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


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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May meeting held at the Engineer’s Club

The evening starts with SEED presenting a Dance exhibition

Afterward, the “SMED Heads”, will present their award-winning improvement project. The SMED Heads are an international, cross-functional improvement team working at Mallinckrodt, the Pharmaceutical business of Coviden. The SMED Heads formed to evaluate and optimize the existing cleaning procedure for the large-scale production equipment in Mallinckrodt’s pharmaceutical salts facility. 

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Workshop: Converting your Quality Skills to the Healthcare Industry

Have you ever contemplated going into healthcare?  It is a growing industry and they need people from other industries with quality and process improvement skills.  Come attend this workshop to see what’s all involved in making the transition to the Healthcare Industry. As part of this workshop: well how examples of healthcare projects and  we will review resumes to see how you can tailor you quality skills to match the healthcare requirements. 

When: Jun. 22, 2013
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Where: St. Louis Community College – Corporate College
Facilitator: Kim Rochetti, President, Strategic Operating Systems
Sign up or ask questions by calling 314-838-4659.


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Facilitator Bio:

Kim Rochetti transitioned from Boeing Aerospace after 22 years and spent 2 years in healthcare, assisting them improve their processes.  She’s a Master Black Belt, CSSBB, CQE, and PMI PMP with about 30 years of process improvement experience.  She recently started her own consulting business, Strategic Operating Systems, deploying Continuous Improvement Systems at companies in various industries.

Second Annual Quality Vision Quest

Attention: All ASQ Members! We got so many great ideas last year that we want to hear from you again. We have implemented many of them too. Come give us your ideas for making our St. Louis chapter the best it can be. We want your help in defining our offerings and improving our organization. What kind of topics are you interested in? What kind of venues would be ideal? Are there some different activities or education you’d like have ASQ start providing? What communications do you need or want? Is there something we can add to our website?

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