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.

K-12 Lean

Lean is very prevalent in manufacturing because manufacturing needs so much help. Jobs are being lost and profits and struggling, and so lean is...

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...

Leading Lean A-Z

by Jamie Flinchbaugh, co-author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to LeanDecades of knowledge in lean have been passed on, written down, turned into curriculums and...

Some Latest Writing

Although I haven't been posting in the blog recently (sorry), I have been doing some writing, and thought I would share some of that...

The wanderings of a lean hitchhiker

The reason Andy Carlino and I named our book The Hitchhiker's Guide to Lean: Lessons from the Road is that we felt that not...

More Lean Q&A

Here is the final installment of the lean Q&A, but if you have more questions, please feel free to comment here and I'll post...

More Lean Q&A

I recently posted some Lean Q&A. These questions came from an Industry Week webcast that I did with sponsor Infor, and there were plenty...

Lean Q&A

A few of you may know that a couple weeks ago I did a webcast for Industry Week. For those of you attended, thank...

Hoshin Kanri

I personally believe that hoshin kanri is generally poorly understood and underrepresented in the lean world. To apply PDCA, the most fundamental improvement practice,...

Getting Lean Right, and Getting References Right

Quite some time ago, I wrote an article titled Getting Lean Right. I included a quote from someone which I did not have a...

New Directions, Bad Lean Strategies and Leading Lean

Throughout my travels, I continue to be frustrated with the lack of creative thinking that is going into lean transformation strategies. I was recently...

Lean Student Paper Contest – Win $$$

By Jamie FlinchbaughOK, maybe not $$$, but you can win $500. As some of you may know, I am passionate about education. Here's a...