Value Stream Mapping workshop

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.

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12th Annual ASQ Lean-Sigma Conference at SIUC

The 12TH ANNUAL ASQ LEAN-SIGMA CONFERENCE AT SIUCSIUC

will be held Thursday, April 30, 2015 on the 2nd floor of the S.I.U.C. campus Student Center, 1225 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL.
Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m., sessions start at 8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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St. Louis Supply Chain Mixer

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.

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Using Lean, Six Sigma and Human Factors to prevent patients from falling

Laurie WolfTuesday, May 19, 2015

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.

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Annual Awards and Elections

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014

awardsAnnual Awards

Have you received an ASQ certification this past year?  Come and be recognized for your quality achievement at the St. Louis Section 1304 Annual Awards night.  Recipients of ASQ Certifications are eligible for a complementary dinner.

Annual Elections

Every year we elect section officers for key leadership committee positions.

  • Section Chair
  • Section Chair-Elect
  • Section Treasurer
  • Section Secretary

The leadership committee plans, coordinates, and leads all section events; assists members with ASQ opportunities; and represents the section at ASQ functions.  Section leadership provides an excellent opportunity to develop management skills, give back to your section, and help others on their quality journey.  Open positions are available for those ready to take the challenge.

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James Canham, VP of Pharmacy Operations, Express Scripts

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Express Scripts Facility Tour and Presentation

Learn how Express Scripts Holding Co. became the only St. Louis company to crack the top 50 on this year’s Fortune 500 list. The pharmacy benefits manager landed at No. 24 on this year’s list, which ranks the nation’s largest corporations based on revenue.  Express Scripts manages prescription benefits for tens of millions of Americans on behalf of thousands of clients, including health plans and plan sponsors for employers, unions and government organizations throughout the nation.

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Joint Meeting of PMI and ASQ

Brittany HagedornGet the Most from Simulation 6/26

Risk analysis is part of every decision we make. We are constantly faced with uncertainty, ambiguity, and variability. And even though we have unprecedented access to information, we can’t accurately predict the future. This presentation will look at three techniques to help mitigate risk.

Monte Carlo Simulation is a computerized mathematical technique that allows people to account for risk in quantitative analysis and decision making. Monte Carlo simulation furnishes the decision-maker with a range of possible outcomes and the probabilities they will occur for any choice of action.

Discrete Event Simulation (DES) is the process of codifying the behavior of a complex system as an ordered sequence of well-defined events. In this context, an event comprises a specific change in the system’s state at a specific point in time.

System Dynamics is an approach to understanding the behavior of complex systems over time. It deals with internal feedback loops and time delays that affect the behavior of the entire system.

Thursday, June 26, 2014 Joint meeting of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and American Society of Quality (ASQ)

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Robert Martichenko: Lean Leadership

Robert Martichenko

Robert Martichenko, CEO LeanCor

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 APICS/ASQ Joint Meeting

Learn all about lean leadership from a leading lean instructor.

Organizations have spent significant time and resources implementing Lean principles in their supply chains and businesses at large. However, the focus on process and Lean tools has left some organizations struggling to see long term sustained results. Join Robert as he discusses the most important part of any Lean initiative, the importance of creating Lean Leaders who understand and focus on the power of people.

Robert will outline the key differences of Lean Leadership and traditional leadership. As well, Robert will show how true sustained results can be achieved by creating problem solving cultures where people are engaged in the business to continuously improve processes across the entire supply chain.

Note: This is a joint meeting with the Association for Operations Management (APICS) and ASQ.

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St. Louis Supply Chain/Quality Networking Event

Kick off the holidays with great beer, great food and great conversation at the St. Louis Supply Chain/Quality Networking Event co-hosted by four 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 three “Table Talk” mini-seminars. Hot and cold appetizers and a Cash bar.  

Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Central

Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood, MO 63143

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ASQ Innovation Conference Saturday, October 26, 2013

Keynote: John Timmerman, ASQ Chair
Saturday, October 26, 2013 • Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel Sacramento, CA

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Innovation is today where quality management was 25 years ago.
It is often confined to a small group  of people in your organization—these
great ideas and useful approaches are not always well publicized and do
not always engage all of your people. Innovation can also mean different
things to different people.

 

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