Jill Jusko

Jill Jusko, Senior Editor,

Focus: Operations & IndustryWeek Best Plants

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Senior Editor Jill Jusko covers strategies and best practices in manufacturing operations leadership. Her coverage of operations excellence spotlights companies who have achieved world-class results in quality, productivity, cost and other benchmarks by implementing the latest continuous improvement and lean/Six-Sigma strategies. Jill also coordinates The IndustryWeek Best Plants Awards Program and Conference, which annually recognizes the leading manufacturing facilities in North America.

Jill also coordinates IndustryWeek’s Best Plants Awards Program, which annually salutes the leading manufacturing facilities in North America.

Jill has also served as the editorial project director for the IW/MPI Census of Manufacturers. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University. 


2017 IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference: IW Best Plants Awards Ceremony
A highlight of the 2017 IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference was the awards presentation to the 2016 IW Best Plants Awards winners.
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A Twitter Take on Day 3 of the IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo
Day 3 highlights from the 2017 IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo
Lean, Leadership, Technology and Rock and Roll
Catch highlights of Day 2 of the 2017 IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference and Expo
Drones, Robots and Plant Tours, Oh My!
Day 1 of the IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference and Expo got off to a fast start, with a host of plant tours in the Cleveland area, coupled with workshops, robot exhibitions, drone flying, and a cocktail reception.
2016 IndustryWeek Best Plants Awards: Six Fantastic Factories
The 2016 IW Best Plants Award winners combine teamwork, talent and tenacity to deliver outstanding manufacturing performances.
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Sherwin-Williams' Cheri Phyfer: On Building Bridges and Developing Women in Leadership 1
The president of the Diversified Brands Division shares leadership lessons learned and "paying it forward."
Lance Camper CEO Jack Cole: Always Be Learning – and Listening 2
This manufacturing leader's advice: Don't ever think you know it all.
A Century in the Making: A Salute to Manufacturing Company Longevity 4
Enjoy our latest showcase of long-lived manufacturing companies. Each of these manufacturers has a history that spans at least 100 years, and for some, many more than that.
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2016 IW Best Plants Winner: No Time for Downtime at Intertape Polymer Group
In Danville, Va., a dedicated team of employees keeps operations up and running.
LB Foster plant
2016 IW Best Plants Winner: Single Piece Flow Spells Success at L.B. Foster Threaded Products
In Magnolia, Texas, a tight-knit workforce delivers in a truly lean fashion.
Look Who's Talking: Learn from Your Manufacturing Colleagues
The 2017 IW Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo gives you the opportunity to hear directly from your peers how they are solving challenging manufacturing issues. Here's a brief preview of what you can expect.
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The 2016 IndustryWeek Best Plants Award Winners: Excellence in Manufacturing 1
IW salutes six manufacturing facilities across North America that combine talent, technology and operational excellence to deliver winning performances.
Ronnie Leten, Atlas Copco CEO
A Transfer of Power at Atlas Copco
Atlas Copco CEO Ronnie Leten will depart from the company shortly. He shares several insights about his departure, change management and what is next.
Lean and Continuous Improvement: 2016 Was a Very Good Year
We share with you 12 articles that made an impact on IndustryWeek readers during 2016 on the topics of lean and continuous improvement.
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Lessons in Lean Training 2
A successful lean organization by definition is a learning organization, but how to best share knowledge can prove confusing. Several lean leaders share their tips.