published articles

What We Learned: Expertise and Episodes from Three Years of ‘Factory Talk’

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 04-26-24

On IndustryWeek: What We Learned: Expertise and Episodes from Three Years of ‘Factory Talk’ The video series Factory Talk began as a collaborative project between me and IndustryWeek to bring voices of leadership from the factory floors to all of you. These interviews were meant to focus on practical techniques

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The Power of Solving Small Problems

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 12-09-21

Fast Company published an article of mine, “The Power of Solving Small Problems.” I have observed even some of the most experienced and wise lean leaders struggle to get this principle correct, as I struggle with it as well. Perhaps that’s why I wrote it, to remind myself. Here’s a

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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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