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Breakthrough is Easy?

We recently had the opportunity to serve an amazing privately owned service company. In one week, they completely renovated their strategy. We dug in deep to the values and crafted their mission. Set their 5 year breakthrough vision, built annual breakthrough objectives to achieve this vision, and developed our measurement system to track our progress. From there, we established the top level improvement priorities and established responsibilities. They now posses a crystal clear True North!

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I worked with Chad for a few years in a post merger situation. I was always impressed with Chad's knowledge level and his ability to adapt his skills to a new environment. What really shone through was his passion for change and how to educate people throguh those changes.
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About CI Solutions

As we see it, Continuous Improvement as a focus area includes all aspects of people, processes and product improvements, where specific tools can be leveraged to drive measurable success.  The key to success is equipping and empowering your staff to make breakthrough improvements that support your business strategies and metrics.

This, underpinned with our goal to be servant leaders, drives us to complete our assistance in the most effective and efficient way.  This ensures the highest return on your investment and builds deep trust as our relationship grows.  Although a long way from perfect, we strive to ensure fairness in all our business deals and work daily to live up to a higher standard.  In fact, CI Solutions is founded on Biblical Principles, and works hard to earn your trust and repeat business.  

Chad Smith applies continuous improvement methodologies to help organizations leverage their scarce human and material resources and improve sustainability.
Chad has 12 years direct hands-on experience in retail, manufacturing, refining, high-tech and food. He has led and guided process and product improvements for Wal-Mart, ExxonMobil and Black and Decker.  Chad’s leadership experience includes quality management for Black and Decker utilizing Continuous Improvement tools as the enabler for breakthrough improvements.  This experience is underpinned with an in-depth application of strategy deployment and metrics to drive and measure progress.  Finally, as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, he created and rolled-out Wal-Mart’s Continuous Improvement curriculum and program.

Chad continues to leverage his passion for helping people through adult facilitation and executive coaching through his business.  Chad utilizes the adult learning model to effectively engage, transfer knowledge and give confidence to the participants he serves whether it be the most basic tool training or the most advance Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Curriculum.  Chad works to maintain a fun and energetic classroom that keeps participants in the training moment, eliminating their potential to be distracted.

Chad is a nationally American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt (ASQ #8), the first and only certified individual in the state of Arkansas (as of 11/14/10).  He also maintains his ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (ASQ # 4615) as well as his L.E.E.D. Accredited Professional credentials. 

Chad holds a BSME from the University of Arkansas