Tag: Flinchbaugh

Lean Factory Design Part 1

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I did some of my long-ago masters thesis work on factory design (you can read a rather dated article on the topic here). I've...

Extending the Life of Equipment

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Here's an interesting article on how Chrysler will be selling its manufacturing equipment from the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant to a Russian manufacturer. This...

Where do you spend your $?

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I'm not anti-Wal-Mart, anti-Starbucks or anything like that. I think people should be free to compete in a fair market, and if Starbucks brews...

State Competitiveness

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Since Mark has been posting on the woes of the Big 2 automakers based in Michigan, I thought I would share some interesting statistics....

Lean Lessons from History

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If lean is about learning, then we must find sources of learning everywhere. One place I look not so much for inspiration but for...

Pull issues in service

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For my first direct posting to LeanBlog.org, I thought I would jump right in. I get a lot of responses to my column, Leading...

Leading Lean: Missed Opportunity

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Departments - ASSEMBLY Here is the latest lean column from Jamie Flinchbaugh. You can read my Q&A with Jamie here, and he is also the author...

Q&A with Jamie Flinchbaugh, Part 2

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I'm pleased to present the latest in my Lean Thinker Q&A series, this time with Jamie Flinchbaugh, co-author of the recently-published book "The Hitchhiker's...

Q&A with Jamie Flinchbaugh, Part 1

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I'm pleased to present the latest in my Lean Thinker Q&A series, this time with Jamie Flinchbaugh, co-author of the recently-published book "The Hitchhiker's...

Fixing GM

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Yesterday The Detroit Free Press published a collection of comments from auto industry analysts and GM leaders in a piece titled "5 Ways to...

Get Your Payback From Lean!

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Leading Lean: Get Your Payback From Lean! Here's the latest column from Jamie Flinchbaugh, focused on leadership's responsibility to create opportunities for successful factories. If...

Right Tool, Right Problem, Right Thinking

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Leading Lean (Jamie Flinchbaugh) Here is the first installment of a new column that appears in Assembly Magazine, written by Jamie Flinchbaugh. Jamie writes about...