadership Resources Workforce The Latest Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000 610651 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>A counter outside the Johnson Controls plant in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, tracks how many days have passed since the last recordable accident. (The number is higher now.)</p> Matt LaWell, IndustryWeek 2016 IW Best Plants Winner: Single Piece Flow Spells Success at L.B. Foster Threaded Products http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-single-piece-flow-spells-success-lb-foster-threa <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In Magnolia, Texas, a tight-knit workforce delivers in a truly lean fashion.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-single-piece-flow-spells-success-lb-foster-threa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-single-piece-flow-spells-success-lb-foster-threa#comments Continuous Improvement IndustryWeek Best Plants Quality Leadership The Latest Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000 609961 at http://www.industryweek.com 2016 IW Best Plants Winner: No Time for Downtime at Intertape Polymer Group http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-no-time-downtime-intertape-polymer-group <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In Danville, Va., a dedicated team of employees keeps operations up and running. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-no-time-downtime-intertape-polymer-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-no-time-downtime-intertape-polymer-group#comments Continuous Improvement Maintenance IndustryWeek Best Plants Quality Teamwork Leadership The Latest Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000 609951 at http://www.industryweek.com 2016 IW Best Plants Winner: From Zero to Lean in Record Time at Metform Group http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-manufacturing-technology-conference-expo/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-zero-lean-record-ti <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In 8 years, the Illinois automotive components maker has tripled its business and transformed its operations.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-manufacturing-technology-conference-expo/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-zero-lean-record-ti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-manufacturing-technology-conference-expo/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-zero-lean-record-ti#comments IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo Continuous Improvement Education / Training Engagement IndustryWeek Best Plants Leadership Operations Workforce The Latest Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000 609871 at http://www.industryweek.com <p> <style type="text/css">p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 15.0px Calibri; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} </style> </p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Steve Dykstra, maintenance supervisor at Metform,</span>&nbsp;talks about his department&#39;s role in the company&#39;s lean evolution and how a&nbsp;new color-coded yearly maintenance chart has made things more efficient.</p> Laura Putre 2016 IW Best Plants Winner: Lean Helps UTC Take Flight and Soar http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-lean-helps-utc-take-flight-and-soar <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>UTC Aerostructures is relentlessly focused on driving waste out of its production processes, one second at a time.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-lean-helps-utc-take-flight-and-soar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-lean-helps-utc-take-flight-and-soar#comments Companies & Executives Continuous Improvement Corporate Culture IndustryWeek Best Plants Leadership Operations Workforce The Latest Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000 609231 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Nacelles must be fully functional for 60,000+ flight cycles and 20 years of operation.</p> UTC Aerostructures 2016 IW Best Plants Winner: Customer Focus is Key to Firstronic Success http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-customer-focus-key-firstronic-success <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>EMS firm uses responsive lean manufacturing system to become customers’ electronic assembly arm.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-customer-focus-key-firstronic-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-customer-focus-key-firstronic-success#comments Automation Companies & Executives Education / Training IndustryWeek Best Plants Quality Growth Strategies Leadership Operations The Latest Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000 608551 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>A Firstronic&nbsp;employee conducts an in-circuit test of electronic assemblies.</p> Firstronic Download IndustryWeek's Salary Survey (.pdf format) http://www.industryweek.com/datasheet/download-industryweeks-salary-survey-pdf-format <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/download-industryweeks-salary-survey-pdf-format" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://www.industryweek.com/site-files/industryweek.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/datasheets/thumbnails/2017-salary-survey-promo-images_1.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><div></div><p>It was a good year for manufacturing leadership: Job satisfaction was up, and so was pay.</p></div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/datasheet/download-industryweeks-salary-survey-pdf-format" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Compensation Strategies IW Best Practices Reports Salary Survey Workforce Gold Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:58:00 +0000 113351 at http://www.industryweek.com Readers Respond: What Is Manufacturing's Biggest Challenge? http://www.industryweek.com/salary-survey/readers-respond-what-manufacturings-biggest-challenge <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>We asked this question of respondents in the 2017 IndustryWeek Salary Survey. 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