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.

The Waste of Overproduction

by Jamie FlinchbaughAny growth story is eventually met wth an industry wide waste of overproduction, or glut of capacity. When this happens, plants have...

We Have a Winner!

Throughout May we have been holding a contest for the best examples of Everyday Lean, examples of lean thinking that show up in everyday...

Educating Today’s Youth in Lean

Bringing lean into our education system is a two-pronged requirement. One aspect, which has not been written about much at all, is applying lean...

More Everyday Lean Examples

There is not much time left in our contest for the best examples of everyday lean. The contest will continue running until the end...

Everyday Lean Contest Update

There is not much time left in our contest for the best examples of everyday lean. The contest will continue running until the end...

Gary Hamel on Lean

It is fascinating to see how broadly people are studying lean. Here is an example given by innovation and management guru Gary Hamel. He...

The Manufacturer Lean Conference

Here is a report from The Manufacturer's recent lean conference in Boston, MA.Please check out my main blog page at www.leanblog.org The RSS feed content...

Respect for People

Much has been written and talked about over the last two years about the "human side of lean" and the "respect for people" pillar...

New factories and they are NOT overseas

New factories started in the U.S. - we don't hear that often. But it is going on. Here are just three examples.Viking in Greenwood,...


For the rest of May, we are accepting submissions of Everyday Lean, examples from our daily lives of how lean can make stuff easier,...

Leading up and taking risks

A couple of months ago, I wrote in my column for Assembly Magazine on a topic titled "Fix My Manager, Please!" The essense of...

Everyday Lean: Speel Chek

Here's another submittal on the Everyday Lean contest:While not being a perfect piece of technology, I think that spell check on email and word...