All in all, the trip had four parts, a LGO only benchmarking excursion to Beijing at the beginning of the trip (we wanted to see if another company had similar problems to those that Sandisk wanted us to address), then time in Shanghai with just our Lion Team - the 6 LGOs and 6 CLGOs, time in Shanghai with everyone on International Plant Trek (IPT) and then time with everyone from IPT in Tokyo, Japan. It was a whirlwind 16 days.
Highlights of the trip included getting to spend a week working closely with six CLGOs on our lion team project for Sandisk. They were fantastic hosts and translators and very encouraging as they watched me drop many things in my attempts to master chopsticks. I appreciated getting to have extra one on one time with them because I feel that we were able to get to know each other much better compared to if I had just come for international plant trek. 50 with 50 is much more challenging than 6 with 6.
|The Sandisk Lion Team at a classroom in Shanghai Jiao Tong University|
|Our Hot Pot dinner at Little Fat Sheep (English Translation) - two types of broth were boiling in this bowl on our table and we cooked meat and vegetables in them|