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Affluent Christian Investor | October 24, 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

August 26, 2015 |

From the Sinai Desert to the New World

Well above all civilizations, the ancient Hebrews were the structure and law followed by American Founding generation. A significant study of other civilizations, like the Greeks, Romans, and others, were evaluated by Enlightenment writer Charles Montesquieu, but the most perfect … Read More

August 20, 2015 |

The Forging of the Colonial Pulpits

Duke University historian, Alice Baldwin, in her extensive 1928 study of the Colonial pulpit states unreservedly, “No one can fully understand the American Revolution and the American constitutional system without a realization of the long history and religious associations which … Read More

August 18, 2015 |

The American Colonial Clergy: We Must Be a Christian State

Thirty-four years prior to the American Revolution, Massachusetts Pastor Nathaniel Appleton, in 1742, would orate an brilliant description of exactly what the American civil government was – whether pre-Revolution or post-revolution – as he and so many other Colonial clergy … Read More

August 13, 2015 |

Colonial America Demanded a Monarchy

It is not taught in our schools, but Colonial America wanted a King. But it was not an earthly king they desired, as they would outright reject King Gorge, their former English King. They desired a higher King; that is … Read More

August 12, 2015 |

The Message From Colonial Clergy: When Government Doesn’t Obey God, It Is No Longer Legitimate

Joel McDuram states that

“American liberties we hold dear… derived from the application of biblical worldview. Moreover, it was the pulpit that was the medium for teaching these biblical freedoms to the people, and molding and shaping the American Christian … Read More

August 10, 2015 |

How Colonial America’s Pulpit Built Our Union on the Foundation of Natural Law

Under the American Compact it is stated that the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle Americans to specific and timeless unalienable rights; Fundamental rights and Fundamental law. These rights, articulated as Natural Law, established the moral standard for … Read More

August 5, 2015 |

The American Covenant: How American Independence Arose from the Colonial Pulpits

The American Compact is a covenant which secures God’s Law, referenced as Natural Law, for His children’s freedom, articulated by our Forefathers and Founding Fathers as Liberty. The sole purpose of civil government is to secure this liberty. The only … Read More

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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