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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Tom Crespi 21 MAR 2017 ASQ Meeting at Sybergs

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Tom Crespi, Manager, Change Management at Graybar

 Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017

 Engaging Employees in the Digital Age.

Digital transformation is a buzzword phrase these days, and arguably the transformation has been occurring for decades. Today, we can pick up our phones and do things that would previously take large computers to do, if they even could. At times digital becomes annoying, but tools are emerging that can allow us to engage employees on teams and in departments like never before, whether they’re in the same room or scattered across the globe. To Tom, the smart use of these tools is CI at work – they can keep teams more connected, helping them to get things done faster and better.   He looks forward to sharing his insights and real-world examples with you.

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Amit Kothari 21 MAR 2017 ASQ Meeting at Sybergs

Amit Kothari

Amit Kothari, CEO, Tallyfy

 Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017

 How Artificial Intelligence Can Transform Quality and Operations Management
The age of truly proactive (instead of reactive) operations and quality management is finally here. With the data that’s now being collected from people doing business processes – whether repetitive or one-off, we need to seize the opportunity to use machine learning/AI for proactive operations management. This talk focuses on macro technology trends in the last decade. We will focus on the specific ingredients that are finally in place for machine learning technologies to help non-technical users do business processes at consistently higher quality. We also talk about the opportunities to predict operational delays and failures before they actually happen.
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TechShop Tour 18 APR 2017 ASQ Meeting

 Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017

TechShop is the World’s First Open-Access Workshop

Come on in. Introduce yourself to staff, take a tour, sign up for a class. Join us for special tour for ASQ. We can’t wait to help you Build Your Dreams HERE!

TechShop is a community-based workshop and prototyping studio on a mission to democratize access to the tools of innovation. Packed with cutting-edge tools, equipment, and computers loaded with design software featuring the Autodesk Design Suite, we offer the space to make, and the support and camaraderie of a community of makers.

 

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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

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  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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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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