Joint Missouri and Kansas Meeting with ASQ CEO Ann Jordan

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Joint Missouri and Kansas Meeting with ASQ CEO Ann Jordan

Ann Jordan is the Chief Executive Officer of ASQ and will present a virtual update on ASQ’s strategic plan and answer questions from the audience. This is a great opportunity to learn more about where ASQ is going in the future. The meeting is being hosted in collaboration with the Kansas City, St. Louis, MOKA, and Wichita sections.

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Ruth Ola 19 Sep 2022 ASQ VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Monday, September 19, 2022 VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Ola. Ruth

Ruth Ola, Quality System Manager at KGS Group Consulting Engineers and Project Managers.

Quality is Everyone’s Responsibility: How to establish a company wide quality mindset

According to Deming “Quality is everyone’s responsibility”. Do you agree with this statement? Is that the mindset of everyone in your organization? Is your quality department sometimes blamed for process delays? Are you struggling with employees not following the procedures?

This presentation will answer questions about the quality mindset that adds value to an organization. Why should an organization be intentional in establishing the quality mindset? How should cross-functional team approach quality? What is the role of training in establishing a company wide quality mindset? What factors enhance meaningful and sustainable improvements? These question and more will be answered.

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Katie Castree Benyo 23 Aug 2022 ASQ VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Accumen Katie Castree

Katie Castree Benyo, Client Account Lead, Accumen

Turning Soft / “Light Green” Savings into Hard / “Dark Green” Dollars:The Unspoken Need for Labor Optimization

While improvement projects can have significant financial savings, there’s a tendency in service organizations to concentrate on projects that save time. Time savings are then converted to soft or “light green” dollars.
For example, improving a process saves x hours, multiplied by an hourly wage, equals x financial savings. In reality, labor expense has not decreased. If there is a finite amount of work to be done, revenue has not increased. And executive leadership may be dissatisfied. What’s missing?
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Matt Levy 07 Jul 2022 ASQ VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Thursday, July 7, 2022 VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Levy, Matt

Matt Levy

Developing Analytics Maturity to Improve Quality Performance

Data and analytics can improve and maintain quality and performance at any organization. Whether it is for product quality, process improvement, customer satisfaction, or any other measurable target, a rich data-driven program can help leaders identify gaps and opportunities to act on and remediate issues.
Many organizations have data but no clear strategy on how to use it, or only know how to be reactive. And some others might have an entirely chaotic approach with little to no data strategy at all. But getting to quality information and an organization based on data-based decision-making depends on analytics maturity.
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Steven Lembark 06 Apr 2022 ASQ VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2022 VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Steven Lembark

Steven Lembark, Systems Consultant and Architect, Workhorse Computing

How to Use Non-Parametric Statistics

Non-parametric statistics address the large fraction of all the data we analyze that isn’t parametric. Much of the original work was first published dealing with psychiatric data and MIL Std QC using no-go gages.

The goal of both was to describe what isn’t numeric. This talk looks at a few of the underlying distributions, some methods for applying them, and a few examples from Real Life ™.

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Eric Currie 20 JAN 2022 ASQ VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Thursday, 20 Jan 2022 VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Eric Currie, CCP

Eric Currie, Certified Change Practitioner

Stop Living Life on the Sidelines and Start Living B.O.L.D

Has this ever happened to you? You’re ready to take that next step in your career, but you never make time to talk to your boss about it? You want to follow your passion and purpose in life, but each time you try, the negative voice inside your head stops you in your tracks? Or you want to achieve the goal you have set for yourself, but you question if you have the right strengths to make it happen? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are ready to Stop Living Life on the Sidelines and Start Living B.O.L.D!

Join Eric Currie on January 20 @ 6:00 p.m. at the ASQ monthly meeting for this empowering, inspiring, and high energy message. He will help you harness the power of YOU by using psychology-based techniques that will shift your mindset to overcome your fear of change, and make your 2022 a little less complicated.

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Heather Johnson 1 Feb 2022 ASQ VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022 VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Dr. Heather Johnson

Dr. Heather Johnson is a scientist, engineer, and radical innovation scholar-practitioner.

Leadership Readiness in the 21st century – What is the connection to Radical Innovation?

The presentation will share case studies, real life examples to support the need for organizations and their leaders to be ready for disruption of unprecedented scale. Leadership readiness will be explored through the lens of dynamic capability. The connection of leadership readiness to radical innovation and ultimately to quality will be explored. The exploration will include the lessons learned and what needs to be done across all business sectors post COVID19 and beyond into the 21st century.

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Chris Anderson 17 Feb 2022 ASQ VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Thursday, Feb 17, 2022 VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Dr. Anderson, Chris

Dr. Chris Anderson,, Management Coach, Bizmanualz, Inc.

Demand Forecasting for Optimal Inventory with Long Lead Times

Accuracy in predicting customer demand is essential to building an economic inventory policy under long lead-times and a target fill rate. This presentation discusses the forecast accuracy of different simple to more complex predictive analytical techniques. We will learn how traditional forecast error measures are inappropriate for inventory control, despite their consistent usage in forecasting. Instead we will evaluate demand forecast performance dynamically with customer service level as a stock control metric that includes inventory holdings costs, stock out costs, and fill rate service levels.

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Frank Bell 9 Dec 2021 ASQ VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Frank Bell

Frank Bell, Staff Executive Director

Thursday, Dec 9, 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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