Xerox Lean Six Sigma

Since 2003, Xerox people have been using industry-recognized Lean Six Sigma tools and methods to bring measurable improvement to the company’s ability to reduce waste and increase effectiveness in vital business processes.

A diverse array of Xerox customers – global manufacturers, financial services providers, commercial printers, government agencies and universities – is directly experiencing the benefits of our commitment to deliver increasing value. By year-end 2007, more than 1,000 trained Black Belts and Master Black Belts, along with almost 8,000 trained Green Belts, were integrating Lean Six Sigma and Design for Lean Six Sigma into our daily operations and the services we offer to our customers.

To help organizations streamline operations and capitalize on limited resources, Xerox Black Belts and Green Belts provide volunteer leadership and coaching in community projects. By deepening their leadership and technical skills while giving back to their communities, both our people and the organizations they serve benefit. To learn more about Xerox and Lean Six Sigma, go to and click on “Lean Six Sigma at Xerox.”

Xerox Receives National Medal of Technology

Xerox was awarded the U.S. National Medal of Technology,“recognizing over fifty years of innovation in marking, materials, electronics, communications and software that created the modern reprographics, electronic printing, and print on demand industries.” The National Medal of Technology is the highest honor awarded by the President of the United States to America’s leading innovators.

It recognizes those who have made lasting contributions to America’s competitiveness, standard of living and quality of life through technological innovation, as well as those who have made substantial contributions to strengthening the nation’s technological workforce. Xerox joins an illustrious group of past individuals and corporations including IBM, Bell Labs, DuPont and Dow Chemical.

Xerox’s investment in innovation generates a steady stream of advanced technology. The company holds more than 8,000 active patents and invests about 5–6% of its revenue in research, development and engineering activities.