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TechHelp Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course Begins September 15 at the Business Accelerator in Nampa, Idaho
Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a well-known approach for achieving operational excellence that 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. This series will include four full-day training sessions with three weeks between sessions for participants to complete project work that is an essential part of the LSSGB program.
If you look around, you may find many examples of ‘TIM WOODS’ in a food processing facility. TIM WOODS is an acronym for the ‘eight wastes’ that can plague a processing facility. In lean manufacturing, waste is any cost, effort, or material that is used in a processing facility that does not directly lead to a completed unit.
Food Manufacturing Specialists Dr. Janna Hamlett & Catherine Cantley of TechHelp and the University of Idaho are working with their Post Falls-based colleague, Gene Hamacher, to deliver workshops to food processors in the Panhandle of Idaho. “We do a lot of work in South, Central & Eastern Idaho and wanted to make an effort to meet the needs of companies up north,” said Dr. Hamlett. The workshop series kicks off on August 15-17 at the U of I Research Park in Post Falls with our FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course.
VentureCapital.Org is looking for startups for the upcoming WeROC Conference (Women Entrepreneurs Realizing Opportunities for Capital) as well as startups for its upcoming Deal Forum Pitch Events. Those interested in applying can do so at Gust.com or by sending me their pitch deck and executive summary directly. We are looking for seed to series A/B startups and are industry agnostic. Program participants will be matched with team of mentors to perfect their presentation and prepare for raising capital leading up to the actual pitch event.
TechHelp’s food processing specialists rolled out an impressive lineup of food manufacturing workshops and webinars for 2022.
According to the Idaho Business Review, there were about 470,000 Idaho workers eligible for the Accomplished Under 40 (AU40) award in 2022. From among that huge cohort, Food Processing Specialist Catherine Cantley of TechHelp and the University of Idaho stood out and was recognized as one of Idaho’s AU40 business professionals.
TechHelp’s Jessica Lambert Wins Women in STEM, Medicine and Law scholarship
Discover the new developments at the New Product Development Lab at studio\Blu. The list of NEW developments includes a new NPD space, the new studio\Blu program, new and bigger staff, new skill sets, new equipment, new services, and more.
When buying equipment for a food processing facility or commercial kitchen, it is ideal to purchase new equipment that is designed for the specific product, processing use, and processing capacity at the facility. However, in many cases this equipment may be cost-prohibitive, or the exact type of equipment may not be readily available, and so used equipment may need to be purchased instead.
Recording of TechHelp’s Webinar on the Uses and Benefits of Collaborative Robots (Cobots) in Manufacturing Facilities – Jan 27
Is your manufacturing facility undergoing a workforce shortage? Attracting, hiring, and keeping workers is one of today’s key workforce challenges. In this webinar, we explored how collaborative robots (also called cobots) can help. Our speakers, Ryan Okelberry (House of Design) and Al Youngwerth (Versabuilt) are local legends in the robotics industry who shared their experiences and answered questions.
Idaho’s Cocoa Bombs Sweetened Our Day at IMA MFG Trade Show TechHelp was proud to join the Idaho Manufacturing Alliance at the only manufacturing-focused industry tradeshow in Idaho. The event