LCI Update

July 14, 2016

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Words of Wisdom

From: Introduction to Chapter 4, The Efficiency Paradox, by Hal Macomber in This is Lean: Resolving the Efficiency Paradox, by Niklas Modig & Pär Åhlström, 2015, p. 54. (Available through LCI.)
Pull planning doesn't produce a perfect system. We need a practice of continuous improvement that is tightly coupled with the action we take…Whether we are doing design, preconstruction, construction or commissioning our work can be designed and managed for flow efficiency, variation reduction and continuous improvement. We know how to do it. People in our industry have been doing it with the Last Planner System® for nearly 25 years. We need to make it our practice to always do it.


LCI Welcomes Our New Members!

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Upcoming Events

July 15th
A Lean Coffee
(National Capital Region CoP)

July 15th
A Lean Coffee
(Southern Florida CoP)

July 15th
A Lean Coffee - Baltimore
(National Capital Region CoP)

July 18th thru 24th
IGLC presents: On the Brink of the Lean Revolution
(Boston, MA)

July 19th
A Lean Coffee
(Las Vegas CoP)

July 20th
A Lean Coffee
(Kansas City CoP)

July 20th
Lean Fundamentals Training
(Georgia CoP)

July 20th
Implementing Lean and Prefabrication in an OSHPD Project
(Los Angeles & Orange County CoP)

July 26th
Experience the IPD Environment at Knight Cancer Research Building
(Cascadia-Portland CoP)

July 27th
WEBINAR- How to Execute a Personal Lean Safety Intervention - With a General/Diverse Workforce

October 3rd thru 7th
18th Annual LCI Congress
(Chicago, IL)

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Early-Early Bird Congress Registration Discount ends THIS FRIDAY, July 15, at midnight!

Register online for LCI Congress in Chicago before midnight PDT on July 15 and you will save money. After the Early-Early Bird discount expires, Congress pricing will increase by $150, so don't wait!

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Former Navy SEAL will speak Wednesday morning at LCI Congress about how Special Ops and company teamwork relate

In a recent AP article entitled, "From SEALs to Startups: Special Ops drawn to Silicon Valley," one of our Congress keynote speakers this year, Chris Fussell, provided insight on the relevance of special operations training for effective teamwork in business.

An excerpt reads: "Keith David spent years flying around the globe on covert missions, making life-and-death decisions and overseeing multiple units unleashing airstrikes against insurgents. The former Navy SEAL now realizes it was the perfect training for a career in Silicon Valley. A growing number of U.S. Special Forces veterans are veering off the traditional path of working for private security firms and law enforcement agencies…Companies are discovering their abilities to build teams and think outside the box make them a good fit for the innovative businesses. 'Special ops work in this blend of a big traditional structure and a small agile team. They grow up in this gray area that is a mix of big and stable and fast and light,' Chris Fussell, a former SEAL and managing partner of the McChrystal Group founded by retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal, said."

Fussell will give his keynote at the LCI Annual Congress this year on Wednesday morning, Oct. 5.


There are only 4 exhibit booths left for the 2016 Congress. Contact Ilene Goldberg, for information to exhibit at the Congress before the booths disappear!

NEW Congress Sponsorship Opportunity!!

Have your name and logo on the LCI Congress videos showing for years to come! - $20,000/$10,000

LCI has contracted with BuiltWorlds to provide custom video services for the 2016 LCI Congress during the week of October 3-7. LCI will receive professionally shot and edited video to share with the greater LCI audience, which is an ideal way to capture the event for those unable to attend. There will also be a "teaser" video which will be used throughout the year to tell people about next year's 2017 Congress.

The video package includes:

  • Two daily videos (Wednesday and Thursday) of the event – 60-90 seconds in length
  • One teaser video to show for the 2017 event
  • Filming includes Tuesday evening reception, full event Wednesday and full event Thursday
  • Your company name and logo on slides either at the front and back of the video or on a bottom slider throughout the video (see pictures)

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This is a great opportunity for your company to be affiliated with the 2016 Congress for years to come!

Please contact Ilene Goldberg,, for more information about sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities!

Sponsorship Brochure

"This is Lean" – an Important Resource Still Available through LCI

For those who have yet to discover it, we highly recommend the LCI Special Edition: This Is Lean, first made available at our Congress meeting last fall. Authored by Niklas Modig & Pär Åhlström, This is Lean gives an easily accessible, structured, and inspiring account and description of Lean. Most important perhaps is the value and effect of the joint development of the whole organization, and the structured way of working. Here are enormous benefits to be gained — for co-workers, for the company and organization, and not least, the customer. To order this and/or other LCI resources:

Order Here!

National Webinar – Safety Edition:

How to Execute a Personal Lean Safety Intervention – With a General/Diverse Workforce
July 27, 2016, 1:00pm – 2:00pm EDT
Chris Dummermuth, Merck & Company, Inc.

Doing Lean interventions correctly can be a very positive experience and we want to hone your intervention skills by:

  • A short presentation on what constitutes a positive Lean safety intervention
  • Using Lean Skills to build relationship before the incident happens
  • A few intervention scenarios so people can practice their intervention skills
  • Summary discussion, webinar Q&A and Plus/.Deltas

Register Here

Community of Practice (CoP) Corner

Hello CoP Chairs. This is a reminder that your nominations for the Practice Committee are due to Ilene Goldberg, by tomorrow, July 15. These nominations are important because the Practice Committee has the chance to view and make suggestions and comments to all documents that are to be used by the CoPs from this point forward. The first Practice Committee meeting will be on August, 24th at 11:00am – 12:00pm EDT. An invitation will be sent out to all members as soon as the final nominations for the committee have come in. Thank you for all that you do!


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Dan C. Heinemeier, CAE
Executive Director

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