This week on the podcast, I’m speaking with Jim Huntzinger. Jim is the founder of Lean Frontiers and has also launched new business in the free market healthcare arena through several virtual lean and free market healthcare events and the United in Care Summit. He is also the author of several books.
In this episode, Jim and I talk about the relevance of Lean accounting and how TWI fits into the Lean business model.
What You’ll Learn This Episode:
- The start of Lean Frontiers
- Jim’s background in Lean
- Lean accounting- what it is and why it’s different from traditional accounting
- What industry’s Lean accounting applies to
- The future of Lean accounting and whether it’s still relevant
- Aspects of Lean that are potentially untapped
- The first step you should take in Lean process and product development
- Cross functional teams and process development
- TWI- what it is and how it fits into the Lean business model
- The TWI Summit
- Lean Healthcare
About the Guest:
Jim Huntzinger began his career as a manufacturing engineer with Toyota and then was transplanted to North America to support Toyota. In 2005 Huntzinger founded Lean Frontiers. He developed and operates the immersive Skillpoint Workshops for Job Instruction and Toyota Kata. He has also launched new business in the free market healthcare arena through several virtual lean and free market healthcare events and the United in Care Summit. He has also authored many books to include, Lean Cost Management: Accounting for Lean by Establishing Flow, Roots of Lean – Training Within Industry: The Origin of Kaizen, just to name a few.
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