Posted by William Mullane | February 23, 2017
24 Jan 2019 - 08: am to 21 Mar 2019 - 05: pm
Idaho Falls, ID
Scholarships of up to 50% Available to Attendees from Small/Rural Companies
Contact TechHelp’s Dave O’Connell to See if You Qualify
Seats Are Limited So Register ASAP
Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a well-known approach to achieving operational excellence that does more than simply improve production processes. LSS combines the process improvement benefits of Lean with the statistical process control (SPC) benefits of Six Sigma. It takes advantage of the “value-added” focus of Lean while maintaining the statistical rigors of Six Sigma. TechHelp’s LSS Green Belt (LSSGB) Workshop Series includes four full-day training sessions with three weeks between sessions for participants to complete project work that is a key part of the LSSGB program.
Location & Dates (8 am – 5 pm Daily)
The class will meet in Room 306 of the Center for Higher Education Building on the ISU Idaho Falls Campus at 1770 Science Center Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83402:
- Session 1 – Thursday, January 24
- Session 2 – Thursday, February 7
- Session 3 – Thursday, February 28
- Session 4 – Thursday, March 21
About the Course
- Participants will learn the principles of Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma Green Belt using the DMAIC process.
- Experienced Lean Six Sigma practitioners will teach the classes and support participants in their project work.
- The course material, simulations, and exercises will be relevant to the regional industry served.
- LSS project work will allow the participant to apply class learning to an actual project in their organization.
- Successful participants will receive a completion certificate from Boise State University.
- Class size of 20 (max) ensures quality class time and project supervision.
- The instructors will be available via phone or email to support participants with their projects.
- LSSGB Day 1 Class Session: “Define” Phase – Introduction to Lean, Six Sigma & Lean Six Sigma concepts. How to kick off your project with effective Problem Statements, a SIPOC map, Voice of the Customer, Charters, and data collection tips.
- LSSGB Day 2 Class Session: “Measure” Phase – How to measure process performance and determine two important aspects of any process, capability, and stability. An introduction to Standard Deviation, using histograms with upper and lower spec limits, using Control Charts and understand Common vs. Special cause variation in a process. The course uses QI macros software (an Excel add-on) to make this all easy.
- LSSGB Day 3 Class Session: “Analyze” Phase – Discuss problem-solving and root cause analysis experience and give feedback and advice on alternative methods. Discuss common problems that are often encountered when collecting and analyzing data, and provide methods to avoid or minimize these problems. Introduction to basic statistical analysis tools, scatter plots and hypothesis testing, and in-class exercises to practice using these tools on sample data.
- LSSGB Day 4 Session: “Improve/Control” Phase – How to plan and implement successful Improvement events (Kaizen). Revisit the House of Lean, review the Lean tools – 5S, Visual Workplace, Standard Work, Kanbans and Two Bin Systems, Quality at the Source and Mistake Proofing. How to sustain the improvements made with effective Leadership practices and statistical tools. How Teams work. Students will present where they are at on their project and their next steps to complete their project. Finally, there will be a course evaluation, and then certificates will be provided for completed class & project work.
Course Fees & Registration
- Fee: $1125/person for two or more people registering from the same company at the same time or $1250/per person. The fee covers all sessions, training materials, project support, venues, & food.
- Employees of small and rural companies are eligible for a 50% scholarship (tuition of $625) courtesy of the USDA RBDG Program. Contact TechHelp’s Dave O’Connell to see if you qualify. Cell Phone: 208-282-3928 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Frequently Asked Questions?
- For course content questions, please contact Gregg Lynde at 208-426-3852 or email@example.com.
- For registration questions, please contact Jane Hokanson at 208-426-3820 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ROI for Individual and/or Company
Dave O’Connell, Gene Hamacher and Gregg Lynde of TechHelp’s Operational Excellence Team have been successfully teaching and implementing Lean Six Sigma techniques for decades. They have experience in numerous industries and have worked with large and small companies. Team Members are well positioned to offer help to LSS participants and their organizations. Dave is based at Idaho State University in Pocatello. Gene is based at the University of Idaho Research Center Post Falls. Gregg is based in Boise with Boise State University.
Our Operational Excellence Lean Six Sigma Support Partners
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