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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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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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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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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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

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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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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