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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Taking a break

LSI Blog will be taking a bit of break while we catch up on the holiday spirit. Please continue to stay in touch with us but we will be back in full swing next week!

Monday, December 27, 2010


As we wind down the year of 2010 and begin to look forward to 2011, I can't help but reflect on some of the best times we had this year - not in terms of number of Greenbelts or Blackbelts we graduated, but in terms of the quality of people we had in our programs.

Here are some just of the photos from our past programs.  We were truly inspired by their commitment to lean and to transform the world.

Thank you to all for your support

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

LSI and I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas. It's hard to believe that 2010 is cominng to end already.

Did you know that LSI is launching a new blockbuster movie tomorrow?  It's going to be a story about LSI's Christmas journey!

Here's the trailer.....

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Simple Message

As we reflect back on 2010 and think about the future, we have a simple message:

"Go Transform the World"

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Blackbelt saves $11.9 million!

There are many interesting aspects of our Blackbelt programs, to share, but the most impressive achievement is the amount of waste they remove and the resulting cost reductions during the program.

Our most recent Blackbelt posted the largest cost savings ever in our history: $11.9 million.  The savings - achieved from the combined efforts of the participants' classroom projects and their assignments - include a variety of topics from supply chain to change management.

The cost saving is not the key focus of the Blackbelt program, but it's nice to know that the participants' companies definitely received their payback!

Just for Fun

Have fun!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Guess who?

At the LSI Christmas party, two LSI people dressed up as "frosty" and "polar bear"!  Can you guess who they were?

LSI Executive Christmas Dinner 2010

Thank you to all executives and sponsors who were able to come to LSI's annual Executive Christmas Dinner.  We had a fantastic time last week!  It was a great networking event and the food was amazing as well.

Congratulations to Mike Nader who won the top door prize: an Executive Europe Lean Tour event to be held in May of 2011 (benchmarking trip to the Porsche and Lamborghini factory).

Three executives also received their Executive Certification plaque - congratulations!

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