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


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Lessons in Lean Leadership: The Breakthrough Tennis Ball Challenge

Nov. 9, 2023
This simple exercise helps ground teams in breakthrough thinking and engage them on the need for overall process improvements.
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Labor / Employment Policy

Workplace Violence Is on the Rise, and So Are Regulations

Nov. 27, 2023
In 2020, there were nearly 400 homicides and more than 37,000 injuries from intentional violence.
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Stellantis Recalls Over 32,000 SUVs Over Potential Fire Risk

Nov. 27, 2023
The recall applies to some 2021-2024 Wrangler 4xe models.
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Continuous Improvement

IndustryWeek to Launch 2024 Operations Leadership Summit

Nov. 9, 2023
The 3-day conference in June in Indianapolis will focus on continuous improvement, manufacturing best practices, workforce issues and terrific technology implementations.
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Siemens to Spend $150 Million on Data Center Factory as Part of Infrastructure Wave

Nov. 3, 2023
The German tech company estimates its planned investments in U.S. infrastructure will create 1,700 U.S. jobs.


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IndustryWeek Best Plants Awards

Download: IW Best Plants Statistical Report

March 8, 2023
Get this 80+ page in-depth report on the IW Best Plants winners and finalists for the past 5 competitions.
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The Economy

Manufacturing Road Trip Part 2: A Journey Across the US (slideshow)

Oct. 16, 2023
Join us as we celebrate manufacturing in each of the 50 states. This is Part 2 of a five-part series.
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Continuous Improvement

The Productivity Imperative: Companies Sharpen Their Focus on Continuous Improvement

Oct. 16, 2023
Across industries, digitization and other investments are spurring gains. Up next: An AI-driven boom.
Flexible fuel turbines reduce material needs when it is time to transition to hydrogen.

What’s the Deal with Hydrogen?

Oct. 12, 2023
A look at potential applications of hydrogen as an alternative fuel, and the hurdles around storage, engineering and cost.
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The Economy

Manufacturing Road Trip: A Journey Across the US (slideshow)

Oct. 9, 2023
Join us as we celebrate manufacturing in each of the 50 states, starting in Alabama. This is Part 1 of a five-part series.