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Leading Change in Manufacturing: Mel Zehnpfennig of Dynamic Improvement Group

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 12-21-23

In this episode of “People Solve Problems,” Jamie Flinchbaugh engages in an enlightening conversation with Mel Zehnpfennig, Managing Partner at Dynamic Improvement Group. With a wealth of experience spanning over two decades in lean manufacturing, Mel shares his approach to tackling complex problems in various industries, from automotive to more

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John McCullough: Pragmatic Problem-Solving at Sharp Services

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 12-07-23

In the People Solve Problems podcast, hosted by Jamie Flinchbaugh, John McCullough, Director of Continuous Improvement at Sharp Services, shares his expertise and experiences in problem-solving within the pharmaceutical industry. John, a global continuous improvement leader, strategic thought partner, and change agent, also extends his lean journey expertise to various

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Dr. Zacharia: Adaptive Problem-Solving – Lehigh University

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 11-21-23

On this episode “People Solve Problems” podcast, Jamie Flinchbaugh hosts Dr. Zach G. Zacharia, the Interim Department Chair (DATA) and Associate Professor at Lehigh University and Director of the Center for Supply Chain Research at Lehigh. Dr. Zacharia, with his extensive background in Supply Chain Management, shares his insights on

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Pam Klyn: Engineering a Culture of Problem-Solving Whirlpool Corporation

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 11-09-23

In a compelling exchange, Pam Klyn of Whirlpool draws from her experiences to shed light on the nuances of problem-solving. Her stories, rich with lessons learned from challenges faced and triumphs celebrated, provide a roadmap for those seeking to hone their problem-solving skills. As she explains her methodologies, she speaks

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Cindy Hinds: Leading Through Coaching at A.O. Smith

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 10-26-23

  In this episode of the “People Solve Problems” podcast, host Jamie Flinchbaugh sits down with guest, Cindy Hinds, the Global Director of Enterprise Excellence at A.O. Smith. Cindy brings with her a wealth of knowledge, boasting over 25 years of experience in implementing Lean principles within organizations. Their conversation

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People Solve Problems Episode 7 with Special Guest Lorenzo Gutierrez

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 09-28-23

With a focus on actionable insights, host Jamie Flinchbaugh dialogues with Lorenzo Gutierrez, Director of Enterprise Excellence at Sandia National Laboratories. They offer valuable insights into leadership, intuition, and coaching. With over 20 years of leadership experience in diverse fields including semiconductor manufacturing and national security, Lorenzo is well-qualified to

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People Solve Problems Episode 6 with Special Guest Ron Pereira

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 09-14-23

In a recent podcast, host Jamie Flinchbaugh sat down with guest Ron Pereira to explore various facets of leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving. The conversation kicked off with the two discussing the communication challenges faced by remote teams that include both introverted and extroverted members. Ron emphasized the role of digital

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People Solve Problems Episode 5 with Special Guest Elisabeth Swan

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 08-31-23

In this episode of the People Solve Problems podcast, host Jamie Flinchbaugh interviews Elisabeth Swan, co-founder of the Just-in-Time Café and a seasoned expert in continuous improvement with over 30 years of experience in the industry. As a consultant, coach, instructor, and podcast host, Elisabeth brings a wealth of knowledge

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People Solve Problems Episode 4 with Special Guest Justin Max

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 08-17-23

In a recent podcast episode, host Jamie Flinchbaugh sits down with Justin Max, founder of Spark DSG. Spark DSG is a standout digital design and development agency, and under Justin’s leadership, the team employs their unique IDEAS process to address and solve complex business challenges with clear results. During the

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People Solve Problems Episode 3 with Special Guest Jim Huntzinger

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 08-03-23

In a thought-provoking episode of the People Solve Problems Podcast, host Jamie Flinchbaugh has an engaging conversation with Jim Huntzinger, Founder and President of Lean Frontiers. Jim’s background is in manufacturing, engineering, and the lean enterprise. Jim’s understanding and experience provide listeners with a wealth of knowledge applicable to a

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