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Affluent Christian Investor | August 19, 2019

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Jim Huntzinger

Jim Huntzinger

Jim Huntzinger began his career as a manufacturing engineer with Aisin Seiki (a Toyota Group company and manufacturer of automotive components) when they transplanted to North America to support Toyota. Over his career he has also researched at length the evolution of manufacturing in the United States with an emphasis on lean's influence and development. In addition to his research on TWI, he has extensively researched the history of Ford’s Highland Park plant and its direct tie to Toyota’s business model and methods of operation. Huntzinger is the President and Founder of Lean Frontiers and a graduate from Purdue University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology and received a M.S. in Engineering Management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He authored the book, Lean Cost Management: Accounting for Lean by Establishing Flow, was a contributing author to Lean Accounting: Best Practices for Sustainable Integration.

Posts By Jim Huntzinger

April 13, 2015 |

Respect for God and Gratitude: How Toyota Rose On More Than Just Hard Work

The Toyota Motor Corporation evolved from a strong belief in the free-market and an attitude parallel with the Puritan work-ethic.  Takahiro Fujimoto, who has researched and written extensively about Toyota and their business model, the Toyota Production System, succinctly and … Read More

April 1, 2015 |

How Learning By Suffering Built the Japanese Economic Miracle

In 1824 Reverend Charles Colton said that “imitation is the sincerest of flattery.”[1]  If true, then Americans should stand heads and shoulders above all with pride upon the accomplishments of the Toyota Motor Corporation.  Toyota is the embodiment of American … Read More

March 19, 2015 |

Shoot for Perfection Over Profit to Get More Profit: Why Managing for Means Beats Managing for Money

It’s a journey.  H. Thomas Johnson’s seminal book on the lean enterprise, Profit Beyond Measure,[1] remains not only one of my favorites and most recommended, but also perhaps the most insightful book written on this subject to this day.  Dr. … Read More

January 22, 2015 |

How Japan Beat the U.S. By Imitating It

The Ford Motor Company’s Highland Park Plant is today’s Model. Early Ford engineers and production managers’ relentless pursuit of productivity improvements and efficiencies through the development and implementation of flow significantly dropped prices while also driving up wages and … Read More

January 16, 2015 |

Too Big to Succeed: Why America Should Swap Smarts for Scale

Take a standard in industry for over 50 years and chuck it. British economists George Maxcy and Aubrey Silberston in 1959 developed and published a cost curve which describes the relationship between the total cost per unit and annual production … Read More

January 8, 2015 |

How Christian Management Principles Won WWII: And How They Rebuilt Japan Afterwards

Christianity permeates good business practices, but often its impact is deeply hidden and long lost in history.  One example which, to this day, remains a historic industrial success on a colossal scale, and a financial success on a substantial … Read More

January 5, 2015 |

Marx vs. Markets: Which Destruction is Most Creative?

A gross misunderstanding exists of the condition of manufacturing in the United States.  Many believe that production is moving offshore in a wave that is destroying our manufacturing base.  While there has been manufacturing that has moved out of the … Read More

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