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March 13, General Meeting: Edward Cook, Director, Supplier Quality Management

Edward Cook, Senior Director of Supplier Quality Management at Smith & Nephew

 

Ed Cook is now the Senior Director, Global Supplier Quality for Smith and Nephew in Austin, TX.  Ed was the Director, Supplier Quality Management at Hospira, a Pfizer Co., from January 2013 until recently, where his responsibilities were to manage the global Supply Chain program for medical device operations.  In this role he sets policy for and oversee Suppliers and third party manufacturing (TPM) organizations in the areas of relationship management, supplier quality engineering, incoming quality inspection supplier and TPM audit, and the supply chain quality management system (SC-QMS). Continue reading “March 13, General Meeting: Edward Cook, Director, Supplier Quality Management”

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March 21, 11 AM Webinar: Sustainability: From Marketing to Quality For All Life

Abstract

Unfortunately sustainability is even today still all too often more marketing than substance. In this presentation we will focus on the role that quality can play in changing this for the better.

Starting from the definition of sustainable development as determined by the United Nations we will introduce a practical triple A approach that is suitable as a guideline for all types and sizes of companies. In a sequence of Awareness – Adoption – Achievement companies can gradually expand their sustainability activities and impact. The effect of this approach is visible on both financial, environmental and social sustainability and is linked to a set of appropriate quality tools in each development phase. Continue reading “March 21, 11 AM Webinar: Sustainability: From Marketing to Quality For All Life”

February 13, General Meeting: A Practitioner’s Overview to Data Mining Models and Methods

A Practitioner’s Overview to Data Mining Models and Methods

Over the past few years the proliferation of applied computational methods has grown considerably, likely due to the decreased cost of data storage, increase in computer power, and evolution of programming languages such as R and Python to solve data-centric problems. For someone new to data science it can be daunting to determine where to start or where to go next. This presentation will provide an overview to data mining, what it is and isn’t, and where it fits into the general category of machine learning. While the focus will be on predictive analytics, unsupervised learning methods will be discussed briefly.

Continue reading “February 13, General Meeting: A Practitioner’s Overview to Data Mining Models and Methods”

Quality Engineer – Tech – Austin

About Sysco Labs

Sysco LABS is a technology-focused division within Sysco, dedicated to reimagining foodservice through innovation. An extension of Sysco’s commitment to deliver exceptional products and services to the foodservice industry, Sysco LABS uses customer and market intelligence, data-driven insights and agile technology development to rethink the entire foodservice ecosystem. Continue reading “Quality Engineer – Tech – Austin”

Online Journal: Quality Management (QMJ)

 

The transition to online access for the Quality Management Journal (QMJ) was complete earlier this year. The Quality Management Journal aims to link the efforts of academic researchers and quality management practitioners by publishing significant research relevant to quality management practice and provide a forum for discussion of such research by academics and practitioners.

The Quality Management Journal is a peer-reviewed publication and is published four times per year.

Full, Senior and Fellow members all have free access to digital subscriptions.  Join today at the ASQ site, upgrade by calling ASQ Customer Care at 800-248-1946, or contact Austin Section 1414 Membership Chair Shoshana Bokelman shoshanab@asq.org for assistance.

Student and Associate: Digital Access to the Quality Management Journal is not included in your membership.

 

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ASQ Austin – ACC Certified Quality Engineer Exam Preparation Course – Register by 3/13/18

Want to become an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer? This class will prepare you for the exam coming up in June 2018. Review all the material in the primer, test taking tips, and practice answering test questions. People that take the course improve their chances of passing the exam. You must register at ACC to enroll in this class. The course will be taught by Phil Flories, is a long time ASQ Austin member and instructor for the ASQ CQE Exam prep course.

• Cost is $431 plus course materials

• This is a one-semester course from 3/21/18 to 5/30/18 every Monday and Wednesday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

• The course will be held at ACC, register at ACC

• Sign up for Continuing Education at ACC by March 13, 2018

• For questions please contact Mike Harkins mikehark@swbell.net

Austin Community College (ACC) Highland Business Center (HBC)

5930 Middle Fiskville Road

Austin, Texas  78752

Room 411.0

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Voltabox Quality Technician

Please contact Sarah Vega, Quality Manager regarding this opportunity.

Voltabox of Texas, Inc.
1500 Volta Drive
Leander, Texas 78641
Direct.:
Fax: +1 512-814-3710
Mobile: +1 512-902-7574
eMail: sarah.vega@voltabox.com
Internet: www.voltabox.com

 

Title:               Quality Technician

Supervisor:    Quality Manager

Location:        Voltabox of Texas, Inc. / Worldwide

Time model: Full time

 

 

Description

The Quality Technician assists the Quality Manager in implementing and maintaining systems to measure and control quality in the manufacturing process. This includes tests and inspections of the incoming and manufactured goods to ensure a high-quality of customer satisfaction. He/She prepares inspection plans and instructions, selects sampling plans and measuring equipment and prepares procedures. He/She is responsible for the Measurement and Test Equipment Management.

 

The Quality Technician will lead the sampling process with vendors including documentation and will support process and quality improvements, perform internal audits and sustain the overall quality communications within assigned areas of the organization.

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Organize and carry out the incoming, in-process and final inspections
  • Develop inspection procedures and support development of quality assurance strategies, processes, guidelines and control plans
  • Ensures that the product is built in accordance to stated specifications
  • Analyze and solve quality problems on the shop floor
  • Run internal audits
  • In charge of the Measurement and Test Equipment Management
  • Lead the vendor sampling process
  • Apply fundamental statistical methods for process control
  • Monitor quality of incoming and manufactured parts and drive corrective action, as necessary
  • Prepare reports and documentation
  • Participate in LEAN initiatives
  • Working with High Voltage Electronics
  • Monitor and identify opportunities to improve the quality system

 

 

Skills and Specifications

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Has performed quality inspections and audits in an ISO compliant manufacturing environment (ISO 9001 and/or IATF 16949 preferred)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Must have basic knowledge of Quality and Six Sigma tools (like PDCA, Fishbone, 5 Why’s, Kanban, 5S, etc.)
  • Knowledge of automotive tools a plus (8D problem solving, FMEA, MSA, etc.)
  • Ability to read and understand technical instructions and technical production drawings (working knowledge of GD&T)
  • Must have a strong knowledge of basic mathematical operations and perform measurement conversions; be able to solve for x; add and subtract degrees, minutes, and seconds.
  • Basic experience in Measurement and Test Equipment Management and calibration a plus
  • Understanding of project management
  • Excellent work attendance record
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

 

 

Education and Qualifications

  • High-school diploma or GED
  • Quality Certifications (CQT, CQI or equivalent)
  • Electronic Technical Certification or equivalent experience preferred
  • High Voltage Certification preferred

Spring 2019 Certification Classes

Increase your Quality  knowledge and prepare for certification exams by taking ACC Continuing Education Classes !

2019 Spring Schedule

Course Registration Instructor Day Online? Time 2019 Dates Test Window
Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) (ACC course QCTC-1005) ACC Course Link (CSSGB) Brian Mitchell Y Online Jan 22 – May 19
Certified Manager of Quality   / Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE) (ACC course BMGT-2031) ACC Course Link (CMQ/OE) Phil Flories T, Th N 6:00PM – 9:00PM Feb 25 – April 29
Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) (ACC course QCTC-1043) ACC Course Link (CQE) Phil Flories & Mike Harkins  M, W N 6:00PM – 9:00PM Mar 12 – May 23

 

Please register as soon as possible by clicking on “ACC Course Link” under Registration above.

Scheduled courses that do not have the minimum number required at least a week in advance will be considered for cancellation due to low enrollment.

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Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (LSS MBB) Training Feb/March 2018

ASQ Austin Section 1414 is excited to share a unique training and career development opportunity right here in Austin, TX


Smarter Solutions, Inc.

in partnership with 

 Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Training

 

Course Description:

https://www.smartersolutions.com/services/lean-six-sigma/lss-master-black-belt

Join a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt training course that teaches you how to manage an improvement program that is tied to organizational success – not just projects and hard savings. This intensive two-weeks-over-two-months robust curriculum is based upon wise application of next generation Six Sigma and Lean concepts via the Integrated Enterprise Excellence system. Topics included in this training meets and exceeds the ASQ MBB Body of Knowledge.

This Master Black Belt training offers an enhanced how-to methodology for creating an organizational Operational Excellence system.   Operational Excellence Master Black Belt training describes the benefits of this two-week offering.

Testimonials explain both personal and organizational gains received from this beyond Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt offering.

 

Instructor Bio:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forrest_W._Breyfogle_III

Forrest Breyfogle III is an ASQ Fellow who has an MSME degree from the University of Texas in Austin.  He is CEO of Smarter Solutions Inc. (www.SmarterSolutions.com).  He has authored or co-authored over a dozen books.  His five-book set, Integrated Enterprise Excellence provides an enhanced operational excellence system for the utilization and integration of scorecards, strategic planning, and process improvement so that the enterprise as a whole benefits.

Mr. Breyfogle was named Quality Professional of the Year for 2011 by Quality Magazine and in 2012 was awarded alumni of the year by Missouri University of Science and Technology. He also received the prestigious Crosby Medal from the American Society for Quality (ASQ) in 2004 for an earlier book, Implementing Six Sigma and was presented the Leadership Award at the 2013 Lean & Six Sigma World Conference.

Forrest W. Breyfogle III

CEO, Smarter Solutions, Inc, Austin

Smarter Solutions, Inc.

Location: 

The University of Texas at Austin
Engineering Education & Research Center Building (EER)
2501 Speedway
Austin, TX 78712

Map & Directions

 

Course Schedule:

February 26 – March 2, 2018 and March 26 – March 30, 2018

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Continuing Education Units (CEUs):
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Registration / Cost:

Learn more at http://lifelong.engr.utexas.edu/epd/leansixsigma.php

The nominal registration cost is $7500 and early registration is $7000, however discounts are available for a variety of situations.

The registration cost includes:

  • Coaching (during, between training weeks, and after the course) – Value of $800
  • Master Black Belt Certification (project required) – Value of $500
  • Reference Text/Materials – Value of $525
  • Certificate of Completion – Documentation of the number of hours completed that can be submitted for Continuing Education Units.
To obtain a quote, contact Forrest Breyfogle at Smarter Solutions: info@smartersolutions.com
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Testimonials:
  • “Forrest really helped me connect Lean Six Sigma concepts back to the types of business process we see in a school division, creating true relevancy.” … J.B., Manager Information  Technology, Public Schools
  • “Forrest offers a very practical and effective methodology to provide more insight to the use of data. This approach can be a huge game changer in pursuing improvement goals.” … P.M., Healthcare Consultant
  • “This course changed the way I usually approached analyze and look for improvement opportunities.” … N.G., Manufacturing Production Manager
  • “This workshop was very engaging and well structured.” … S.S., Hospital Quality Improvement Manager
  • “Forrest continues to innovate and provide alternative approaches to Lean Six Sigma providing a clear roadmap to success.” … K.L. Director Operations Healthcare Provider
  • “Forrest training is really more than a regular Master Black Belt training.  Forrest’s training is not just teaching statistical tools, the training goes far beyond because it teaches the use of an Operational Excellence approach that combines with continuous improvement (CI) tools to create a truly CI system.  Forrest also makes you think again and challenge current processes and tools in a way that you really think in a continuous improvement mindset.  This training is like no other.” … A.C. Supply Chain Project Manager, Manufacturing