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In my last Chair’s Message, I talked about goals—wrapping up the Quality Management Division’s 2020 goals and setting goals for 2021. When we set those 2020 goals, none of us could have predicted the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects, including effects on the QMD’s goals. Whether we realize it or not, many of us probably used the plan-do-check-act ... more
Posted by Jerry Rice on Quality Management Division Apr 9, 2021 9:47 AM CDT
Editor’s Notes | Sandy L. Furterer Sandy L. Furterer PhD, MBA , is an associate professor and department chair in the Engineering Management, Systems and Technology Department at the University of Dayton. She holds ASQ certifications, which include the ASQ Certified Quality Manager/Organizational Excellence, Certified Quality Engineer, and ... more
Posted by Jerry Rice on Quality Management Division Apr 9, 2021 9:36 AM CDT
Featured Article From the QMD Leadership CMC By Tiziana (Tiz) Benvenuto ABOUT THE AUTHOR Tiziana (Tiz) Benvenuto is a Certified Management Consultant, Leadership Coach and a Barrett Values Centre Certified Practitioner in the Cultural Transformation Tools®. During over nearly 30 years of assisting profit and not-for-profit ... more
Posted by Jerry Rice on Quality Management Division Mar 29, 2021 9:21 AM CDT

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Douglas Wood
Excuse me if there are those of you who have written to this topic before, but I would like to see if the subject matter ...
Christopher Chin
Hello, Not sure if there is an answer already here, but here goes: Are we allowed to post job offers here on the ...
Not sure about the etiquette, but it would be great if you could also post it at:
https://careers.asq.org/jobs
Thanks Gordon. I didn't know the careers section existed. I'll post the opportunity there.
Emma Raven
I thought it would be fun to share what was your most memorable training experience and what made it memorable? My ...
I was in a Problem Solving/CAPA training class, and the instructor started to share the example that was being ...
Great question Emma. I love when the instructor is dynamic and entertaining as well as informed. I once had a high ...
Susan Gorveatte ‍ You've reminded me of my freshman Biology teacher. He stood on the lab table and said ...
Real business stories that directly illustrate the theories being taught are best. Sometimes stories from daily ...
Susan Gorveatte
Hi Folks, with an upcoming third-party audit, I thought I add a bit of fun into the QMS. I was thinking about sending ...
Thats a good idea. I've been having HR include our Quality and Enviromental statements in our monthly news letter. ...
I think this is a wonderful idea. I do something similar for safety but haven’t for ISO. To help with quality policy ...
Thanks, I like the magnet idea, the ISO bling is always a good idea.
Faith Allem ‍ I'm thinking you can take the safety thing and do something similar with quality. I am addicted to ...
Dienye Atemie
Hi friends, I need a guide. Is there a simple template or method to measure, analyze and evaluate a set quality ...
Susan Gorveatte
Hi, I was looking for ideas for a hands-on activity that I could have our group perform: like a 5S for their home ...
Susan Gorveatte Mar '21
5S in a home office is an excellent idea right now, as many people are still working from home. Kitchens are also ...
Thanks, Mark, I love the kitchen idea.
There is a fairly well-known video in Lean circles on making toast that seems relevant

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Hi Susan,
What a great idea. I look forward to looking into this more myself and seeing what ideas others have as ...
I remember the lean activity making paper airplanes. It illustrated the effects of movement of product, tac time ...
Hi Susan,
The coffee idea is always a safe go to because of everyone's familiarity with the process - minus ...
Janet Ford-McMillan:
I remember the lean activity making paper airplanes. It illustrated the effects of ...
Ernestine Harte:
Hi Susan,
The coffee idea is always a safe go to because of everyone's familiarity with the ...
Norm Howe
Hello All, You might be interested in a book called "The Problem with Quality Management: Process orientation, ...
Norm Howe Mar '21
Dear Norm,
I have read this book and believe that it represents "horribly inept" academic. First she constructs a ...
John Ross John Ross Mar '21
Greg,

Now I really want to read the book to understand the author and the comments on the book.

Thanks,

John
Norm Howe Norm Howe Mar '21
Well, Greg, I did read the book. Your comment sums up my views perfectly. I wanted to let people draw their own ...
Dear John and Norm,
Do you think it would be worth my time to provide a detailed rebuttal to Bettina Warzechna's ...
John Ross John Ross Mar '21
Norm,
I read the book with an open mind. I found the book to be valid and justified. I could relate to many of the ...
Norm Howe Norm Howe Mar '21
Hi John,
I think that Quality professionals should at least take a look at the book. Not because it's well written. ...
Hi Greg,
1) Nice webinar yesterday. 2) No, don't waste your time. I mentioned the book only because of the venom that ...
Daniel Zrymiak
Five years ago, ASQ was in its 70th year and we had the WCQI in Milwaukee. At the time, networking ranged from formal ...
Daniel Zrymiak Feb '21
Hello, Peggy Milz ‍ , Douglas Wood ‍ , Stephanie Thompson ‍ . These are ideas that could be applied toward the ...
Dear Daniel,

This is a most interesting "thinking experiment!"

When I was consulting to Nokia Mobile Phones in the ...
Daniel,

Interesting topic and certainly a great challenge. Have you seen the Clubhouse social network? It is an ...
Adeel Syed
Can anyone advise, how much is the notice period an organization has to give to the existing certification body if ...
Adeel Syed Feb '21
I believe it is more of contractual matter and a strategy decision for your company. Review the contract. It also ...
Hi Adeel,
I have done this in the past a couple of times and have found the detail to be within the contract with the ...
Grace Duffy
I am working on a guide for designing and implementing a healthcare QMS that considers relationships beyond the ...
Grace Duffy Feb '21
Great question Grace, I am also interested in this topic. I am expecting the "soft skills" to be included here for ...
Hi Grace, I could be way off, but the skills and aptitudes needed for performance improvement professionals seem ...
Susan, this is very helpful. Thank you. I am working on the QMS technical report for our HQIC and wanted another ...
Tim Dalton Tim Dalton Feb '21
Very nice list. I'm about to bring in a trainee and will put the whole thing in front of them for something to look ...

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