Pam Kuehling 21 JAN 2020 ASQ Dinner at Forrest Park Golf Course Clubhouse

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020

Pamela Kuehling Director of Procurement St. Louis

Pamela Kuehling, St. Louis City, Director of Procurement

Reduction in Cycle Time for Bid Tab Creation

Pamela Kuehling explains how she helped customers experience less controllable delays as a result of bid tab creation cycle time. Bid Tabs are created after product bids are received from vendors, and are entered into Excel spreadsheets to show an apples to apples comparison. This helps Departments make better selection decisions. Solutions could only focus on what the Supply Division controlled. Learn how they achieved a 22% reduction in average days, a 7% reduction in standard deviation and an 11% reduction in the range of days for bid tab creation cycle time in procurement.

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Ellen Gragg 21 JAN 2020 ASQ Dinner at Forrest Park Golf Course Clubhouse

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020

Ellen Gragg, Cobalt Content Group

Ellen Gragg, Cobalt Content Group

Project Management for Software Quality

Whatever your title, whatever your certifications, skill in managing projects is enhances your chances of success. Learn the project management skills that make a big difference in delivering quality – in software or anything else. We’ll discuss some project management tools, techniques, and skills that help address and manage the chaos that is software development, validation, and lifecycle management.

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Anica Addison 18 FEB 2020 ASQ Dinner at Favazza

Anica Addison, VP Operational Excellence, Equifax Workforce Solutions

18 Feb 2020

Remaining Relevant – Leverage Continuous Improvement Skills to Enable Design Thinking and Drive Business Transformation

Have you recently found yourself wondering if the skills you’ve spent your whole career learning even matter anymore in a world where “disruptive change” seems to have become the norm?  This discussion highlights the challenges with traditional continuous improvement techniques and focuses on the need to approach strategic transformations using design thinking.

We will look at best practices using tools from our continuous improvement toolkits that can be applied within a design thinking methodology.  With a few small changes to how we approach problem solving, we can be ready to help our organizations (and ourselves) accelerate the pace and scale of change required to experience true transformation.

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Murali Mariappan 18 FEB 2020 ASQ Dinner at Favazza

Murali Mariappan, Vice President

Murali Mariappan, Vice President at Wells Fargo

18 Feb 2020

Incorporating AI as a Part of Continuous Improvement

As Quality / Lean Six Sigma professionals we have unique skill sets that helps us partner with IT organizations that are typically tasked with managing the Artificial Intelligence journey.  This presents a road map for a Quality / Lean Six Sigma professional to go back to their organization and proactively engage their top management and IT organization and allow them to be key stakeholder to help shape the AI journey.

It is important that Quality / Lean Six Sigma professionals are involved in this endeavor not just secure their future but their unique skills are vital and complementary for an effective implementation of AI but it is not at all apparent in the current hype.

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