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Click here to view the June 13 Program guest presentation on "Using Lean Six Sigma to Address the Top 4 Opportunities for Cost Savings in the Clinical laboratory" by Katie Castree Benyo.
Joseph Parish, author of "State of Readiness", is the founder of the Operational Excellence Society — a think tank for companies with the desire to achieve peak performance across their enterprise. The society now has thousands of members in chapters around the world. Joseph is the owner of the Operational Excellence LinkedIn Group (40,000 members) which welcomes open discussions and opportunities related to the improvement of human endeavor. Paris is an international expert in the field of Operational Excellence, organizational design, strategy design and deployment, and helping companies become high-performance organizations. Joseph Paris has volunteered ...
LSS Greenbelt Tools Part 5 - Fifth Ed. FMEA (Part 2 of FMEA plus more) Wednesday, July 17, 2024 3:00 PM - 5:15 PM Registration Link below includes more details: Member Planet The Part 2 follow-on to the April 17th training session which focused on the component structure and functionality of products and processes detailed in the FMEA 5th Edition standard is coming up on Wednesday, July 17th. The topics that will be covered in Part 2 are: The Kano Model – understanding the relationships between Basic/Must Be quality versus Performance quality versus Exciting Quality, especially understanding how unspoken customer input can impact your design ...
ASQ Phoenix July11, 2024, Program Meeting – Virtual 6:00pm – 8:00pm Phoenix (UTC: -7) AGENDA: All times are Phoenix (MST): 6:00 pm – Gather 6:05 pm – Virtual Networking 6:30 pm – Welcome & Announcements 6:45 pm – Guest Speaker Presentation 7:45 pm – Q&A 7:55 pm – Wrap-up 8:00 pm – Adjourn SPEAKER: Robert “QualityBob” Mitchell – Executive Director, SWAE; ASQ Fellow Robert Mitchell accepting the ASQ Distinguished Service Medal May 2024 https://www.linkedin.com/in/roberthmitchell ...
Below is a link to the recording of the ASQ Columbus Section May Dinner Meeting. CLICK HERE TO VIEW RECORDING Presentation Title: Quality Tool Series- Catapult Simulation to conduct Designed Experiments and create Control Charts Summary of presentation: The Catapult is used by hundreds of companies and universities for demonstrating and training for topics such as designed experiments, statistical process control (SPC) charts, basic statistics, and cause and effect training. Just like any process, the catapult has many controllable factors that impact the outcome (distance) of the projected ball. It is great for team exercises and for applying ...
The ASQ Phoenix Section is considering offering a Certified Quality Engineer exam prep class this July - Sept. Instructor-led, virtual Every Thursday, July 18 - Sept 26 (10 sessions) 3pm - 6pm via Zoom $500 ($400 ASQ Member) Cost of texts and exam fee are additional Earn RUs * Delivery of this class is dependent on the number of interested learners. If you are interested, please send an email to Hilary Werner ( hwerner@memberleader.asq.org ).
Southwest Alliance for Excellence (SWAE) is a partner of ASQ Phoenix, Tucson, Golden Spike, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, and Northern Nevada sections. Leveraging Culture: A Systematic Approach to Quality Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/703871496190137433
Navigate to the ASQ Phoenix Section myASQ > Library > Program Handouts, or click on the link below https://my.asq.org/viewdocument/june-13-program-presentation-slided?CommunityKey=481ed03e-e397-4e58-9f35-01863ca1e7c0
Registration is open for 4th ASQ Ottawa section event of 2024 - in-person workshop "Unlocking Value: A Practical Guide to Value Stream Mapping". Advance registration is required. Registration link
Hopefully we will be able to reschedule and more folks will sign up next time! This sure was disappointing - despite advance marketing to a wide audience, we had to cancel our planned Site Visit/Tour at Ice Harbor Brewery in Kennewick on June 1. Perhaps it was due to a number of other events/activities on the same date? It doesn't seem possible that the number of registrations received for this event was so low because of the location or the opportunity to tour the brewery in their new facility and to learn more about their quality philosophy. We are definitely going to try to reschedule this site visit for another time - possibly in September or October ...
Please click on the link below to go to the ASQ Phoenix Sun Dial Newsletter for May 2024: Phoenix Section - American Society for Quality (asq.org)
June 2024 Chair’s Message Greeting’s Valued ASQ Phoenix Section Members, I hope all of you are doing well and are enjoying the transition into summer! I had the pleasure of attending ASQ’s World Conference on Quality and Improvement in San Diego this past month and enjoyed the escape from the heat for a few days. It was also a great opportunity to catch up with friends, both old and new, and to learn from peers in the field of quality and process improvement. There were many highlights of the conference this year. Among then were the keynote speakers, the Phoenix Section’s receipt of the Silver Performance Excellence Program Award (PEP), and Bob Mitchell’s ...
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ASQ RRD Series Webinar: The Use Of AI In Predictive Maintenance Presenter: Frank Juarez Thursday, July 11, 2024 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) https://asq.webex.com/weblink/register/r1f636c5bd0e5421a4d20b841289ff5e9
COLUMBIA BASIN ASQ RECOGNIZED FOR 2023 SECTION ACCOMPLISHMENTS We are pleased (and very proud!) to share the following message! May 8 Message received from the ASQ Performance Excellence Program (PEP) Committee On behalf of the Performance Excellence Program (PEP) committee, we want to thank you for all the hard work of your leadership team over the past year (CY 2023) to support your members and ASQ overall. We are pleased to announce that the Columbia Basin Section has received the SILVER award recognition for 2023. The PEP award program was created to recognize Member Units for excellent performance that reinforces ASQ’s thought ...
Columbia Basin ASQ Section 0614 Site Visit Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024 Check-in: 1:50 pm PDT Tour Starts at 2:00 pm PDT Note: Following the tour, everyone is invited to meet in the Pub for a late no-host lunch and socializing/networking. There is no charge for attendance, but space is limited, and registration is required by May 29. Send an email to denise.clements@aecom.com . “BEER’S THE THING” Site Visit to Ice Harbor Brewery 10 East Bruneau Avenue – Kennewick, Washington Join us on Saturday, June 1, for a tour of Ice Harbor Brewery. Russ Corey, Brewer Emeritus, will ...
Our Columbia Basin ASQ June 2024 Newsletter is now available, here or in our Library.
Our May 2024 section newsletter is now available, here or in our Library.
ASQ 1106 June 2024 Newsletter · ASQ1106 Section Meeting - Thursday, June 20, 2024 @5:30-7:30 EST · ASQ1106 Support of K-12 Education · ASQ1106 Certification Exam Scholarship Available · Other Online Education Opportunities in June ASQ 1106 Section Meeting Thursday June 20, 2024 (Virtual with Zoom) Agenda (Eastern time zone): 5:30 - 5:45 Log in and socialize time 5:45 – 6:45 Supplier Risk Management by Daniella Picciotti ...