June 2017 Black Belt Graduates

June 2017 Black Belt Graduation from BET Lean Training Program:

Participants in this ten-session program combined classroom study, mentorship and practical application. Participants examined Lean principles and practices including Shingo, Kata, and Hoshin, and they conducted a capstone project to apply their skills and to understand Lean from an operational and strategic perspective.

Congratulations on your achievements!


2017 Black Belt graduating class with BET adjunct faculty member, Kate McGovern.  Pictured Left to Right:  Bill Hurd (University of NH), Joshua Jarvis (Keene State College), Maureen Collopy (Dept. of Health and Human Services), Barbara Bryant (Gateways Community Services), Kate McGovern (Dept. of Administrative Services), Cindy Carrier (Dept. of Health and Human Services), Jennifer Drake-Deese (Keene State College, Michelle Fuller (Keene State College), Chris Ialuna (Dept. of Safety).  Missing from photo:  Kirsten Durzy (Dept. of Health and Human Services)




Lean Websites

Several useful Lean websites are listed below.

Poka Yoke examples: http://www.referenceforbusiness.com/management/Or-Pr/Poka-Yoke.html

Gemba Academy Pod Casts http://blog.gembaacademy.com/podcasts/

Lean Terminology: https://www.paloalto.va.gov/docs/LeanTerminology.pdf

Thank you.