Posted by Gregg Lynde | June 21, 2018
TechHelp’s Operational Excellence (OE) Team completed successful Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB) Series in Idaho Falls on May 22 and in Nampa on June 14. The OE Team of Dave O’Connell, Gene Hamacher, and Gregg Lynde provided 32 hours of classroom training that focused on the principles of Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma Green Belt using the DMAIC process of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control. Lean Six Sigma is a well-known approach for 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.
Each LSSGB series emphasized new Project work at the facilities of participating companies. This gave participants opportunities to immediately apply LSSGB classroom training on real projects and create a positive impact on improvement. This Nampa class generated twelve great projects that were identified after day one and then reported out on at each subsequent class. The tremendous involvement, interaction, and discussion on these Projects demonstrated that clients tend to have similar challenges that need attention. Group discussions generated many great questions and learnings about possible solutions to common challenges. The collective experience of participants and collaboration was demonstrated in this process.