Request For Participation In Applied Research On Leading Indicators

A joint effort by the ASQ Food, Drug & Cosmetic Division and the ASQ Quality Management Division

Dr. Guillermo L Ciudad is a Chilean born International Manufacturing Supply Chain experienced professional. His international experience in Quality includes working in the USA, Mexico, home based company locations in Canada, China, and Europe. Including several suppliers and customers. He holds the following degrees: Doctor in Management and Organizational Leadership with Specialization in Information Systems and Technology, Master of Arts in Organizational Management and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, he also holds an AS in Industrial Electronics Engineering from INACAP Chile.

His Doctoral dissertation research focused on three areas. The primary purpose was to explore if the Maquiladora industry in Reynosa was implementing continuous improvement methodologies (CIMs), the second focus was to investigate if CIMs implementation related to organizational performance, and the third focus was to explore whether perceptions of CIMs implementation differed by level of management.

By Dr. Guillermo L Ciudad

Dear Colleagues,

I am seeking your support as a Survey Participant on gathering data relative to leading indicators applied research.

My name is Dr Guillermo L. Ciudad. The scope of this applied research is to understand the gap among the different manufacturing industries on the application of leading indicators in the quality area, cost of quality and technology space, such as laboratory technology, and industrial automation including assembly lines in the manufacturing industry.

We need your help! If we receive sufficient responses to the survey for statistical analysis from industries utilizing leading indicators, the researcher will be able to test the statistical relationship between leading indicators and organizational performance.

You will be provided access to an online survey located on the Web site. To take the survey, please use this link

The survey title is Leading Indicators. The survey only takes about 11 minutes to complete. When the survey is completed, your data will be collected and sorted in a separate file, ensuring strict confidentiality.

The results of the research study may be published but your identity will remain confidential.

Leading indicators main definitions: Leading indicators will show if you are likely to achieve your objective. Leading indicators must be predictive of achieving the main objectives and the team must have influence on these leading indicators to achieve them.

Reference: McChesney C, Covey S, and Huling J. (2016) pp 136 - 138 The 4 Disciplines of Execution

Related Webinar: Post Doc Research: Applying Leading Indicators in Cost of Quality (CoQ) and Quality space using technology monitoring and data gathering

April 6, 2021 at 5:00 pm Central/ 6:00 pm Eastern
(Advance registration is required)

Learn about Dr. Ciudad's Post Doc Research on Applying Leading Indicators in CoQ and Quality space using technology monitoring and data gathering.

This talk will address the difference of lagging vs leading indicators focusing on leading indicators as the means of a predictive metric that can be used in organizations to measure, detect and take preventive action before failure is imminent; which is the focus of the Post Doc research.

In this informative 45-minute webinar, you will learn:

  • The focus areas of the research
  • How to use Leading Indicators in Cost of Quality and the Quality space
  • Identify areas in the manufacturing line where leading indicators and data gathering can be used for analysis.
  • Identify areas in the testing laboratories where leading indicators can be used.


News Quality Management Division 03/26/2021 11:09am CDT


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