Welcome

Welcome to ASQ Austin

ASQ section 1414, located in Austin, TX, gives you an opportunity to

  • Network with Capitol area quality professionals
  • Participate in professional development events such as training classes and monthly meetings
  • Volunteer with the section’s initiatives within the community

Our FY 2014 year promises to be an exciting one with a fantastic line-up of guest speakers at our monthly meetings. So, we hope you will come out and join us.

Please join us in participating and electing next years committee positions: ASQ Austin Elections

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October Plant Tour – (10/23/14)

Decker Creek Power Station Tour for October 23, 2014

decker power plant photos

Decker Creek Power Station

Overview:

Ever wonder what it takes to power every home and business in the city of Austin with reliable electric power?  Come take a behind the scenes tour of Decker Creek Power Plant, the largest power producing plant in the city.  Austin Energy’s Power Production Division is ISO certified, aiding in the organization’s goal of providing Affordable, Reliable electric  service to the citizens of Austin.  As the 8th largest publicly owned utility in the US, Austin Energy provides electrical power to more than 420,000 customers. The Decker Creek Power Station, completed in 1978, produces 926 MW of power from natural gas.

Location:

  • 8003 Decker Ln
  • Austin,  TX  78724-3015

Schedule:

  • 3:45 – 4:00 PM – Arrival,  Split into 2 groups
  • 4:00 – 4:30 PM – Group 1 Tour Plant, Group 2 Presentation
  • 4:30 – 5:00 PM – Group 2 Tour Plant, Group 1 Presentation
  • 5:00 – 5:30 PM – Announcements

Directions:

  1. Enter at the security gate on Decker Lane, and proceed to the parking lot at the end of the road/entrance.
  2. Enter the main building that is opposite the parking lot.

Food:

No food is being provided.

RUs:

0.3 RUs will be given for participating in this event.

RSVP:  You must RSVP via Eventbrite to attend this tour:  RSVP HERE

NOTE:  Space is limited to the first 25 people who register.

 

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November Meeting – (11/12/14)

Join us for an exciting network event with the ASQ & APICS

http://apicsaustin.org/

Speaker:

Dr. Hasler (cropped)

Michael Hasler, Ph.D.

Topic: 

Best Practices in Managing an International Supply Chain

Bio:

Michael Hasler, Ph.D. is a Senior Lecturer at the Red McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin where he teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses on Operations Management and Procurement in the Information, Risk, and Operations Management department.  He also serves as the Program Director for the new Master of Science in Business Analytics at McCombs and a Fellow of the Supply Chain Management Center of Excellence.  In July of 2013, Dr. Hasler was elected to the position of Chair of the Board of Directors for the University Co-op.

Dr. Hasler had a 25+ year career in industry prior to academia and held a number of executive positions in Operations, Supply Chain, and General Management at several companies in the auto, defense, consulting and semiconductor industries.  His corporate experience includes General Motors, Nissan, and Applied Materials.  He has owned several smaller companies over the years.

Dr. Hasler has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University, Masters Degrees in Business and Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.  In 2012 Dr. Hasler was named the winner of the Wickham Skinner Award for Innovation in Teaching from the Production and Operations Management Society; a prestigious, international teaching award.  Additionally, Hasler received the McCombs CBA Foundation Award for Teaching Innovation in 2012, and was the 2011 runner up for the Bobby Bizzell Teaching Award from the Southwest Business Dean’s Association.

Location: 

 Crowne Plaza Building

  • Crowne Plaza Hotel
  • 6121 North IH 35 (NE corner of 290 & IH 35)
  • Austin, TX  78752
  • (512) 323-5466

 Schedule:  

  • 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM       Networking
  • 6:30 PM – 6:45 PM       Announcements
  • 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM       Program
  • 7:45 PM – 8:00 PM       Door Prizes

Food:  

Appetizers will be provided to members and guests

RSVP:

All attendees must register for this meeting via Eventbrite: RSVP

Note that the registration is listed as ‘free’ for everyone, with the payment for non-members attending the meeting being separate.

Pre-Payment for Non-ASQ and Non-APICS Members:

If you are registering and are not an ASQ member and not an APICS member you will need to pay a fee of $20 via PayPal:




For non-members who have registered, but opt to not make a pre-payment via PayPal you will be asked to make a $20 payment upon arrival via check, cash, or credit card.

For questions about this event please contact ASQ Arrangements Chair, Tracy Nichols
tracy.nichols@asqaustin.org

RUs: 

0.3 ASQ Recertification Units (RUs) shall be given for attending this event

 

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