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  • INTRODUCING

    Sensei On Demand™
    Part of HKPO’s COVID-19 Toolkit.
    HKPO - Sensei On Demand.
  • HKPO IMPACT

    HKPO Helps Traditional Medicinals Nearly Triple Their Output
    HKPO - Impact - Traditional Medicinals
  • HKPO IMPACT

    United States Navy Cuts Aircraft Carrier Building Costs by $2 Billion
    HKPO - Impact - U.S. Navy
  • HKPO IMPACT

    American Red Cross Saves $60 million on Blood Donation Operations
    HKPO - Impact - Red Cross
  • Lean 6 Sigma
    Training
    HKPO is now offering virtual Lean 6 Sigma Courses.
    HKPO - Lean 6 Sigma Training
  • Shingo
    Workshops
    HKPO is hosting several exciting and educational Shingo Institute workshops. These should not be missed!
    HKPO - Shingo Workshops
  • Introducing Sensei On Demand
    HKPO - Sensei On Demand.
  • HKPO IMPACT

    HKPO Helps Traditional Medicinals Nearly Triple Their Output
    HKPO - Impact - Traditional Medicinals
  • HKPO IMPACT

    United States Navy Cuts Aircraft Carrier Building Costs by $2 Billion
    HKPO - Impact - U.S. Navy
  • HKPO IMPACT

    American Red Cross Saved $60 million on Blood Donation Operations
    HKPO - Impact - Red Cross
  • Lean 6 Sigma Training
    HKPO - Lean 6 Sigma Training
  • Shingo Workshops
    HKPO - Shingo Workshops

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TESTIMONIALS

  • HKPO is definitely one of the new trailblazers for the Shingo Institute. We couldn’t have made the virtual shift without your wonderful support. Thanks so much!

    • Amy Sadler, Client & Affiliate Relations Manager
    • Shingo Institute
  • A respiratory therapist by trade, I received my Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma through HKPO in 2018. It was an amazing experience and I was provided with resources that I still use now.

    • Megan Sherwood, MHA, RRT, Quality Analyst
    • WVU Medicine – Potomac Valley Hospital
  • Thanks HKPO for helping us out by facilitating our SIPOC! I was surprised that we were able to finish it, but great work all the way around!

    • Chris Puryear, Vice President, Development
    • Bigfoot Biomedical
  • It was a pleasure to work with HKPO during the fall of 2019 as ZAGG moved through its transformation journey.

    • Sue Coia, MBB
    • ZAGG, Inc.
  • Immediately, the HKPO team’s energy and willingness to help filled a gap of uncertainty regarding where and how to start our lean journey.

    • Tony Coleman
    • Wente Vineyards
  • HKPO was a key component of our overall strategy to deliver a business improvement program to a key client.

    • Stephen Dowzicky
    • VP, Competitive Business Solutions
  • HKPO experts have been our go-to instructor for Green and Black Belt training.

    • Steve Morgan
    • Director of Continuous Improvement, L3Harris
  • The HKPO team always bring the highest level of professionalism and knowledge.

    • Nicole Burnett
    • Continuous Improvement Specialist, L3Harris
  • The HKPO team has fantastic Lean/Six Sigma practitioners who have trained hundreds of belts over my 5-year career at L3.

    • Doug Foster
    • Director of Continuous Improvement, L3Harris
  • HKPO experts have been both mentors and coaches to help get our firm and myself up to speed on Lean Six Sigma.

    • Jonathan Talbot
    • CTO, DLA Piper Law Firm
  • HKPO provided the needed training and the abilities to jump start our team with the required skills to do Green Belt Six Sigma work.

    • William N BlackBurn Jr.
    • Project Portfolio Analyst, Aflac
  • Our HKPO team member provided "outstanding" facilitator support.

    • Mike DeWulf
    • US Navy
  • HKPO experts are highly effective and they adapt to the needs of your organization.

    • Danile Burton
    • Global Lean Lead at Genetech/Roche
  • The HKPO team are truly experts in the Lean Manufacturing process.

    • Pat Demaris
    • American Red Cross
  • HKPO Lean experts possess strong Six Sigma knowledge and business process improvement skills.

    • Orest Wirstiuk
    • Associate Director of IT, Merck & Co.
  • The HKPO team takes initiative to drive strong business results.

    • Janet Scott
    • Executive Director, Merch
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  • HKPO is definitely one of the new trailblazers for the Shingo Institute. We couldn’t have made the virtual shift without your wonderful support. Thanks so much!

    • Amy Sadler
    • Client & Affiliate Relations Manager, Shingo Institute, Home of the Shingo Prize
  • My name is Megan Sherwood, I am a respiratory therapist by trade, but have moved into my new role as a quality analyst at my local hospital through my training as a Green Belt and schooling. I received my Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma through HKPO in 2018. It was an amazing experience and I was provided with resources that I still use now. It was broken down into digestible pieces of information and they made sure we understood and could apply what we had learned before the class was over. They were so helpful during the whole class, even when we weren’t in the classroom, if we had questions or needed anything. I was 37 weeks pregnant when I took the second half of my class and they were so accommodating and caring during our class. I was able to bring back many of the lessons and tools I’ve learned in the class to my personal and work life. I am now leading my hospital in implementing Lean Six Sigma to be utilized for our performance improvement projects. I gained the knowledge to be able to help other people who have not had experience in Lean Six Sigma and to share with them what I have learned. To receive my Green Belt, we completed Green Belt projects. By doing this I was able to help reduce the amount of times we were missing orders for sputum cultures drastically, which resulted in better patient care. They really help show how Lean Six Sigma is utilized and used in a health care setting, not only in industry. I am forever grateful for the class and am thankful that I had the opportunity to receive this training from this great group of caring individuals.

    • Megan Sherwood, MHA, RRT
    • Quality Analyst, WVU Medicine – Potomac Valley Hospital
  • It was a pleasure to work with HKPO during the fall of 2019 as ZAGG moved through its transformation journey. We evaluated multiple consultants and chose HKPO and Jennifer because of her qualifications, breadth of knowledge and willingness to customize her approach and training to our unique needs. We were able to structure a unique training program to meet the specific needs of our business and culture. We had countless pre-meetings to customize both the on-line training modules as well as the in class-room training. The HKPO team helped us with project selection and charter review as well as follow up coaching and information sharing. All of this was done within the budget we requested. Student feedback was excellent and as they leverage the DMAIC and Lean tools they learned the business continues to reap the benefits of our investment. I look forward to working with HKPO again.

    • Sue Coia, MBB
    • Director, Project Management Office at ZAGG, Inc.
  • I was introduced to the HKPO team through a mutual colleague within the lean community. Immediately, the HKPO team’s energy and willingness to help filled a gap of uncertainty regarding where and how to start our lean journey. Not only did they facilitate an in-depth, behind-the-scenes tour of one of the most impressive lean organizations that I have ever visited, within a few days they helped us articulate a training plan that was approved by our owners and executive leadership team.
    HKPO’s team of lean “journeymen” offer a wide array of work experiences that are relatable to our diverse team of executive leaders within sales, marketing, human resources, operations, hospitality, and finance. Although our journey is still in the early stages, I fully believe our company is now better-posed to handle the uncertain economic times that lie ahead.
    Sincere thanks and appreciation to CEO Jennifer Ralston and the HKPO team for helping to kick-start our lean journey! As our transformation continues, it is encouraging to watch a few non-believers convert into strong advocates of lean and the Shingo methodology.

    • Tony Coleman
    • Wente Vineyards
  • HKPO was a key component of our overall strategy to deliver a business improvement program to a key client. Their knowledge of lean and six sigma concepts and ability to teach those in a clear concise manner was exceptional and resulted in over 600 employees being fully trained on these tools. The HKPO experts could always be counted on to execute what was asked of them and was truly a value-added member of our team.

    • Stephen Dowzicky
    • Vice President, Competitive Business Solutions
  • HKPO experts have been our go-to instructor for Green and Black Belt training. Their depth of knowledge and ability to connect with the class are outstanding and have resulted in dozens of trained and certified employees at our division. I definitely recommend the HKPO team for any process improvement and training needs.

    • Steve Morgan
    • Director of Continuous Improvement, L3Harris
  • The HKPO team always bring the highest level of professionalism and knowledge. Their commitment to the success of everyone that goes through their events is truly remarkable. HKPO events and courses provide the most valuable and latest techniques.

    • Nicole Burnett
    • Continuous Improvement Specialist, L3Harris
  • The HKPO team has fantastic Lean/Six Sigma practitioners who have trained hundreds of belts over my 5-year career at L3 as the Director of Continuous Improvement. They delivered the same high-quality product every time with minimal variation. I learned that having the HKPO experts to lead the training allowed me to stay as involved as I wanted, but at the same time enabled me to work on critical business issues with tight deadlines. All I had to do was coordinate the logistics, kick-off the class and hand it off to an HKPO team member. They communicated with me daily to keep me up to speed on what is going well or not going well so we could adjust as necessary. HKPO experts are the solution to any busy full-time CI professional needing a MBB Master trainer on staff. I strongly recommend you leverage their talent like we did to supplement our small staff so that critical CI activities don't come to a stop when training season comes around and also to ensure the same consistent top-notch delivery every single time.

    • Doug Foster
    • Director of Continuous Improvement & Operations Leader, L3Harris
  • HKPO experts have been both mentors and coaches to help get our firm and myself up to speed on Lean Six Sigma. HKPO has done an excellent job in helping me to become a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Their team has trained many more in our organization to become green belts and yellow. HKPO has also held multiple Kaizen events on multiple projects that have yielded great results for our firm. I would highly recommend HKPO to anyone as they embark on their Lean Six Sigma journey.

    • Jonathan Talbot
    • Chief Technology Officer, DLA Piper Law Firm
  • Our HKPO team members went directly for the heart of our issues. They provided the needed training and the abilities to jump start our team with the required skills to do Green Belt Six Sigma work. Applying their knowledge and support throughout the process and giving of their, time, and energy truly was the backbone of the product HKPO supplied. Each expert gave freely of their personal time and energy to ensure that our team was getting the support and knowledgebase required to reach certification for green belt status. Our team will work with HKPO the coming months to implement the Six Sigma tools and techniques to ensure desired future results on projects.

    • William N BlackBurn Jr
    • Project Portfolio Analyst, Aflac
  • Our HKPO team member provided "outstanding" facilitator support by continuously and proactively pushing the Core and Working Group teams to initiate their next developmental phases in a timely manner; as well as helping them explore and document their current requirements. They also freely provided "expert" advice to both Leadership and working-level members to help enable significant progress up and down the chain of command. HKPO are true professionals!!

    • Mike DeWulf
    • Configuration & Change Management Director at US Navy
  • HKPO experts are highly effective and they adapt to the needs of your organization. Several individuals in my organization targeted Six Sigma certification, but they had varying degrees of experience and competence in Six Sigma methodologies. HKPO worked with us to develop individual preparation plans in addition to group sessions that produced great results.

    • Danile Burton
    • Global Lean Lead at Genetech/Roche
  • The HKPO team are truly experts in the Lean Manufacturing process. With their hard work we have been able to streamline many of the outdated processes and procedures in our area. HKPO is driven, dedicated, professional and knowledgeable.

    • Pat Demaris
    • Sr. Director Whole Blood and Apheresis Collections at American Red Cross, Biomedical Headquarters
  • HKPO Lean experts possess strong Six Sigma knowledge and business process improvement skills. They provide strong leadership and mentorship for many black belt candidates working on very significant projects. HKPO is known for their strong interpersonal and organizational skills, being able to simplify concepts and choose best approaches for complicated initiatives. They work on getting results quickly, leveraging appropriate tools and working collaboratively with teams at all staff and management levels. Most importantly, anyone on the HKPO team is a pleasure to work with.

    • Orest Wirstiuk
    • Associate Director of IT, Merck & Co.
  • The HKPO team takes initiative to drive strong business results. They are extremely positive in their approach and know how to influence senior leaders. HKPO experts are extremely energetic and bring laser focus to achieving results. They have been a tremendous asset to our team.

    • Janet Scott
    • Executive Director, Cybersecurity Engineering, Merch
  • I am writing to endorse HKPO Lean Six Sigma Experts for the Training Services recently provided to my company. We had great success and the entire class passed the ASQ SSBB with the exception of one person.

    • Carla Blackadder
    • Global Leadership Development Programs Manager, Roche
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SERVICE AREAS

Training & Certification
Certifiying individuals at the Lean Six Sigma Executive, Champion/White Belt, Green Belt, Black Belt, Master Black Belt, and Lean Facilitator Levels.
Project Management
Mentoring our Customers during and after execution of business related projects as their partner to achieve major results from successful execution.
Coaching & Training
Assisting with Deployment Coaching to businesses and organizations starting Lean Six Sigma initiatives, also providing training and/or training materials.
Online Training & Development
Conducting online e-learning through our portal, classroom and blended online and classroom learning opportunities with ASQ Certified Resources serving as trainers.
Expert Resources Network
Supplies resources with over 50 years of experience in Lean Six Sigma methodology.
 

HKPO is a Shingo Affiliate!

We are Very excited to announce the HKPO Lean Six Sigma Experts are now officially Shingo Affiliates! Check this out under the Affiliates Program:
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