Congratulations on 50 Years


This particular post is about as overdue as my contributions to LeanBlog, but it's always better to be late than never. Given how far industry has come, and in the spirit of how far we have to go, I thought it appropriate to acknowledge and congratulate Assembly Magazine on 50 years in print. That's an accomplishment for any business and perhaps particularly a magazine. As many of you know, I contribute a column called Leading Lean to the magazine each month and continue to be blessed by its popularity. Assembly Magazine has contributed to the knowledge and conversation around lean and progress in many forms.

A very nice feature that sums this up is a 50 year history of assembly ranging from company mergers to the advent of certain technologies. Friend Austin Weber wrote 50 Years of Economic Change and Manufacturing Progress which I encourage you to read. And I hope Assembly Magazine can contribute another 50 years.


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Jamie Flinchbaugh is an accomplished Entrepreneur, Senior Executive, and Board Member with more than 20 years of success spanning finance, manufacturing, automotive, and management consulting. Leveraging extensive operational experience, Jamie is an invaluable asset for a company seeking expert guidance with process improvements, lean strategies, and leadership coaching in order to transform operations, reduce costs, and drive profitability. His areas of expertise include continuous improvement, entrepreneurship, coaching and training, process transformation, business strategy, and organizational design.

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