Published Articles

Leading Lean: Engaging the Board of Directors

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 08-02-10

I have a new post published on Assembly Magazine. See the full article on that site. The CEO must be the champion and leader of a lean transformation, but the board of directors can have a major impact, too…. Continue reading….

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Too Many Problems

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 07-22-10

My latest article, Too Many Problems, articulates that I see problem solving in organizations as much more than problem solving skills. Many times people roll out new problem solving skills thinking that is enough. But beyond that, you also need systems and infrastructure to support those skills, and the right

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Leading Lean: Bring Lean to Your Sales Team

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 06-01-10

I have a new post published on Assembly Magazine. See the full article on that site. Lean applies to every function within a business. You cannot succeed on your lean journey without engaging the sales organization at some point…. Continue reading….

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Leading Lean: Keys to Employee Engagement

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 04-01-10

I have a new post published on Assembly Magazine. See the full article on that site. Manufacturers have no trouble hanging onto key employees these days, since job opportunities are scarce. But, that hasn’t reduced the need to find new ways to engage people. No matter what type of economic

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25 Problems..or how to focus on the right systems

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-08-10

This month I have a featured article in Kevin Meyer’s Superfactory Newsletter. I’ve been a subscriber for many years, and Kevin does a great job. My contribution is titled 25 Problems..or how to focus on the right systems. I hope you’ll give a read, and sign up for the Superfactory

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Leading Lean: Salvage Your Waste

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-01-10

I have a new post published on Assembly Magazine. See the full article on that site. A great lean thinker has a lens for value…. Continue reading….

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Leading Lean: Learn to Improve; Improve to Learn

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 12-01-09

I have a new post published on Assembly Magazine. See the full article on that site. Continuing education is key to any lean deployment strategy…. Continue reading….

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No Rx for Lean

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 10-07-09

I have a new post published on Jamie Flinchbaugh on LeanBlog. See the full article on that site. by Jamie Flinchbaugh, I recently have had the opportunity to review a wide range of sites and companies and provide feedback on their lean journey. One of the things that really surprised

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Leading Lean: Turning Thinking Into Action

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 10-01-09

I have a new post published on Assembly Magazine. See the full article on that site. An action plan is one of the most important parts of an A3 report. Turning ideas and conversations into crisp, focused action plans is something every lean leader needs to do.

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Leading Lean: Develop a Target Condition Before Your Action

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 09-04-09

I have a new post published on Assembly Magazine. See the full article on that site. My last three columns have touched on different aspects of applying lean thinking to projects and problems, including different aspects of A3 thinking and methodology. This month focuses on yet another aspect, the target

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