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TechHelp Manufacturing Specialists are accomplished Lean trainers and experienced Lean practitioners. Our specialists do not abandon clients at the classroom door. Instead, we combine the training and action needed to create the "traction" that drives a successful Lean implementation. Our primary goal is to give companies the tools needed to become self sustaining in an ongoing quest for Lean perfection.
The House of Lean Building Blocks:
TechHelp introduces the Lean Building Blocks during a public or private Lean 101 Workshop that can be tailored to general manufacturing, wood products or food processing. Lean 101 can be an eye opening and thought provoking activity that creates a passion for production perfection. See example of a Lean Simulation Activity here...
The real value of Lean, though, is in its application in the workplace. Our Lean classes are used as a springboard for shop floor implementation activities that lead to measurable improvement and impact.
Our Lean Enterprise Certificate Program (LECP) gives Idaho companies the opportunity implement a standardized Lean transformation process that produces immediate bottom line results. LECP gives Idaho workers the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized Lean Knowledge Certificate.
Lean Courses Include:
Principles of Lean Manufacturing: This one-day workshop can be taken alone or as the perquisite course for all other Lean workshops. It introduces Lean manufacturing principles and a systematic approach that can eliminate company waste. A mix of class room and live simulations will enable participants to experience first hand how to apply Lean concepts in a company.
5S Visual Workplace: This workshop examines the visual factory. Made up of hundreds of simple visual devices, a visual workplace shares vital information quickly and accurately with the people who need it most – the employees. Visual devices are powerful solutions for working smarter, not harder, and can dramatically improve quality, on-time delivery, lead-time and employee morale. Click here to see some examples of 5S on the shop floor.
Setup Reduction: Setup Reduction introduces a systematic, low-cost, shop-proven method that has reduced setup and turnaround time in all types of manufacturing environments. You will learn how to apply specific tools and techniques through real-world examples, using videos and exercises to reinforce the training.
Cellular Flow: Cellular flow is the linking of manual and machine operations into the most efficient combination of resources. The goal is to maximize value-added content while minimizing waste. The resulting "work cells" balance manufacturing operations so there is a continuous flow of product. Parts movement is minimized, wait time between operations is reduced, inventory is reduced and productivity increases.
Total Productive Maintenance: Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is a process to maximize the productivity of plant equipment for its entire life. TPM fosters a workforce environment where employees work to reduce equipment downtime to zero while improving quality and capacity.
Change Management: Unless people and culture issues are addressed early, Lean will only be successful 25-50% of the time. There are many potential barriers to change, and the challenge is to identify them and design a strategy to address them. This workshop deals with change management and how to achieve smooth transition.
Other TechHelp Lean Offerings
Lean Enterprise Certificate Program: Gives Idaho companies the opportunity implement a standardized Lean transformation process and Idaho workers the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized Lean Knowledge Certificate.
Lean Office: Helps the front office transform in tandem with the shop floor by applying Lean principles to office operations.
Lean for Food Processors: TechHelp has been a national leader in helping companies in the Food and Wood industries adapt and apply the principles of Lean.
Lean English Essentials: A Lean program tailored to meet the needs of Food Processors that need to deal with language issues that might hamper a successful Lean implementation.
Lean Accounting: Lean is focused on eliminating waste and building value. Lean Accounting helps companies do a better job of accounting for costs and waste so companies can make better informed production decisions.
Training Within Industry: Training Within Industry is the "missing link for Lean" that produces sustainable improvement over time by helping your leaders create high performance, cross functional teams.