Mark Nordmeyer 19 SEP 2017 ASQ Meeting at Engr Club

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017

Mark Nordmeyer, Business Process Consultant, Wells Fargo Advisors

Business Process Management at Wells Fargo Advisors

Businesses must improve their processes continuously in order to remain competitive and achieve success.  Failure to make process improvement a priority will result in higher costs and lower revenue.  Also, your customers will be less satisfied and your employees less motivated if you continue to process “the same way as we always do” and never embark on an effort for improvement.  Whether it resides with some sort of exception handling, invoice payment, or human resource procedure, every company has at least one broken manual process.  To make matters worse, many companies may utilize several software applications to facilitate the completion of a process.

Business Process Management (BPM) is a discipline that can optimize, execute, control, and automate your process.  BPM can also measure and analyze your process to provide real-time metrics to make business decisions and influence future improvement efforts.

In short, BPM simplifies and streamlines your process to keep it running smoothly.  According to Gartner, BPM brings attention to the highest-value processes — the ones that are most aligned with the business goals and strategy — for the best return on investment. [McCoy, David W. (2011, July 22) Business Process Management (BPM) Key Initiative Overview.]

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Bartz and Theby 19 SEP 2017 ASQ Meeting at Engr Club

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017

Supplier Quality Assessment – from 0 to 80 in 2 years

Ameren’s Corporate Quality group is in its 2nd year of a critical supplier quality assessment program. The Program’s objective is to provide value, reduce both rework and risk, while supporting overall project goals. Ameren’s program consists of 4 phases; Supplier identification, Supplier program documentation review (desktop), Supplier quality process demonstration (on-site assessment) and defect/nonconformance performance monitoring (product/service).

The presentation will cover a general overview of Ameren’s assessment process; examples of supplier assessments; outline how Ameren’ Quality group works with the project team (engineering, sourcing, project management and the Supplier), and provide examples of the benefits realized from the program to date.

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Christine Bales 16 MAY 2017 ASQ Dinner at Engineers Club

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Blood Safety: A QMS, AABB Standards, GMP Practices and the Roadmap to Accreditation in sub-Saharan Africa

Presentation contents:

  • AABB’s Standards’ QSE’s (Quality System Essentials), Good Manufacturing Practices/Principles and Blood Safety (20 min)
  • Implementing Quality Management Systems in Developing Countries of Sub-Saharan Africa (20 min)
  • Q & A (5-10 min)
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Chuck Bauman 16 MAY 2017 ASQ Dinner at Engineers Club

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Need for More Critical Thinking

My presentation will highlight the need for more critical thinking, discuss some methods for increasing critical thinking systematically in an organization and make the case that critical thinking can be developed by the individual as a tool to increase influence and career progression within an organization.
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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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Chris Anderson 18 APR 2017 ASQ Meeting at TechShop

Chris Anderson Management Coach Bizmanualz, Inc

Chris Anderson, Management Coach, Bizmanualz, Inc.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017

What’s New in IATF 16949:2016 for Automotive Suppliers?

ISO/TS 16949:2009 has a new name and a few new changes.  The Automotive OEM’s are raising expectations to address systemic weaknesses in supply chain performance. They are adding new requirements for auditors, safety, and corporate responsibility. And they are adopting the same High Level Structure used in the ISO 9001:2015 standard.

NOTE: ISO/TS 16949:2009 certificates will be invalid after 9/14/18 and no CB Audits will take place for ISO/TS 16949:2009 after 10/1/17. If you have a registration or surveillance audit occurring within the next twelve months, you need to have a plan in place NOW!

Learn about the changing requirements in IATF 16949, how they might affect you, and what you need to know for the transition.

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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

Tom Crespi2

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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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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