Lessons from the Road

Experiment Your Way to Success

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 04-24-12

My latest column for Industry Week, Lessons from the Road, titled Experiment Your Way to Success has been posted. Here is an excerpt:   The heart of most effective continuous improvement is experimentation. Experimentation is the mother of all learning methods. It drives learning throughout an organization based on what

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Securing the Elusive Lean Buy-In

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-16-12

My latest column for IndustryWeek, Lessons from the Road, titled Securing the Elusive Lean Buy-In has been posted. Here is an excerpt:   You have passion about making lean work in your organization. You have ideas, and you are ready to realize them. You have experience and are willing to

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Going to the Gemba

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 09-20-11

My latest column for Industry Week, Lessons from the Road, titled Going to the Gemba has been posted. Here is an excerpt: Going to the gemba has become popular for the simple reason that it is powerfully effective. But there is more to it than getting up from your desk, as

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How to Train Without Training

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 07-21-11

This post is part of my column for Industry Week called Lessons from the Road and is now available. “Just because we don’t have training dollars to invest does not mean that we can’t develop our people. People development requires momentum; if we aren’t moving forward, we’re falling behind. There

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Lessons from the Road: Sustaining Your 5S Efforts

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 05-19-11

My 2nd installment of Lessons from the Road, my new column for Industry Week is now available. This month the topic is Sustaining Your 5S Efforts. One of my early columns for Assembly Magazine titled Planning 5S? First Know Why! 5 years later, it’s still one of the most popular

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