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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  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course Starts September 27 in Nampa, Idaho

    TechHelp’s Operational Excellence Team is gearing up for a Public Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course at the SBDC Nampa Business Accelerator. The course includes full-day sessions on 9/27, 10/17, 11/1 and 11/29 of 2018. 

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  • Save The Date – 2019 I-90 Aerospace Corridor Conference & Expo in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

    The 2019 I-90 Aerospace Corridor Conference & Expo is scheduled to run in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on May 28-29 at the spectacular CdA Resort. Make sure to put this important event on your calendar and kick Spring off with some fun in the Panhandle of North Idaho.

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  • 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.

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  • The Connected Enterprise – with Tom O’Reilly of Rockwell Automation

    Tom O’Reilly, Vice President, Global Business Development at Rockwell Automation shared his thoughts on “The Connected Enterprise” during a talk at the Boise State University College of Business & Economics on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. One of my biggest takeaways from the event was how Operations Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) are merging at the […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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