February 10, 2009 | Barb Carr

Meet Our Staff: Chris Vallee

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Chris Vallee, Senior Associate & TapRooT® Instructor

Chris Vallee joined System Improvements as a Senior Associate and TapRooT® Instructor in 2007. Chris has 18 years of experience in the aviation industry (from repairing to building aircraft cradle to first flight). A Six Sigma Black Belt with a Human Factors in Psychology Masters Degree, he often spends one-on-one time with many of our clients in process improvement and TapRooT® company implementation.

Chris is a frequent contributor to the TapRooT® blog, and a contributing writer to the Root Cause Tips column published each Wednesday on this blog. If you have a question you’d like to see answered, please contact Chris through our website: http://www.taproot.com/contact.php

Chris is leading several sessions at the 2009 TapRooT® Summit that will leave you with a fresh perspective to take back to your facility. Learn more about Chris’ dynamic best practice sessions below:

Can You Find the Human Error Cause?

If you have taken the 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Course, you should remember the Human Engineering Jeopardy Game. You get another chance with many new examples and a couple of classics to win a better prize. If new to Human Engineering Jeopardy . . . have you ever seen real life root cause examples of confusing controls or poor ergonomic workstations, just to mention a few? Green up on your Human Engineering Root Causes and their definitions and have fun while learning.

Improving Improvement: How to Target Audits for Better Performance Improvement

While severe incidents occur in limited numbers, the causes that come together tend to occur everyday. Problem is that near misses and “perceived” low-risk problems identified through audits only get investigated using apparent cause . . . if that. With massive amounts of time and resources utilized when a severe incident occurs, the thought is that the ROI is not justified to spend time on these “perceived” low-level risks. If this thought is embedded in your company, you have limited resources in time and money, and you want a structured way to improve your audit process using TapRooT®, you need to take this course.

Lean/Six Sigma

What do Proactive Improvement, Lean/Sigma, and TapRooT® have in common? Fix it right the first time before before a problem reaches the customer, the patient, the employee, the community, or the bottom line ($$$). We will highlight the strengths and combinations of these programs with you wanting more before you leave.

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