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The ASQ Phoenix Section invites you to take a survey to identify what short training courses you need to take or want to take. Each training course would be 2 to 2.5 hours long. Below are two different methods of getting access to the survey. Your input would be appreciated, and participation beyond ASQ Phoenix Section members would be welcome. ASQ Phoenix Section Short Course Training Survey Survey QR Code: Survey Link: https://forms.office.com/r/xHvu8G89WD?origin=lprLink Thank you, Pat Olstad ASQ Phoenix Section Educational Chair
Greenbelt - "Measure" Tollgate Tools - Part 3 Wednesday, March 27, 2024 3:00 PM - 5:15 PM MST About this event In Lean Six Sigma, DMAIC is an acronym that represents the five phases of a process improvement methodology: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control. Let's now focus on the "Measure" phase and we will also be reaching into the "Analyze" phase with our tool coverage. We will be reviewing the following and there will be tool application as breakouts within the training: Data Collection Plan : A data collection plan outlines the methodology and procedures for collecting data during a project. It includes details such ...
Our March 12th meeting will be held as a Virtual Meeting with both a program and tutorial. Our featured speaker is Douglas C. Wood. With over 40 years in the areas of cost of quality, office waste, root cause analysis, performance measurement, Mr. Wood has taught these plus auditing, Lean, Six Sigma, statistics, and failure modes and effects analysis. He has 5 ASQ certifications: CQE, CQA, SSBB, CMQ/OE, and CQPA. Author/ editor of "The Executive Guide to Understanding and Implementing Quality Cost Programs", (ASQ Press 2007); "Principles of Quality Cost: Financial Measures for Strategic Implementation of Quality Management" 4th ed. (ASQ Press 2013) ...
Mile High Agile 2024 Conference (Denver, CO, USA) When : 15 May 2024 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm US-Mountain Where : McNichols Civic Center Building. 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver CO Join the Front Range Lean and Agile Community and Agile Denver as we reboot your favorite regional conference, Mile High Agile 2024. Keynote Speaker : Ahmed Sidky, Ph.D Keynote Speaker : Melissa Boggs Track Speakers : Announced by end of March 2024 Recharge track: This track centers on nurturing and empowering people. It delves into strategies for building vibrant cultures, empowering teams, and honing leadership skills. Attendees will explore techniques for fostering ...
Lean Six Sigma and TeamSTEPPS: A Comparison of Frameworks, Principles, and Behaviors Join us virtually on Thursday March 14 th 2024 Time: 7 PM ET/6 PM CT/5 PM MT/ 6 PM PT Duration: 120 minutes Registration is not required to join this event. Webex Link Join the ASQ Healthcare Division Webinar with speaker Katie Benyo . TeamSTEPPS stands for "Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety." It is an evidence-based set of teamwork tools, aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and teamwork skills among healthcare professionals. It was developed by the Agency for ...
Tammy Pelnik is cleaning out her office, and have a couple boxes worth of quality engineering/software quality books that she is giving away for free. These books include : (see attached photos) Software Risk Management Failure Mode and Effect Analysis The Mythical Man-Month Root Cause Analysis Reliability and Fault Tree Analysis Lean Thinking Quality Problem Solving Deming: Out of Crisis Juran Managerial Breakthrough Juran on Leadership for Quality Juran Quality Control Handbook Quality Audit Handbook After the Quality Audit If you are interested , Please contact Tammy Pelnik (email: tammy.pelnik@gmail.com) ...
Don't Miss our Customer-Supplier Sponsored Session at WCQI Score your Resilience to Design a Robust Supply Chain Wednesday, May 15, 2024 • San Diego, CA 9:30am-10:15am Presented by: Russell Snyder, Intel - Retired Area of Focus: Shaping Processes Session Level: Intermediate I worked in the semiconductor supply chain for 23 years. The only certainty was that both supply and demand were uncertain. Risks were never fully understood no matter how in depth the qualification was or the risk audit was. Even before the pandemic we faced some dramatic supply/demand mismatches. Some involved not understanding the customer and some involved not understanding ...
Presentation Title: Improving Business Performance by Planning, Executing and Sustaining Kaizen events. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE PRESENTATION RECORDING Summary of presentation: In this presentation, you will learn how to plan, execute, and sustain kaizen events that align to the overall strategic plan of an organization. You will learn how to identify and prioritize continuous improvement opportunities, create a plan to transform the business. The presentation will provide real life examples of how to charter and plan a kaizen event. How to gain buy-in an engagement of leadership and employees. How to select ...
Hi ASQ Southeast Florida, Thank you for joining us for the second month of this year. Last month we held a variety of events including a special presentation Phil Centonze, a tour of City Furniture, and a slew of joint events with ASQ 1508, PMI South Florida, and the ACMP. This month we move forward with supporting our members and student members alike with board opportunities, RU workshops, and financial sponsorship. Upcoming Events: March 6th: Student Branch Meeting (0.5 RU credits) March 12th: Section Meeting (Up to 1 RU credit) Updates: Student Scholarship is now open! We will be awarding 2 awards this year. Apply now, the deadline ...
SAVE THE DATE – March 16, 2024! ASQ Baltimore Section 0502 is seeking quality professionals to serve as volunteer judges at the Morgan State University Science-Mathematics-Engineering Fair Middle & High school students from greater Baltimore submit projects in physical, biological, earth & environmental, and mathematics & computer sciences. This is an in-person event! · Inspire young students. · Be rewarded for volunteering for your community. · Meet other like-minded volunteers. · Your volunteer work may inspire a future scientist! ...
Click here to view/download a copy of Karen Wu's presentation on Using AI to create the NextGen of Customer Experience.

February 2024 Newsletter

The F ebruary 2024 Columbia Basin ASQ newsletter is now available. Be sure to RSVP by February 18 for the ASQ Pacific Region virtual section meeting on February 21 – our section is hosting this meeting, which features Dr. Oliver Perez and the topic " Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Supply Chain Including Quality Control and Systems ." Information is also available about several other ASQ sections' and organizations' meetings in February – check them out, too!
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 denise.clements@aecom.com 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 ...
Ellis R. Ott Scholarships Supporting Graduate Students in Applied Statistics and Quality Management In honor of Dr. Ellis R. Ott, late professor at Rutgers University and a founder of ASQ, the Ellis R. Ott Scholarship program awards two scholarships annually of $7500 to graduate students enrolled in or accepted to a master’s or doctoral program in the US or Canada in applied statistics or quality management or related fields.This competitive scholarship aims to support students who are passionate about improving quality and advancing the field of statistics. This program provides financial assistance to help graduate students achieve their educational ...
1. 2023 Member Unit’s membership numbers: a. Membership as of January 1 st 2023: b. Membership as of December 31 st 2023: c. Observations/conclusions: Membership went down as overall society membership went down. Many retirements in automotive industry in 2023 also. When ranking in size (16th), maintained the same place, but far from our glory days of 3rd or 4th. 2. 2023 Financial Performance: a. 2023 Revenue Plan: $ 2023 Revenue: $ b. 2023 Expense Plan: $ 2023 Expense: $ c. US Sections only: Confirm full transition ...
On Thursday, January 11, 2024 Tim Adams presented: ASQ RRD series webinar: Zero Failures: Calculate Reliability with No Recorded Failures Agenda This presentation for the practitioner provides methods with an illustrated Microsoft Excel tool to calculate reliability when the life-data set contains no recorded failures (zero Failures). The methods address both types of data (discrete and continuous) and both types of statistics (classical and Bayesian). The desired outcome is: Given life data with no failures and the zero-failure Excel tool, calculate reliability, interpret the result, and describe the method(s) used. The prerequisites are familiarity ...
ASQ RRD series webinar: Intro to Reliability: Probability part 2 Date and time: Friday, March 8, 2024 12:00 PM | (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) Register link: https://asq.webex.com/weblink/register/rb4f0850cf79efa5d779f9223d044018b
ASQ RRD series webinar: Intro to Reliability: Probability part 1 Date and time: Friday, February 23, 2024 12:00 PM | (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) Register link: https://asq.webex.com/weblink/register/r89c1a886e83ecb525cf3c449c72eb49d
ASQ RRD series webinar: Conducting risk assessment for non-homogeneous population with defects. Presented by Andre Kleyner. Thursday, March 14, 2024 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) Register for webinar https://asq.webex.com/weblink/register/r862ebc02918c447cd2f38380397d9d96 Agenda When a portion of the product population is impacted by a defect, predicting field performance and conducting risk assessment becomes challenging, introducing a high degree of uncertainty into the analysis. This challenge is particularly pronounced when the percentage of the defective population is unknown a priori. This webinar addresses ...
ASQ East South Central Region February 2024 Newsletter There are several opportunities to attend informative online webinars in our region in February. You are welcome to join other sections or divisions even if you are not a member. Some upcoming in person events are also highlighted. · Statistics Division Feb 7, 2024 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (CT), Deploying DOE to identify vital factors that affect quality by Mark Anderson, Engineering Consultant with Stat-Ease, Inc., Online. · Saturday Feb 10, 10am - Noon (CT) ASQ Global Community 2024 Kick Off Meeting and Training for ASQ Member Leaders, Online. · ...