Dr. Mark Lynch 16 JAN 2018 ASQ Dinner at Forrest Park Golf Course Clubhouse

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

Mark Lynch PhD PE

Mark Lynch, Development Team Lead, Superlative Technologies, Inc.

 ASQ’s Quality Body of Knowledge (QBOK) Framework

What is the Quality Book of Knowledge (BOK)? More importantly, what is in the BOK?

ASQ has created and maintained the Quality Body of Knowledge (QBOK) for a number of years.  The QBOK’s purpose is to assist in the knowledge and professional development of the quality community.  In this presentation, we will explore the QBOK Foundation, discuss many of the topics included, and discover where to find additional information on QBOK items.

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Tony Vago 16 JAN 2018 ASQ Dinner at Forrest Park Golf Course Clubhouse

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

Tony Vago, Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives, Mercy Hospital St. Louis

The Cost of (Poor) Quality: Why Do We Care?

Why do systems and processes fail, and what could some of the possible outcomes be when failure occurs? This presentation will look at why Quality professionals are needed in all industries and in all points of design, testing, and deployment of systems and processes. It will also look at why, when ignored, poor quality can be costly and even deadly.

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Dawn Newman 13 FEB 2018 ASQ Dinner at Favazza’s

Dawn Newman, Executive & Professional Coach and Organization Development Consultant

13 Feb 2018

Applied Creative Problem Solving – Building ASQ 1304’s Next Generation Value

Complex Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, and Creativity continue to top the list of future capabilities for Quality professionals. The Creative Problem Solving approach will tap into your creativity, spark fresh thinking, and uncover new ways to tackle complex challenges.

This workshop will explore the tools of Creative Problem Solving (CPS).

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Awards Night 05 DEC 2017 ASQ Dinner at Sunset 44 Bistro

Tuesday, Dec 05, 2017 Sunset 44 Bistro

2017 ASQ AWARDS NIGHT

5:00 – 6:00   REGISTRATION / NETWORKING
6:00 – 6:45   AWARDS PROGRAM
6:45 – 7:30   DINNER
7:30 – 8:30   EVENING PROGRAM – Trivia Fun night with an emcee reading the questions
At least one round will be quality-focused.
Answers will be submitted in teams (team size will be dependent on number of attendees)

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Jo Pang 17 OCT 2017 ASQ Dinner at Orlando Gardens

Jo Pang, management consultant, Slalom

Driving Quality From the Inside Out

As technology eliminates more simple, repetitive and purely logic-based labor, the work that’s generated requires more creativity, collaboration and empathy than ever. In other words, the Digital Age is enabling us to be more human. But are we ready to take advantage of that?

As quality professionals, being versed in process and technical capabilities as well as the invisible, but very real, psychological underpinnings of our organizations will be more important than ever.  This workshop will explore how we can develop our own skills through practical mindfulness training, and how this can positively impact our lives and the work that we do.

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Stephen Mundwiller 17 OCT 2017 ASQ Dinner at Orlando Gardens

Stephen Mundwiller, QM Liebel-Flarsheim, LLC

Traveling on International Business

 

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Mark Nordmeyer 19 SEP 2017 ASQ Meeting at Engr Club

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017

Mark Nordmeyer, Business Process Consultant, Wells Fargo Advisors

Business Process Management at Wells Fargo Advisors

Businesses must improve their processes continuously in order to remain competitive and achieve success.  Failure to make process improvement a priority will result in higher costs and lower revenue.  Also, your customers will be less satisfied and your employees less motivated if you continue to process “the same way as we always do” and never embark on an effort for improvement.  Whether it resides with some sort of exception handling, invoice payment, or human resource procedure, every company has at least one broken manual process.  To make matters worse, many companies may utilize several software applications to facilitate the completion of a process.

Business Process Management (BPM) is a discipline that can optimize, execute, control, and automate your process.  BPM can also measure and analyze your process to provide real-time metrics to make business decisions and influence future improvement efforts.

In short, BPM simplifies and streamlines your process to keep it running smoothly.  According to Gartner, BPM brings attention to the highest-value processes — the ones that are most aligned with the business goals and strategy — for the best return on investment. [McCoy, David W. (2011, July 22) Business Process Management (BPM) Key Initiative Overview.]

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Bartz and Theby 19 SEP 2017 ASQ Meeting at Engr Club

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017

Supplier Quality Assessment – from 0 to 80 in 2 years

Ameren’s Corporate Quality group is in its 2nd year of a critical supplier quality assessment program. The Program’s objective is to provide value, reduce both rework and risk, while supporting overall project goals. Ameren’s program consists of 4 phases; Supplier identification, Supplier program documentation review (desktop), Supplier quality process demonstration (on-site assessment) and defect/nonconformance performance monitoring (product/service).

The presentation will cover a general overview of Ameren’s assessment process; examples of supplier assessments; outline how Ameren’ Quality group works with the project team (engineering, sourcing, project management and the Supplier), and provide examples of the benefits realized from the program to date.

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