Thursday, Apr 16, 2015
Language to Engage: Shifting our Questions from Why to What
We are Quality. We lead. We strive for excellence.
How might our quest for perfection get in our way? What might we stop doing to lead more effectively?
This session will highlight lessons learned and discoveries from a 20-year Quality professional.Read More»
Mallinckrodt St. Louis ASQ International Team Excellence
This presentation will explore “Project Ioverhaul”, the story of how global demand for Optiray contrast agent surged unexpectedly, and an immediate response was needed. Classic quality tools were used to reduce lab delays beyond expectations yielding reduced backorders, cost-avoidance, improved customer relations, and support of Mallinckrodt’s zero-defect culture!Read More»
Networking Happy Hour Hosted by
APICS | American Society for Quality | Institute for Supply Management | Transportation Club
April 30, 2015
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Kick off springtime with great food and great conversation at the St. Louis Supply Chain Mixer co-hosted by 4 premier professional organizations. Here’s a great opportunity to reach beyond your current professional circle and make new connections. Bring your colleagues, your boss and your significant other for a festive night out in good company.
The program will include 4 “Table Talk” mini-seminars. Participate in all four 20-minute sessions to be entered for your chance to win fabulous prizes!
Hot and cold plates provided. Cash bar available.Read More»
This presentation will discuss how Lean, Six Sigma and Human Factors Engineering were used to prevent falls for oncology patients. Highlights from three case studies conducted as part of research for PhD requirements will be reviewed. Advantages and disadvantages of the three different mythologies will be compared as they were used to prevent patients from falling while in the hospital.
Case Study #1 used Lean techniques such as standard work to improve fall risk assessment and intervention selection.
Case Study #2 used Six Sigma tools to investigate root causes of falls. An intervention called “Patient Partnering” was developed to encourage patients to call for help and participate in preventing their own falls. There were no falls with serious injury for over 12 months.
Case Study #3 was a qualitative study based on Human Factors principles to understand patient’s perception of fall risk. It was found that patients did not think they would fall and felt particularly safe and protected while in hospital.Read More»
There are many tools in the Lean toolbox. Value Stream Mapping is one of the most powerful yet underutilized tools.
This presentation will walk through an example of creating the Current State, Ideal State, and Future State Value Stream Maps. A case study discussion of the “value” provided by value stream mapping will be focused on during this presentation.
St. Louis YMCA Book Fair
Do you love books? If you do, you can have fun and help your St. Louis Section of ASQ support the YMCA’s annual book fair. Each year, hundreds of thousands of books are donated to the Y. This allows the Y to offer a large selection of new and quality used books at reasonable prices. Our goal is donate 100 hours to the Book Fair effort in the name of ASQ St. Louis.Read More»
Mercy Hospital St. Louis LEANs into Labor and Birth Improvements
This presentation will explore the year long journey utilizing LEAN techniques aimed at all aspects an expecting mother encounters while in the care of Mercy Hospital.
The goal: to reduce waiting and improve patient throughput while increasing satisfaction levels. The approach included week long rapid improvement events each month through the project life cycle.Read More»
Thursday, Mar 19, 2015
Using Data to Manage Suppliers
This presentation will explore the data driven process of using data to manage suppliers.
The Effects of Change Management on Six Sigma Project Success: Is there a Correlation?
Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
Understanding and Leading Business Change is vital to making progress and achieving higher level of results.
This presentation will explain the process of change, how to get past resistance, and how to use tools to enable faster change.