Established in 1990, the IndustryWeek Best Plants Awards program annually recognizes plants, located in North America, that are on the leading edge of efforts to increase competitiveness, enhance customer satisfaction, and create stimulating and rewarding work environments.
In times of change, good leaders can be a company's most vital asset. Today -- facing worker shortages, skills deficits, digital transformations and a volley of supply chain disruptions -- effective leadership skills are more critical in the manufacturing industry than ever before. This collection provides a primer for manufacturing leaders.
These 12 manufacturing plants share key elements: an ongoing commitment to improvement, teamwork in driving toward goals, the smart use of technology to boost performance, and performance metrics that shine.
The information contained in this 65-page, data-packed Statistical Profile presents a composite picture of IndustryWeek’s Best Plants winners and finalists for the past five years from 2013 to 2017. During these years IndustryWeek selected 79...