Operations

Production operations strategy, news and best practices for manufacturing professionals. Find the information you need to build a better production floor.

Highlights

IndustryWeek Best Plants Awards

Enter the 2024 IndustryWeek Best Plants Awards Competition

Jan. 24, 2024
This annual awards competition salutes manufacturing excellence across North America. Deadline is March 18.
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Safety

Podcast: Women's PPE a Must for Safety and Recruitment

Feb. 8, 2024
In this podcast version of a story published in January, Anna Smith discusses the importance of proper safety gear to make women feel welcome on manufacturing.
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Strategic Planning & Execution

Toyota to Invest $1.3 Billion in Kentucky EVs

Feb. 6, 2024
The automaker's largest manufacturing plant will add electric vehicle and battery assembly.
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Competitiveness

Five Things to Know about China and EVs

Feb. 5, 2024
'How do you cut the price of EVs in half? China's already done it.'
Webinars

IndustryWeek’s Best Plants Awards Competition: A Guide

Feb. 19, 2024
This webinar will share everything you need to know about IW’s annual salute to manufacturing excellence.

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IndustryWeek Best Plants Awards

Download: IW Best Plants Statistical Report

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Dazzling Dozen: 12 of the Best in Lean and Continuous Improvement in 2023

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Executive Summary: Enterprise Resource Planning Manages Manufacturing Risk and Uncertainty in 2024

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Explore the future of manufacturing in 2024 by discovering how cloud-based ERP systems can help manufacturers thrive amidst supply chain disruptions and economic uncertainty.
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Energy Management

Your ERP Can Be a Handy Tool to Track Carbon Footprint

Dec. 26, 2023
A look at how manufacturers can get started with tracking sustainability targets.