TechHelp Operational Excellence Team Completes Successful Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Series in Nampa & Idaho Falls

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’ConnellGene 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.

Dave O’Connell (left) and Gregg Lynde (2nd from right) of TechHelp’s Operational Excellence Team join graduates of the Spring 2018 Lean Six Sigma Course held at the SBDC Accelerator in Nampa, Idaho.

The DMAIC process and subsequent exposure of my Project at my Company generated enthusiasm and support that I did not have before.Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Participant Nampa

Dave O’Connell of TechHelp and Idaho State University leads a classroom session of the Nampa LSSGB course.

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.

 

Today, more than ever, I realized the importance of the foundations I need to set before I can really improve my process”.  Yet another said, “This has been a great class! Thank you and keep up the good work!Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Participant Nampa
The final day of each course featured a short celebration and graduation for the new Lean Six Sigma Green Belts!  TechHelp’s Operational Excellence Team enjoyed the involvement and successful Projects of the LSSGB participants.  Congratulations!!  We are already seeing interest for the next series to be offered later this year.  Please click the button below if you want to join in!

TechHelp LSSGB classes include interactive activities that help participants learn and practice LSS principles in ways that make learning fun and memorable.