Jamie Flinchbaugh

Jamie Flinchbaugh
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.

5S for Email

We recently released Issue 14 of Lean Progress and it included a brief set of tips on how to apply 5S on email. There...

5S Still Gives Companies Fits

I am amazed that as long as we've talked about 5S, it still gives companies fits and trouble. Many companies start with 5S because...

Shortening up the Value Stream

On this blog, there have been several discussions and posts about jobs going overseas, not so much from a protectionist and politics standpoint, but...

How to Adjust your Lean Efforts in this Economic Crisis?

I can't count how many times I've said that there is no recipe for lean. You must chart your lean journey based on both...

The Key to a Successful Lean Journey? Leadership!

A friend of mine, Kurt Woolley at Intel, has written an article for Industry Week that is quite popular. I thought I would share...

Leading Lean A-Z: "I" for Integrity

by Jamie Flinchbaugh, co-author, The Hitchhiker's Guide to LeanSome of you have read the beginning of my Leading Lean A-Z. You can see the...

Guest Host on LeanBlog Podcast

I will be standing in for LeanBlog founder and podcast host Mark Graban for the upcoming 50th podcast. While I clearly will not be...

Continuous Improvement on a National Scale

By Jamie Flinchbaugh, co-author, The Hitchhiker's Guide to LeanWe all struggle with taking continuous improvement from a department or process level to an enterprise...

The Value Stream of Succession Planning and Leader Development

by Jamie Flinchbaugh, co-author, The Hitchhiker's Guide to LeanWhat's the purpose of thinking about work as a value stream? Is it just a buzzword?...

Lean and Green

As some of you know, I've been answering questions on lean in partnership with Bosch Rexroth both on their newsletter and through the recently...

Leadership versus Management

For a long time, we have been saying that leadership is one of the top reasons that lean efforts fail. Many have begun to...

Skill Development Critical to Success

Why do many of our best companies move to China or other countries? Some do it for the lower labor rates, but just as...