2016 Annual Quality Conference
Quality, Today to Tomorrow
November 3rd, 2016Read More»
A Night of Comedy and ASQ Awards
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
- The annual presentation of ASQ awards
Hussmann’s “Global Hub” Retail Innovation Center
This meeting will include a visit to Hussmann’s “Global Hub” Retail Innovation Center. The structure of the Global Hub, with thirteen individual venues and touch pad technology, is designed to encourage creative and conceptual thinking that will evoke ideas and solutions to unleash the potential in food retailing. The venue provides a forum where Hussmann and food retailers can work together to uncover new ways to attract consumers, reduce operational costs and create a unique customer experience within their store. Visitors to the Global Hub will take part in a dynamic experience that encourages participation and collaboration.
In addition to the Global Hub there will be a plant tour and a buffet dinner.Read More»
Join us for a wine tasting by Jeff Rule from PRP Wines International in Maryland Heights, MO. Not only will we have excellent wines to sample, but Jeff will talk to us about how various vineyards ensure quality and consistency in the wines they bring to market.Read More»
Saturday, NOV 7, 2015 from 08:00 AM – 12:00 PM Central
Change management: why it’s critical to accelerate deployment of initiatives
Attend this workshop and learn about the change process, Change Management Steps, why it’s critical to accelerate deployment of initiatives, and several change management tools Get hands-on experience using the tools to be ready to deploy it at your business.
Learn how to become a change leader, needed personality / characteristics, and how these tools complement Lean, Six Sigma, and Project Management tools and concepts.
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
What are the new Document Requirements?
You will learn about the requirement for a quality manual — there is none! How about quality procedures — None! quality records — Only to the extent necessary… Hard requirements for documentation are replaced with the term “documented information”.
The new standard is focused less on documentation and more on performance, risk, and designing in quality.
Risk is the new focus to designing in quality.Read More»
Saturday, SEP 26, 2015 from 08:00 AM – 12:00 PM Central
What does ISO 9001:2015 require for risk analysis and risk management?
Learn what Risk Based Thinking is and how to apply it to your QMS.
While a formal process of risk analysis or risk management is not required in the ISO 9001:2015 standard, the concept of risk is included in eight areas of the current draft of the new standard.
1. Determining risks and opportunities that affect the quality management system.
2. Planning changes to the quality management system.
3. Evaluating processes, as part of the process approach.
4. Establishing appropriate controls of external providers (such as suppliers)
5. Identifying risks that can affect the company’s products, services, and overall customer satisfaction.
6. New product design and development risks.
7. Determining post-delivery support risks (e.g. warranty, maintenance, and other services).
8. Establishing monitoring and measurement of risks.
The inclusion of risk throughout the standard is referred to as “risk based thinking”. The standard does not require specific processes or procedures for risk analysis, like Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), but using FMEAs and Control Plans will provide a basis for risk analysis and management. In this fast paced class we will review some of the core tools used to identify, quantify, and control risks including: Process diagram, FMEA, and Control Plan.Read More»
Tuesday, Sept 15, 2015
Defect Mapping is a problem solving tool used to visually identify and track physical locations and types of defects on a product. As a defect occurs during a process on a product, the location of the defect is identified on a map.
The Defect Map provides information on the physical location of the defect on the product and additional pertinent information as well. The more visual you can capture issues, the easier it is to move forward to defining root cause and corrective action.
An introduction to the basics of reliability engineering that clarifies the definition of reliability and shows how it differs from many other quality functions. Key concepts, primary tools, and the impact of reliability are highlighted.
Examples from several products and industries are used to illustrate the role of reliability engineering. The presentation concludes with a description of the ASQ Reliability Division and the services it provides.Read More»
ASQ Section 1304 St. Louis Proudly presents
Value Stream Mapping Workshop
Saturday, May 30, 2015
A 4-hour hands on workshop conducted by Amy Slovacek, a value stream mapping expert from Lutheran Senior Services. This workshop is designed to help you learn techniques and enhance your skills using the Lean value stream mapping tool.Read More»