From offices in Boise, Post Falls, Twin Falls, and Pocatello, TechHelp Specialists help Idaho manufacturers, food processors and entrepreneurs improve their competitiveness through continuous product and process innovation.

Lean Transformation is a continuous improvement methodology that empowers employees to create customer value and cut waste. In today’s highly competitive global market, few firms survive by wasting time, money, and resources or by having had poor customer service. The illustration below features the interrelated disciplines that combine to create a sturdy “House of Lean”. 

What Are Wastes?

  • Any non-value-added activity
  • Adds problems
  • Adds time to the process
  • Interrupts the flow of value/information
  • Should be minimized or eliminated

The 9 Wastes of Lean Include:

  • Defects – All processing required in creating a defect and the additional work required to correct it.
  • Over-production – Producing some type of work prior to it being required or more than is required.
  • Waiting – Waiting for anything (people, signatures, information, supplies, etc.).
  • Non-Value-Added Processing – Putting more work or effort into the work required by internal or external customers.
  • Transport – Excess transport affects the time of delivery of any work in the office.
  • Inventory (Time) – Excessive piles of paperwork, computer files, supplies, and time spent searching for documents.
  • Motion – Any movement of people, paper, and/or electronic exchanges that do not add value.
  • Employees’ Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – The under-utilization of people’s knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Energy and Environment – The unnecessary use of energy and the release of substances into the air, land, or water.

TechHelp has helped with Lean Transformations at Idaho organizations such as:

These companies win business by continually adding value to their products and services.

Contact any member of our Operational Excellence Team or complete a short form to request a free site visit & assessment of your operation.

Upcoming Workshops & Events

Leadership in Manufacturing – Webinar Series

Online

This course is for people in supervisory roles and those who will soon be in those positions, intended to equip participants with the necessary skills to manage, supervise, and lead staff. The instructors of this course have years of experience leading teams in some of the top manufacturing organizations across the U.S. Come leverage their expertise by not only learning but also practicing the skills needed to have a highly effective and functioning team.

$599

Leadership in Manufacturing – Webinar Series

Online

This course is for people in supervisory roles and those who will soon be in those positions, intended to equip participants with the necessary skills to manage, supervise, and lead staff. The instructors of this course have years of experience leading teams in some of the top manufacturing organizations across the U.S. Come leverage their expertise by not only learning but also practicing the skills needed to have a highly effective and functioning team.

$599

IMA Member Site Tour of G Zero CNC Machining – In Person or Virtual

G Zero CNC Machine 1100 W Taylor Ave, Meridian

G Zero machining centers include multi-pallet systems, horizontal milling, vertical milling, and lathe turning with live tooling. This site tour has the option to attend in-person or virtually. Please choose your option when you register. In-person is limited to 25 attendees.

Free

Leadership in Manufacturing – Webinar Series

Online

This course is for people in supervisory roles and those who will soon be in those positions, intended to equip participants with the necessary skills to manage, supervise, and lead staff. The instructors of this course have years of experience leading teams in some of the top manufacturing organizations across the U.S. Come leverage their expertise by not only learning but also practicing the skills needed to have a highly effective and functioning team.

$599

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food – Bozeman, MT

MMEC Conference Room, 2310 University Way, Bldg. 1, Bozeman, MT MMEC Conference Room, 2310 University Way, Bldg. 1, Bozeman

Does your company need a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) on staff to fulfill the requirements of the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)? The FSMA rule requires food facilities to have a food safety plan in place that includes an analysis of hazards and risk-based preventive controls to minimize or prevent the identified hazards.

Workshop – Creating Your Export Plan with Sarah Massie

Online

Interested in exporting? Join us as Sarah Massie, President of S Massie Consulting, helps you walk through creating your export plan. We are offering in-person and virtual. Lunch is included for in-person attendees.