ASQ 1106 May Sct Meeting - Improving Effectiveness of Visual Inspection & ASQ Recertification Info

When:  May 16, 2024 from 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Northeast Tennessee Section

ASQ 1106 Section Meeting

Thursday May 16, 2024 (Virtual with Zoom)

Agenda (Eastern time zone):

5:30 - 5:45 Log in and socialize time

5:45 – 6:45 Improving Effectiveness of Visual Inspection by Ted Schorn (Recorded session)

6:45 – 7:00 Break

7:00 – 8:00 How to Achieve ASQ Recertification and Review of Recent Changes in the 2024 Recertification Handbook by Jill O’Dell (Live Session)

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Improving Effectiveness of Visual Inspection

Abstract: This presentation will review the visual inspection process and apply good quality engineering practice to the process elements that lead to errors, recognizing and accounting for the relevant human factors.

This webinar is for you if you are:

·     Responsible for quality where visual inspection is utilized.

·     Considering AI/neural net or machine vision systems but gasp at the cost or difficulty of application.

In this informative 60-minute recorded presentation, you will learn:

  • The visual inspection process sequence.
  • How humans see and the limitations of human vision.
  • Process elements responsible for miss and false alarm rates and effective countermeasures.

Speaker Bio: Ted Schorn is a senior member of ASQ and has over 40 years of quality management experience having worked in medical, aerospace, and automotive quality. Ted currently serves as Vice President responsible for quality and product development for Enkei America, Inc. Ted is the principal of Schorn Consulting, LLC, and has written three texts, Improving the Effectiveness of Visual Inspection, Understanding the Wheel Fastening System on Trailers, and his newest book released in 2023, Process Control for Engineers. Ted teaches and constructs courses for the Cast Metals Institute and has been awarded the gold medal and scientific merit awards from American Foundry Society. He is a frequent conference speaker and serves as president of the Lean Network, Inc. a nonprofit corporation focused on quality improvement through the application of lean manufacturing principles within the Honda supply chain.

Abstract:  How to Achieve ASQ Recertification and Review of Recent Changes in the 2024 Recertification Handbook

After initial certification, one must carry out specific professional development requirements to recertify every three years and provide documentation in support. All activities must relate or correspond to at least one area of the Body of Knowledge (BoK) for an individual’s certification(s).

Continuing Competency refers to the demonstration of specified levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities not only at the time of initial certification, but throughout an individual’s professional career. ASQ mandates maintenance of one’s credential through activities that reinforce continued competence. Maintaining one’s ASQ certification is crucial to professional growth, fluency, and status within the industry and is a mandatory requirement of certification. The recent changes for 2024 will be reviewed and this session will focus on a few examples of paths one may choose to achieve re-certification in the future.

o   A quality professional with a full-time job

o   A quality consultant only working part-time

o   A retired quality professional 

For more information on recertification see Quality Recertification - How to Recertify via Exam or Journal | ASQ

For more information on ASQE, the professional body behind the scenes which develops the ASQ Certification Body of Knowledge and manages all aspects of the certification process, click here.

Speaker Bio: Jill O’Dell is a seasoned quality systems professional with over 22 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. She has held various leadership, guidance, and oversight roles in quality management for multiple organizations. She is proficient in managing quality systems within the biotech industry, both in contract development and manufacturing (CDMO) sites and in a virtual capacity. She has extensive experience in GxP audits, supplier quality programs, and inspection readiness. She is an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) and an active ASQ member since 2015. She currently serves as the 2024 Chair of the Board of ASQ Section 1106, after fulfilling different board member roles in the section over the past several years.


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