Andy Carlino is a lean consultant and trusted advisor to private and public companies, highly respected from the C-suite to the shop floor in practically every industry and across the globe.

Andy is not an academic or theorist; he is a practitioner. Find out more.

Andy Carlino
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To lead, you must go beyond creating a vision – you must develop the vehicle that will deliver it.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Lean is the vehicle that will help you move beyond the tools and take lean to a self-sustaining and continuously improving level.

“I have been tilling in the author’s field for more than 40 years but I studied their book twice, not as a choice but as a feast. I will send a copy to every CEO I know.”
–John O Whitney, Professor Emeritus and former Chairmen of the W. Edward Deming Center for Quality Management at Columbia Management School

Recent Blog Posts

When Jamie Flinchbaugh and I founded the Lean Learning Center we focused on 4 primary principles of lean: practical problem solving, waste elimination, standardization, and systems (process) thinking. Problem solving, waste elimination and standardization are well understood and widely accepted practices in the lean community and understandably are some of the earliest practices implemented in …

This is the final chapter of the decision making mini-blog series. I thought we’d finish with some final insights. Tip #1-It’s easier to reverse or recover from an individual decision than it is a group decision. Tip #2-There is a difference in the process of making the same kind of decision many times (payables, hiring, …

A decision can be defined as a course of action purposely chosen from a set of alternatives to achieve organizational or managerial objectives or goals. Effective decision making is a critical component of managing any organization or business activities and are frequently made at ALL levels of an organization. Jamie Flinchbaugh in his newest book …

Reflections: Leading Lean

What’s good?
What’s bad?
What do I think?