20 Apr 2017

Twin Falls

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Lean Six Sigma (LSS) 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. TechHelp’s LSS Green Belt (LSSGB) Workshop Series includes four full-day training sessions with three weeks between sessions for participants to complete project work that is a key part of the LSSGB program.

Location & Dates (8 am – 5 pm Daily)

The class will meet for full-day sessions in the Taylor Building Room 276 of the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, ID at 315 Falls Avenue:

  • Session 1 – Thursday, April 20
  • Session 2 – Thursday, May 11
  • Session 3 – Thursday, June 1
  • Session 4 – Thursday, June 22


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I thought this was an excellent course. We have already implemented multiple uses of the information presented in our company. THANKS!Cory Luce, PE - Director of Engineering at QTI

Graduates of the Spring 2016 Lean Six Sigma Course in Nampa show off their certificates with course instructor, Dave O'Connell, at left.

Graduates of the Spring 2016 Lean Six Sigma Course in Nampa show off their certificates with the course instructor, Dave O’Connell, at left.

About the Course

  • Participants will learn the principles of Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma Green Belt using the DMAIC process.
  • Experienced Lean Six Sigma practitioners will teach the classes and support participants in their project work.
  • The course material, simulations, and exercises will be relevant to the regional industry served.
  • LSS project work will allow the participant to apply class learning to an actual project in their organization.

    Lean Six Sigma course participants learn, practice and apply LSS principles.

    Lean Six Sigma simulations give course participants opportunities to learn, practice and apply LSS principles.

  • Successful participants will receive a completion certificate from Boise State University.
  • Class size of 15 – 20 (max) ensures quality class time and project supervision.
  • The instructors will be available via phone or email to support participants with their projects.

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Keep up the good work. I will definitely recommend new people to this Lean Six Sigma Class. Participant from Best Bath Systems

Course Curriculum

  • LSSGB Day 1 Class Session: “Define” Phase – Introduction to Lean Six Sigma & Lean concepts. Defining Waste, 5S, etc will allow for a successful homework project.

    Lean Six Sigma attendees have fun with a nerf gun during recent Nampa course.

    Lean Six Sigma attendees have fun with a nerf projectiles during a recent course in Nampa, ID.

  • LSSGB Day 2 Class Session: “Measure” Phase – Average and Standard Deviation, Common vs Special cause variation, Run, Line, and Control Charts, How to use SPC charts to determine stability, How to use Histograms with upper and lower spec limits to determine Capability, How to use QI macros software to make this all easy, How to use this in your workplace to understand process performance.
  • LSSGB Day 3 Class Session: “Analyze” Phase – Discuss problem-solving and root cause analysis experience and give feedback and advice on alternative methods. Discuss common problems that are often encountered when collecting and analyzing data; and provide methods to avoid or minimize these problems. Introduction to basic statistical analysis tools and in-class exercises to practice using these tools on sample data. The class uses the QI Macros addition to MS Excel for the data analysis exercises.
  • LSSGB Day 4 Session: “Improve/Control” Phase – Students will learn Project Management, Team Dynamics, Advanced LEAN Tools. What is Kaizen?, Solving the right problems – project planning and prioritizing, Revisit the House of Lean, Review the Lean Foundation tools – 5S, Visual Workplace and Standard Work, Kanbans and Two Bin Systems, Quality at the Source and Mistake Proofing, Leadership in a team environment – Coaching Kata, Norms for team members. Students will then do a Project presentation based on their selected project. Finally, there will be a course evaluation and then certificates will be provided for completed class & project work.


Dave O'Connell of TechHelp and Idaho State University leads a Lean Six Sigma classroom session.

Dave O’Connell of TechHelp and Idaho State University leads a Lean Six Sigma classroom session.

Course Fees & Registration

  • Fee: $1125/person for two or more people registering from the same company at the same time or $1250/per person. The fee covers all sessions, training materials, project support, venues, & food.
  • Members of ASQ are eligible for an additional 10% discount if they enter the discount code of ASQ during checkout.
  • Scholarships from the USDA are available for small rural companies.
    Contact Dave O’Connell to see if you qualify. Cell Phone: 208-589-5567 or email  ocondavi@isu.edu.
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  • For registration questions, please contact Shelly Gillis at 208-292-1288 or shellygillis@techhelp.org
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Course Instructors

Dave O’Connell, Gene Hamacher and Gregg Lynde of TechHelp’s Operational Excellence Team have been successfully teaching and implementing Lean Six Sigma techniques for decades. They have experience in numerous industries and have worked with large and small companies. Team Members are well positioned to offer help to LSS participants and their organizations.  Dave is based with Idaho State University in Pocatello. Gene is based at the University of Idaho Research Center Post Falls. Gregg is based in Boise with Boise State University.

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I would definitely recommend this class to others!Participant from Image National Sign Company in Nampa, ID

Lean Six Sigma Advisory Board

Special thanks to our Lean Six Sigma Advisory Board – Tony Greer (General Manager – Bigelow Tea), Chad Larson (QA Manager – Idaho Milk Products), Tyson Rule (Director of Operational Excellence – Glanbia Foods), Warren Edde (Technical Services Manager – J.R. Simplot), and Abel Morel (QA Supervisor – Bigelow Tea) for providing valuable input and advice on the development of this workshop series.

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