Intro to Lean

Intro to Lean

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM) (MDT)


In today’s competitive environment, companies are fueling growth through leaner operations. Adopting Lean practices, which focuses on the elimination of waste throughout the enterprise, reduces costs, improves quality, increases throughput, and improves employee morale by establishing an environment of continuous improvement.

Through a 2.5 hour interactive and hands-on workshop, learn how you can increase productivity and boost your bottom line by mastering these principles and processes through a Lean approach.

 What will I learn?

  • What Lean really means
  • The 8 Wastes of Lean
  • How to perform a Waste Walk in your organization
  • How to apply Lean principles in a LEGO simulation
  • Take a video tour of a World-Class Lean company located in Idaho

Instructor Bio

Dave O’Connell is TechHelp’s Manufacturing Specialist in Eastern Idaho, located at Idaho State University in Pocatello. Dave was introduced to advanced manufacturing practices early in his career at General Electric (GE). Dave attended a Deming Four Day Seminar while working for GE where he learned Statistical Process Control and Continuous Improvement. He has applied these skills in every position that he has held since then. He has continued to increase his skills and knowledge in these areas by getting his Green Belt Certification while working at Heinz and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification while working at TechHelp.

Dave developed an interest in and received advanced training in Training Within Industry (TWI). TWI is a simple, yet effective, method for training employees, dealing with people problems, and effectively using resources in the workplace.

Dave is passionate about his horses and Border Collies. He is a working cowboy in his spare time. On any given weekend, you will find him riding and working his dogs on cattle and sheep ranches in Southeast Idaho and Wyoming.


IMA Members, $50

Non-members, $75

Idaho Manufacturing Alliance
5465 E. Terra Linda Way Suite 106
Nampa, ID 83687 United States
Event Contact
Sheri Johnson
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM) (MDT)
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