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Join us February 21 as we host a Pacific Region ASQ event: "AI in Supply Chain including Quality Control and Systems"

By Jo Haberstok posted 02/06/24 03:56 PM


As part of our region's 2024 plan to offer a number of regional meetings/events, our Columbia Basin section will be hosting this virtual meeting/presentation in February.  Hope you can join us!

ASQ Pacific Region Virtual Meeting

Hosted by Columbia Basin ASQ 0614 Section (via MS Teams) - Please RSVP by February 18 to

Date:  Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Time:  6:00 pm to 7:30 pm PST

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Supply Chain including Quality Control and Systems

Presenter: Dr. Oliver Perez, PMP, CSBB

                  Senior Director of Engineering, Edwards Lifesciences

AI is everywhere these days!  For many individuals, these are exciting times, as the possibilities may appear unlimited.  To others, innovative technologies may be seen as disrupting industries and creating unimaginable new challenges.  AI can turn questions into discovery, insights into action, and imagination into reality. 

AI is neither a new subject nor a new academic field of study; but only in recent years has it been making headlines by adapting processes in diverse areas, including supply chain management (SCM). 

Join us on February 21, to learn more about how AI is currently being developed and/or used in supply chains:

·         Demand Forecasting and Planning / Managing Inventory

·         Optimizing Warehouse Management Systems

·         Enabling Supply Chain Visibility

·         Transportation Optimization: Identifying Shipment Delays

·         Predicting Production Bottlenecks and Disruptions

·         Helping with Quality Control and Improving Customer Service

·         Helping Ensure Worker Safety

About the speaker:  Dr. Oliver Perez is Senior Director of Engineering, Edwards Lifesciences.  With over 20 years of experience as a senior engineering executive in the medical device industry, he is passionate about leading global teams, developing cutting-edge technologies, and optimizing manufacturing processes to deliver high-quality products that improve lives.  He is a certified Lean Enterprise, Project Management Professional, and Six Sigma Black Belt, with a strong background in electrical and electronics engineering, automation, and digital transformation.

Dr. Perez is responsible for the direction and execution of a global manufacturing technology and automation strategy, integrating state-of-the-art solutions such as automated cells, inspection systems, OEE, e-DHR, and augmented reality.  He also streamlines technology asset vendor procurement procedures to fortify the supply chain and ensure seamless global deployment.

NOTE:  This is a virtual/online (MS Teams) meeting; 0.5 RUs will be awarded.  

Microsoft Teams meeting

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Meeting ID: 271 243 652 319
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Video Conference ID: 114 588 936 5

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