Month: December 2012

IndustryWeek's latest class of the Manufacturing Hall of Fame

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 12-19-12

I just love this idea: a Manufacturing Hall of Fame. Not only have these folks contributed more to American society than any baseball player (except Red Sox players of course), but we need to celebrate manufacturing and make it more attractive for the best and brightest. We could use more

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Reducing Lead Time Changes Everything [Lessons from the Road]

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 12-18-12

My latest column for Industry Week, Lessons from the Road, titled Lessons from the Road: Reducing Lead Time Changes Everything has been posted. Here is the intro:   Ever hear “get it done faster”? It comes from many sources, most importantly, customers. The most time-tested — and ineffective — means

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