George Friesen 19 MAR 2019 ASQ Dinner at Syberg’s

George Friesen, Lean Business Practice Leader, Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019

Barriers to a Lean Transformation

While Lean work processes have driven significant improvements in work processes across many sectors of our economy, all too often continuous improvement doesn’t happen.  Gains in productivity and product/process quality initially made using Lean work processes are not sustained, and the organization reverts to its pre-Lean condition.  The results? Wasted money and cynical workforces. This presentation will review those forces that stand as barriers to the development of a sustainable Lean transformation and suggest ways of eliminating these barriers.

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Matt Ingram 19 MAR 2019 ASQ Dinner at Syberg’s

Matt Ingram, Consultant

Matt Ingram, Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019

Principles for Creating and Delivering Effective Presentations

PowerPoint and other slideshow software tools are ubiquitous in the business world. But sometimes the tool is used ineffectively, leading to the “death by PowerPoint” phenomenon. Backlash against the overuse and misuse of PowerPoint has led some leaders in business and government to forbid its use. This presentation is intended to provide principles for creating and delivering effective presentations every time, whether using PowerPoint or not.

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James leads 18 April 2019 ASQ LUNCH at Engineers Club

Thursday, Apr 18, 2019

Ameren’s Drones in Daily Operations

Join us and your fellow members at the Engineers Center for a JOINT MEETING with the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers. This LUNCH MEETING will feature James Pierce who will speak about Ameren’s innovative and system reliability focused approach to deploying drones as a daily operation. Weather permitting, there will be a drone demonstration.

This luncheon will discuss Ameren’s innovative and system reliability focused approach to deploying drones as a daily operation. Weather permitting there will be a demonstration.

Ameren is deploying and utilizing unmanned aerial technology in multiple business lines with a focus on cost savings, reliability, safety and customer satisfaction. Drones are being used daily throughout Ameren’s service territory to inspect power lines, vegetation, gas and generation facilities with a high degree of success. Benefits are even being seen in storm restoration, where drone crews are able to assess damage in difficult to access areas in a fraction of the time a foot patrol would take.

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