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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Jim Duarte 14 MAY 2019 ASQ Dinner at Engineers Club

Jim Duarte LSSMBB

Jim Duarte, ASQ Fellow, CQE, CSSBB, LSSMBB

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Skills and Requirements of Data Science

Data science is the process of asking meaningful questions, and getting answers, from data.  By that definition quality professionals are, and always have been, data scientists. This presentation examines the breadth of skills and requirements for data scientists from the perspective of the quality professional. Based on observations from consulting in both quality and data science fields, four types of data scientists will be described in detail: the strategist, the boundary spanner, the applications ninja, and the communicator or storyteller. Quality professionals need not feel proficient in all forms of data science. By understanding these areas, quality professionals can identify new opportunities for professional development that naturally leverage their strengths and career histories.

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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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Ross Boyd 19 FEB 2019 ASQ Dinner at Favazza’s

Ross Boyd, CEO TruQC

19 Feb 2019

Building Digital Transformation

Learn how to capture information in real time at the point of use. All digitally, online, and with fast remote access. Case study examples will be provided to illustrate how to build paperless solution that are used throughout quality, auditing and inspection.

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Anita Marx 19 Feb 2019 ASQ Dinner at Favazza

Anita L Marx, AIM Consulting, LLC

19 Feb 2019

Apply fundamentals of Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence to improve project results!

Ever wonder why most projects, plans, training programs, or processes fail to deliver expected results?

The answer lies in the Baldrige Excellence Framework. Whether you work for a company that uses the Baldrige or not, understanding the fundamentals of The Criteria for Performance Excellence will help you improve project results.

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IATF 16949:2016 Transition Training


Satisfy IATF 16949 Training transition requirements covering the latest IATF Automotive Quality Management Systems (QMS) standard.

This 1-day course is designed to familiarize you with the changes needed by IATF 16949:2016 from ISO/TS 16949:2009. This class will allow you to:

  • Identify the gaps in your current system
  • Develop your implementation strategy
  • Plan your transition.

Class Dates: Friday – May 17, 2019 (8:30 to 4:30)
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

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Dr. Alex Vidan 15 JAN 2019 ASQ Dinner at Forrest Park Golf Course Clubhouse

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019

Alex Vidan DC

Dr. Alex Vidan, Vidan Family Chiropractic

Getting to the Root Cause of Compromised Health

Dr. Vidan will be discussing logical approaches to correcting the root cause of some of the most common health concerns affecting your family.

While many professions are concerned with changing the environment to suit the weakened body, my concern is with strengthening the body to suit the environment. I look for, and most often times discover, the root CAUSE of the problem. I do not treat symptoms…but the cause of what ails you.

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