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Lean Whiskey Episode 36

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 12-09-22

Episode 36: “Guest Chris Kauzmann, and Design Thinking’s Relationship to Lean Thinking”  In Episode 36, Jamie Flinchbaugh is joined by Chris Kauzmann, Adjunct Faculty, and Innovator in Residence at Lehigh University. Chris, a self-described “bottom shelf” whiskey drinker, joins Jamie to sample some Nikka Coffee Malt Whiskey and Blue Run

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To hell with your competitors, compete against perfection

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 05-10-12

  This is a quote from the book Lean Thinking by Jim Womack and Daniel Jones, and I think one of the most useful phrases brought out from this book. What does it mean? So many companies spend considerable amount of time focusing on their competitors: what are they doing?

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What Does "Lean" Mean to You? [Guest Post]

by Keith Poirier on 09-26-11

Guest Post: Keith Poirier has over 17 years industry experience with a focus on lean/business process improvement.  He currently manages an EHS Team for a global design and manufacturing company, and also instructs an Operations Management MBA course. What is lean?  What does it mean to you?  Does it mean the

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The Farmer and the Field [Guest Post]

by Donald Sweigart on 07-20-11

Guest Post: Donald Sweigart worked with “The Body Shop @” which developed the “Star-Link Certified” Lean business model improving Profitability, CSI, and Cycle Time in the Collision Repair Industry. This model is now licensed by a Fortune 100 in it’s Industry-wide Lean Training. His passion is implementing Lean solutions in

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Kaizen and the Art of Creative Thinking

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 09-06-08
[amazon asin=1897363591&template=iframe image] Author: Shigeo Shingo Publication Date: 2007 Book Description: What's the key message? Kaisen and the Art of Creative Thinking is a new translation of a book Dr. Shingo wrote in 1958, but there is nothing outdated about it. Simple on the surface, the book may take several Read More