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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  • TechHelp’s Hamacher to Help Deliver LECP Course in Inland Northwest

    Lean Enterprise Certificate Program Develops Internal Lean Champions! Classes begin March 13th, 2017 in the Spokane/Post Falls area. Register Here Download a Flyer Here Companies that realize sustained success implementing Lean know that developing their employees’ capabilities to lead continuous improvement efforts is key to that success. The Lean Enterprise Certificate Program arms participants with […]

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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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  • Hamacher Helps Aviation Assembler Course Take Off in North Idaho

    The North Idaho College (NIC) Workforce Training Center conducted the first Aviation Assembler Course August 1-12 at Sandpoint High School. Three PTECH (Pathways To Early Career High School) students earned the Aviation Assembler Skill Stack badges.  Mark Kennaly, James Cope and Alex Miller (pictured at right), completed online coursework followed by 70 hours of Hands-On […]

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  • New Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt Course Begins in Nampa 9/22/2016

    Gregg Lynde

    We are pleased to announce that registration is open for TechHelp’s new Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB) Course that begins September 22 in Nampa, ID.  There are only 20 seats open in this popular course so register ASAP to save your spot.  Our course is taught by seasoned LSS practitioners who are based in Idaho and available to assist with onsite LSS project […]

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  • Register for Fall 2016 Tour of Boeing’s Lean Plant in Renton, WA

    Mr. Dave Davidson of the Society of Mechanical Engineers (SME) and Davidson Deburr is helping to arrange what is likely to be an amazing lean tour of the Boeing plant in Renton, WA in the fall of 2016. Potential attendees should express interest at https://boeing-737-plant-tour-boeing-lean-fest.eventbrite.com. Once Mr. Davidson has the tour scheduled he will notify those who […]

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  • Mountain Home’s In the Ditch Towing Featured on The American Innovator

    The American Innovator (AI) recently traveled to Mountain Home, Idaho to visit Chuck Cecceralli (L) and the crew at In The Ditch Towing Products (ITD). AI was impressed by the spirit and culture of ITD and the company’s “over-the-top” implementation of Lean Manufacturing. You can view the AI Video of ITD here.  In addition to its success with Lean, ITD […]

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  • I-90 Corridor Aerospace Expo Spring Conference in Coeur d’Alene Was a Huge Success

    I-90 Corridor Aerospace Expo Spring Conference in Coeur d'Alene: Fly, Drive & Float

    Download the Event Agenda Here Read all about this event in the Coeur d’Alene Press article here.  The first annual I-90 Corridor Aerospace Expo and Spring Conference gave around 200 attendees a chance to Fly, Float and Drive (golf balls) at beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene. Attendees also enjoyed great networking opportunities and heard from key […]

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  • Functional Fabrication – Idaho Steel Supercharges Machine Shop with SLS 3D Printing

    Since 1918, Idaho Steel has manufactured, maintained and customized food processing equipment. Like most fabricators, Idaho Steel has historically relied on CNC machining for many of their products’ components. The company recently worked with TechHelp Partner, Intermountain 3D to purchase and install a ProX™ 500 Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D printer. Idaho Steel uses the […]

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  • TechHelp Operational Excellence Team on a Lean Six Sigma Roll

    Dave O'Connell

    TechHelp’s Operational Excellence Team is on a Lean Six Sigma roll with a presentation at St. Luke’s on Monday, Aug 10.  

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