Phoenix December 17 2020 Program Meeting - “Toying Around with Six Sigma: What’s in the Toybox?”
ASQ Phoenix December 17, 2020 Program Meeting

6:00pm – Informal Networking – virtual breakout rooms (Quality tools and practices)
6:30pm – Welcome & Introductions
6:50pm – Guest speaker presentation
7:45pm – Q&A and Wrap-up comments
8:00pm – Adjourn

Speaker: Rachael Shagott, Principal Consultant, Best Practice Quality (
Title: “Toying Around with Six Sigma: What’s in the Toybox?
Abstract: Learn how Six Sigma is applied in the Toy and Juvenile Products industry to build safe quality toys in overseas factories. This presentation will introduce six sigma basic concepts and demonstrate how six sigma tools are used and modified to fit within an industry that is unique as it is primarily set in Asia where there are different cultural and language barriers and where products are often only launched and manufactured for one season. Tools introduced are 5s, Pareto Analysis, Fishbone Diagrams, Cpk, DOE, and Weibull Analysis.
This presentation is designed for entry level quality practitioners and ASQ members looking for a refresher.

Biography: Rachael Shagott has worked within the world of Quality for over 35 years. In the past 20+ years she has dedicated her work to ensuring consumer goods primarily within the Toy & Juvenile Products industry are designed and manufactured to meet rigorous product safety and quality requirements. She has worked at Fisher-Price, Tomy, and Munchkin prior to launching her own consulting business Best Practice Quality LLC. In her previous career life, she also worked in aerospace for Moog, Inc and automotive for Trico Products. Throughout her career, Rachael has travelled extensively working with Quality colleagues in 15 countries including living in Ireland while she installed and implemented ISO9001.
Rachael holds a BS in Industrial Technology from Buffalo State College and an MBA from Canisius College. Additionally, she holds six ASQ certifications – CBA, CQA, CQE, CQMOE, CRE, CSSGB. Rachael is actively involved in ASQ. She was the ASQ CRE Exam Chair previously and currently is the ASQ Phoenix Section Student Branch Liaison.

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Date & Time: 12/17/2020 06:00:00 PM MST