Rod Toro 21 FEB 2017 ASQ Meeting at Favazza

Rod Toro

Rod Toro, Edward Jones, Firm Operational Excellence

21 Feb 2017

Using TRIZ Innovation Techniques in Transactional Settings

The “Theory of Inventive Problem Solving” or “Theory of the Solution of Inventive Problems” known as TRIZ, as developed by Ginrich Altshuller, has been difficult to effectively use in a wide variety of settings.  Creativity has been viewed as an art with innovation a close cousin. Ginrich uses a more disciplined tool to look for opportunities to improve the process.

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Jesse Stevenson 21 FEB 2017 ASQ Dinner at Favazza

Jesse 5-14-16  21 Feb 2017

  The U.S. Coast Guard, a perspective from one who served

 “The best angle to approach a problem is the TRY-angle”
Jesse Stevenson, PhD, Quality Prof. /ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt/Six Sigma Green Belt Instructor/ASQ CMQ/OE Excellence/ASQ CQIA, BA in Industrial Technology, MBA, Master in Quality Systems Management, and PhD. Business Administration in Quality Systems Management.

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March 14, 2017 – SLU CONVERGENCE 2017 – INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE IN SUPPLY CHAIN & OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

SLUASQ – St. Louis, as part of the St. Louis Operations Collective, would like to announce:

(Operations Collective represents the Center for Supply Chain Management at Saint Louis University, APICS, ASQ, CSCMP, ISM, NDTA, and the Transportation Club of St.  Louis)

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The First Year in the Life of a Startup

Bryan Sapot

Bryan Sapot

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017

The First Year in the Life of a Startup

In October 2015 I had an idea one year later I have a product, customers and won an Arch Grant. I will discuss how the process I followed for creating a new company, defining and developing the product and the Arch Grants process. I will share what went well and what I would do differently.

Our product is SensrTrx a manufacturing analytics application that helps small to medium sized manufacturing companies better understand capacity, downtime and quality.

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Lean Six Sigma in the Healthcare Industry

KATIE CASTREE, MHA, ASQ CSSBB Performance Improvement Leader | Lean Six Sigma

KATIE CASTREE
Performance Improvement Leader | Lean Six Sigma

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017

Lean Six Sigma in the Healthcare Industry

Katie Castree will present on how Lean Six Sigma can be applied within the healthcare industry today. Presentation will include both general information and real life case studies from successful programs and projects.

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2016 Annual Quality Conference

St. Louis – Section 1304Register-Now

2016 Annual Quality Conference

Quality, Today to Tomorrow

November 3rd, 2016

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Oh My Gosh, It’s the 2016 Awards Dinner

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016omg-josh

A Night of Comedy and ASQ Awards

 

Epworth Christmas

or 150 years, Epworth Children & Family Services has provided the St. Louis community with essential youth development services that have helped thousands of children overcome severe emotional and behavioral challenges caused by abuse or neglect.

Oh My Gosh Josh, aka Joshua Routh is a nationally recognized entertainer, and a founding member of the performing troupe, Circus Kaput. As well as being an exceptional physical comedian Josh is an accomplished magician, juggler, hypnotist, sideshow performer and acrobat. He has performed in 42 states, for thousands of people in many diverse venues. Including the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC!

And if that isn’t enough, there will be an opportunity to start your holidays early, with a GIVING TREE to benefit Epworth Children and Family Services.

Bring a gift, or just bring a donation and we’ll do the shopping for you!

  • Bring a gift for the Children of Epworth
  • Dinner
  • The annual presentation of ASQ awards
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Transitioning to ISO 9001:2015

Transformer Repair and Engineering

Sandi Mohr
Quality Manager, ABB Inc.,

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016

Are you responsible for transitioning your quality management system to ISO 9001:2015?  Have you delayed your implementation because you are not sure how to implement the changes?  Have you completed a gap analysis yet?

This presentation will share the tools we used and tips we learned to assist us in an easy transition.    It will focus on how we addressed the revised process auditing and risk requirements, and other helpful tips.

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Accelerated Stress Testing for Robust and Reliable Product Design

Accelerated Stress Testing

John J. Paschkewitz, P.E., CRE Principal Consultant and Owner Product Assurance Engineering, LLC

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016

Accelerated Stress Testing for Robust and Reliable Product Design

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Three Critical Behaviors That Experts and Professionals Do That Novices Miss

Thomas Browdy PhDTuesday, Sep 20, 2016

This talk will bring out the importance of experts using stories and metaphors, how these stories and metaphors should be used, and where to apply them most effectively. Also discussed will be the skillful use of language by experts to solve problems that cannot be taken on with textbook solutions (addressing an intermediate zone of practice). Lastly the social aspects of educating those that work around the expert will be highlighted.

The behavior of experts is often off-conscious and defies personal examination by them. It is through careful interviews and dialog that we can discover the characteristics that make the expert so good at what they do, and thus providing the opportunity for others to learn at a much greater rate. Three critical behaviors were revealed as a result of analyzing 14 interviews of expert project managers.

These behaviors are:  One, communicating often using stories or metaphors, two, creating innovative solutions to problems, and three, educating other stakeholders with social realities in mind. These three behaviors lead to more successful outcomes, are the preferred way for managing tough situations, make the expert professional easier to work for and with, and overall make them more valuable to their firms.

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