Frank Bell 16 NOV 2021 ASQ VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Frank Bell

Frank Bell, Staff Executive Director

Tuesday, Nov 16, 2021 VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Measuring What Matters –
How a Little Nonprofit Learned to Thrive Amid a Pandemic

Frank Bell is the staff executive director for Elevate St. Louis, who is building long-term, life-changing relationships with urban youth, equipping them to thrive and contribute to their community. Frank’s life can be summed up by his organization’s slogan, “No one gets there alone”. Every accomplishment he has achieved has always come by working alongside people who work for the good of their communities.

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Michael Scofield 20 SEP 2021 ASQ VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Michael Scofield MBA

Michael Scofield, Assistant Clinical Professor, Loma Linda University

Monday, Sep 20, 2021 VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Improving Decision-Making With Expanded Data Sources

Learn not just upon raw data quality & data management, but the acquisition, screening, packaging, and presentation of information for decision-making.  In particular, getting executive decision-makers to understand what threats are lurking outside their immediate cognition or “bubble”.  We consider three kinds of “cognitive horizons”—spatial-geographic, cultural and economic, and (interestingly) time itself.

The concept of situation awareness is related to getting the “big picture” of reality, which involves seeking and using more data from external sources not previously known of. Three kinds of “situational awareness” are discussed in parallel—personal, enterprise, and nation-state.  We will look at how the intelligence community of a nation-state looks beyond its borders (and oceans) to understand the emerging threats to its interests at home and abroad.

Similarly, executives (and their knowledge-workers) need to cultivate new sources of information and insights about the market, and changes in the culture and economy which may affect their success or survival.  The best information can be ignored; great examples in recent American history.   We discuss the rapid rate of change in cultural and economic forces.  E.g. 40 years ago, nobody imagined how cheap solar panels could be in creating electricity.

The difference between data and information is important, and information for executive decision-making must consider the audience’s numeracy, literacy, biases, and vocabulary.  What we don’t know can hurt us. This lecture draws from concepts in my 23 years of previous workshops in data quality, data visualization, and the data-to-understanding supply chain.
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Emory and Saunders 06 OCT 2021 ASQ VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Richard Emory

Richard Emory

Wednesday, Oct 6, 2021 VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Coming Climate Crisis – Whatcha gonna do when it comes for you?

How might climate change impact your company and your role as a quality professional?

What can you do to prepare? What can be done to prevent catastrophic outcomes?

David Saunders

David Saunders, CC-P

This workshop will provide scientific evidence of climate change; discuss legal, social, and political issues; and suggest actions for prevention. The requirements for becoming a certified Climate Change Professional (CC-P©) will be discussed.

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Abhi Gupta 17 June 2021 ASQ VIRTUAL Presentation – 6PM

Abhimanyu (Abhi) Gupta, Instructor of data science and business analytics at the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University

Thursday, June 17, 2021 VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Data Analytics, Information and Knowledge

There is a difference between information and knowledge. Knowledge is the information that helps us act better. In our life or business, we usually have access to a lot of information, but we sometimes struggle to convert them into knowledge. The discipline of data analytics guides us in converting information into patterns and insights in the current world. 

This workshop aims to demonstrate how some basic data analytics skills help us make better decisions in our business and life. In this session, we will first play a business simulation game. Then we will apply some fundamental data analytics concepts and techniques to learn how we can perform better. Lastly, we will apply our strategies to be better at the simulation game.

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THE NEW QUALITY “YOU”

Loucon 2021

Be part of the exciting team to plan our annual Quality Conference:

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Ryan Carris 20 May 2021 ASQ VIRTUAL Presentation – 7PM

Ryan Carris, MSc, CSSBB

Process Chemist, Sensient Colors LLC

Thursday, May 20, 2021 VIRTUAL 7PM Presentation

Six Sigma for Batch Processes


Batch processing is useful when user interaction isn’t required at each individual step. However, batch processes run less often and pack more variables into each step, which makes statistical tools harder to use, and requires investigators to rely on a combination of methods and skills to identify root causes.

This presentation will give a case study on the application of Six Sigma to an industrial batch process where Statistical Process Control alone would not have illuminated the root cause of quality failures.

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IATF Audit Help

Vitro in O’Fallon, MO is looking for consulting help for their upcoming IATF audit at the end of May.

If interested contact Dave Reck + 1 (636) 240-0047

QA Senior Technician St. Louis MO Job Opportunity

Thermo Fisher Scientific has an opening at  St. Louis, MO location for a QA Senior Technician.

Job ID:  138126BR

This is a non-supervisory role, reporting to the Supervisor of QA Operations at the Thermo Fisher St. Louis site. This is a day shift position to cover production activities. This position would be expected to work a rotating schedule that includes weekend work. The St. Louis site is part of the Biologics division.

 

Link to posting:  https://jobs.thermofisher.com/global/en/search-results?m=3&keywords=138126br

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