Operational Excellence

TechHelp’s Operational Excellence Team helps Idaho manufacturers improve profitability by producing more efficiently with less energy and environmental impact.

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  • Treasure Valley Apprenticeship Idaho Event November 16 in Boise

    Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week with the Treasure Valley Apprenticeship Idaho Event on Thursday, November 16th at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise (McCleary Auditorium) Register Now for this FREE event that runs from 11 am – 1 pm and includes a boxed lunch. Attendees will learn:  What is a registered apprenticeship program What a registered apprenticeship program can mean to […]

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  • Idaho Transportation Department Drives The Innovation Fast Lane

    Dave O’Connell, Gene Hamacher, and Gregg Lynde (L-R above) of TechHelp’s Operational Excellence (OE) Team have been honored to work with the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) on the organization’s Innovation and Leadership Transformation. In 2014, ITD was spurred by a vision to operate in a more business-like manner and motivated by funding shortfalls to launch a strategy to engage […]

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  • Idaho SBDC Cybersecurity Roundtable: Identifying and mitigating risks in your business

    In addition to personal business counseling, Idaho Small Business Development Center offices throughout the state host a variety of valuable workshops and events.  One topic that caught our attention recently was Cybersecurity.  Nearly every day we hear stories of how various cyber attacks can put individuals and businesses in peril.  It is astounding that 60% of small businesses […]

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  • TechHelp Vandal Delivers Lean Message in Chile

    TechHelp Manufacturing Specialists pride themselves on delivering world-class services to local companies in Idaho. But sometimes, the world comes calling. In May of 2017, Manufacturing Specialist, Gene Hamacher, of TechHelp and the University of Idaho provided the Keynote presentation at “Productivity Now!” a Seminar and Workshop of Operational Excellence in Concepcion, Chile. Hamacher is based […]

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  • Idaho MFG Day 2017 Expo & Job Fair was October 3-4 in Nampa

    Thanks to the Southwest Idaho Manufacturers’ Alliance (SWI-MA),  for kicking off a month of MFG DAY activities with the “Made Here!” Manufacturing Expo and Job Fair at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa on October 3-4.  A VIP Reception on the evening of October 3 was followed by a day-long Manufacturing Expo on October 4 that showcased products MADE HERE […]

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  • 2017 I-90 Corridor Aerospace Expo Spring Conference in Coeur d’Alene

    Thursday, May 25 is the final day for the early bird rate of $150/person for the I90 Corridor Aerospace Expo Spring Conference in Coeur d’Alene on May 31 – June 1, 2017. May 30 – June 1 in Coeur d’Alene REGISTER NOW!  May 30    Evening Kickoff Reception May 31    Spring Conference and Aerospace Expo June 1  […]

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  • Manufacturing Matters Expo 2017

    Join Gene Hamacher and Shelly Gillis of TechHelp’s North Idaho Office for the Manufacturing Matters 2017 Expo in  Spokane.

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  • Apprenticeship Programs Gain Traction in Idaho

    As Idaho’s need for skilled workers grows, more and more companies and workers are exploring apprenticeship programs. Apprenticeship Idaho is a statewide initiative to assist employers in developing registered apprenticeship programs as part of their overall talent development strategy. The Program is a collaborative effort among state agencies, workforce training centers, and industry partners, including the Southwest Idaho […]

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  • New Tool Helps Companies Find Financing for Energy-Saving Measures

    New Tool Helps Companies Find Financing for Energy-Saving Measures According to Manufacturing Specialist, Dave O’Connell, of TechHelp and Idaho State University, the two biggest objections to moving forward with an energy efficiency project are the upfront costs and simple payback periods that don’t meet an organization’s objectives. As the leader of TechHelp’s Operational Excellence Team, […]

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  • You Don’t Have to Travel Far to Find Innovation in Idaho

    Most U.S. citizens would probably not consider a government agency with an annual budget of around $700 million and some 1,700 employees to be a hotbed of efficiency and innovation. They don’t know the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD). Amazingly, this government agency was chosen by the Idaho Technology Council as a finalist for its 2016 […]

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