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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George Friesen: Lean Transformations at Rug Doctor

George Friesen, Business Practice Leader

George Friesen, Business Practice Leader – Lean Transformations at St. Louis Community College

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014
Learn how St. Louis Community College’s Center for Business, Industry and Labor (CBIL), a department within the Workforce and Community Development division, has provided lean training and consulting services for RugDoctor’s manufacturing facility in Fenton, Mo.  to transform their work spaces.

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Jim Sealy: Energize Your Communications

Jim Sealey Dale Carnegie Training

Jim Sealy President/CEO Dale Carnegie Training – St. Louis

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014

The Number One reason that initiatives fail is because people tasked with executing the job aren’t engaged in an appropriate way. 

Communicating with more energy and excitement changes a boring meeting into a dynamic and profitable one. In this workshop, we will learn techniques to inspire and motivate individuals and teams, unleashing the potential of the presenter and breaking out of a stagnant comfort zone to communicate who you really are.
Learning to Energize Your Communications focuses on the most consistent challenge of process improvement programs – involving, engaging, and maintaining enthusiastic employee participation across all levels of the organization.
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Kim Rochetti, What’s Going on at ASQ in 2014

Kim Rochetti

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 Favazza
State of ASQ Region 13




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Milton Krivokuca: ASQ Division Membership Benefits

Milton Krivokuca, Quality Management Division

Milton Krivokuca

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 Favazza

Using the ASQ-Quality Management Division as an example, this presentation will examine the benefits associated with division membership.

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Ian Meggarrey: Quality Management Isn’t Rocket Science, but It Helps

Ian Meggarrey

Ian Meggarrey

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 Sunset 44 Bistro

Launching a satellite into orbit is no small feat.  Add in a multi-national workforce from four continents and components from all around the globe, and what could possibly go wrong?

This presentation covers some of the good, the bad, and the ugly from just such an endeavor.  Can you figure out the final result before it is revealed?

A personal account of Quality Management in action, of a satellite launch Ian supported in South America a few years ago.

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Bob Dorste: Excellence in an Imperfect World

Bob Dorste, Vice President, Excellence in Missouri Foundation

Bob Dorste, Vice President, Excellence in Missouri Foundation

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 Sunset 44 Bistro

Excellence in an Imperfect World… How does an organization manage in a world of high unemployment, increased regulation, fickle consumers and increasing expenses?  It isn’t easy.  But there is a time-proven model that provides answers.

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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


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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