February Meeting – What’s New at ASQ and the Benefits of your Membership – 02/14/18

Belinda Chavez, ASQ Region 14A Deputy Regional Director

Operations Manager for KBRwyle Technical Solutions, LLC

 

Belinda will provide a brief update on the changes that have occurred at ASQ Headquarters in 2017 and will discuss some ASQ initiatives that may affect the way Sections operate. She will also discuss some of the benefits of being an ASQ member and member leader

Speaker Bio

Belinda Chavez is an Operations Manager for KBRwyle Technical Solutions, LLC, in support of the NASA Safety Center Audits and Assessment Office. She has over 25 years of Safety and Quality experience. Belinda is a graduate of Louisiana Technical University with a Master of Business Administration and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology.

Belinda currently serves in a number of ASQ member leader positions: Region 14A Deputy Regional Director; multiple section positions in several sections (Nominating Committee Chair, Audit Committee Chair, VOC Chair), Education Division Past Chair; and Aviation, Space & Defense Division VOC Chair, and co-chair of the ASQ Performance Awards and Recognition (PAR) program. She previously served on the ASQ Board of Directors (2007-2012), was Section Affairs Council Chair (2010-2012), Region 14/14A Director (2007-2012), Region 14A Deputy Regional Director(2013-2015, 2017), Education Division Chair (2015-2016), Education Division Chair-
Elect (2013-2014), Aviation, Space and Defense Division VOC Chair (2013-2017), Section 1422 VOC Chair (2014-2017), and Section 1418 Nominating Committee Chair (2011-14).

Belinda is an ASQ Fellow and ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, an IPCM Certified Manager, and George Group Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. She has received numerous company and NASA awards including a United Space Alliance Safety Quest Award, a NASA Space Flight Awareness Award, the NASA Astronaut Silver Snoopy Award, and multiple NASA Group Achievement Awards.

Date/Time: 2/14/18 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Schedule:

Wednesday / Feb 14 th
 6:00 – 6:30 PM – Networking Time/ Snacks
 6:30 – 6:45 PM – Announcements
 6:45 – 7:45 PM – Talk
 7:45 – 8:00 PM – Door Prizes

RUs to Attendee: 0.3 RUs

Cost: $10/attendee; please RSVP at Eventbrite

Location:

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

5930 Middle Fiskville Road

Austin, Texas  78752

Room 411.0

ACC HBC – Map & Directions

Registration closes at 11pm, Tuesday February 14, 2018.  Registration is limited to 40 people.

For questions contact our Arrangement Chair (David Estes): david.estes@asqaustin.org,
Program Chair (Surendra Patel): surendra.patel@asqaustin.org

Six Sigma Deployments That Last – Free Webinar – 01/29/18

Six Sigma Deployments That Last

Forrest W. Breyfogle III

CEO of Smarter Solutions 

Topic:

Six Sigma projects often fail after a short period, or worse, are abandoned before they are completed, because organizations have not created a culture which embraces improvement efforts and ties them to big-picture enterprise benefits.

Learn how to overcome these obstacles using proven techniques that help you connect with top executives as well as front line staff to design and implement projects that everyone can relate to. These techniques have been perfected over hundreds of trials in real businesses and government organizations.

Speaker:

Our speaker,  Forrest W. Breyfogle III,  is the CEO of Smarter Solutions.  

He is an ASQ fellow and has authored over a dozen books on the use of six sigma techniques to improve operations. His five-book set, Integrated Enterprise Excellence provides a system for the integrating scorecards, strategic planning, and process improvement that create lasting enterprise benefits 

Format:    Webinar Educational Event

Date/Time:    Monday, January 29, 2018 10:30 – 11:30 AM Central Time (US & Canada)  

 

Registration and Access to Webinar:

This is a free event.  Please RSVP at Eventbrite to receive the webinar link.

You may join via VOIP, Landline or cell phone.

Call Number In USA: US +1.404.400.8750 or +1.857.706.3435  

 

Event Cost: Free

 

RUs to Attendee: 0.1 RUs  

 

For Questions:  Please contact our Education Chair (Norma Antunano):  Norma Antunano norma.antunano@asqaustin.org

 

January Meeting – Case Study: Creating a Spare Parts Purchase List with Confidence – 01/10/18

Find out how you can save millions of dollars in having the right spares at the right time in your facility

As anyone with a hand in running a household knows, it’s important to keep a stockpile of key items. You certainly don’t want to find out the hard way that you’re on your last square of toilet paper. But in the case of a facility like a power plant, a missing spare part could be more than just a nuisance—it could be downright expensive.

Determining the appropriate spare parts to have on hand in a large facility, however, can be tricky. Most organizations deal with this in one of two ways: 1) they guess or 2) they purchase according to a spares list provided by an equipment vendor.

Through a case study, I would present how ARMS Reliability takes the guesswork out of developing a critical spares list, taking into account item costs, the likelihood of failure, lead times, downtime costs, and all other relevant factors.

Schedule:

Wednesday / Jan 10th

  • 6:00 – 6:30 PM – Networking Time/ Snacks
  • 6:30 – 6:45 PM – Announcements
  • 6:45 – 7:45 PM – Talk
  • 7:45 – 8:00 PM – Door Prizes

Location: Pok-E-Jo’s at 2121 W Parmer Ln, Austin, TX 78727 512-491-0434

Pok-e-Jo’s Smokehouse

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NOTE:  Seating is limited to the first 35 people who register due to room size restrictions.

 

Speaker: Jason Ballentine

VP of Engineering, North America, ARMS Reliability http://www.armsreliability.com/

Jason Ballentine holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability professional. At ARMS Reliability, Jason manages the multitude of reliability projects undertaken by ARMS Reliability Engineers in North America. This includes maintenance strategy development and optimization, RAMS studies, Asset Strategy Management, and the life cycle analysis studies for different industry sectors.

RUs: 0.3 RUs are awarded to attendees

Food:

Meals are being provided by ASQ Austin via the Pok-e-Jo’s menu.

Registration / Cost:

Cost will be $10 per person to cover meeting expenses.

Registration is limited to the first 35 people. Please register no later than January 9.

Registration Link: Eventbrite

December Holiday Dinner 12/11/2017

December Holiday Dinner

Mark the Date for the upcoming ASQ Austin Holiday Dinner!

Date:  Monday Dec 11, 2017

Time:  7pm-10pm

Location:  Private Banquet room at Maggiano’s (at The Domain)

 10910 Domain Dr.Austin, Texas 78758

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NOTE:  This event is limited to the first 50 people who RSVP.

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Preliminary Schedule:

  • 7:00 – 7:45  Meet and Network (Cash Bar available)
  • 7:45 – 9:00  Dinner
  • 9:00 – 10:00  Awards and Announcements

Menu:

Appetizers: Mozzarella Marinara & Stuffed Mushrooms

Salads: Caesar & Italian Tossed

Pasta: Chicken & Spinach Manicotti & Mom’s Lasagna

Entrée: Chicken Parmasan & Salmon, Lemon & Herb

Sides:  Fresh Grilled Asparagus

Dessert: Chocolate Zuccotto Cake & New York Style Cheesecake

Included Beverages:  Water, Coffee, Tea and Sodas

 

Cost: $15 per member, $15 per guest

Payment Method & RSVP:  **Buy tickets via Eventbrite** or pay at the door.  Make sure to RSVP so we know you’re coming!

Please contact our Arrangements Chair (David Estes) for any questions or to communicate any dietary needs:  david.estes@asqaustin.org

October Speaker Event 10/11/2017 **Slides Attached**

The Non-Traditional Job Search

David Hughen

Cofounder and Managing Partner, Austin HR

http://www.austinhr.com

**Slide Presentation Link**

Topic:

Working professionals (and those in transition) interested to be resilient in a rapidly changing work environment.

This talk would be on the emerging “new work” conditions due to companies re-thinking how they align people to work. The talk is called “The Non-Traditional Search”, in which the speaker will review the changing environment in which business is adjusting to shorter product cycles and the overall speed of change. David’s messages are focused on pressing attendees to define themselves as a business entity and to adopt behaviors that ensure they can be resilient in the changing work environment.

 

Speaker:

David Hughen

Cofounder and Managing Partner, Austin HR www.austinhr.com
David Hughen is a Cofounder and Principal of Austin HR. He brings over 25 years experience driving creative human resource strategies and solutions. Austin HR has provided outsourced HR services to over 500 clients in the Central Texas region adding significant value to their operations and positively impacting their bottom line. Hughen’s emphasis is on optimizing employee commitment and productivity—linked to the organization’s strategic business goals. He has the rare advantage of partnering with a number of early to mid-stage companies in a consulting capacity as well as leading human resource operations of prestigious companies such as Applied Materials, Exterprise, ClearCommerce, NEC Electronics and HelioVolt in a variety of industries — including semiconductors, internet, software, hardware and clean technology. He holds Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in Human Resources and Organization Development from the University of San Francisco.

Date/Time:

Date: 10/11/17

Start Time: 6:00 PM

End Time: 8:00 PM

Agenda:

  • 6:00 – 6:30 PM – Networking Time/ Snacks
  • 6:30 – 6:45 PM – Announcements
  • 6:45 – 7:45 PM – Talk
  • 7:45 – 8:00 PM – Door Prizes

Location: 

Flex

12455 Research Blvd

Austin, Texas  78759

Visitor Welcome Center, please use map link below

Flex – Map & Directions

 

Food: Pizza

 

RUs: 0.3 RUs are awarded to attendees

 

Registration / Cost:

Cost will be $10 per person to cover meeting expenses.

Registration is limited to the first 50 people. Please register no later than October 10.

Registration Link: Eventbrite

For questions contact our Arrangements Chair (David Estes):  david.estes@asqaustin.org

Online Problem Solving Workshop Opportunity

The ASQ Blue Ridge Section 1108, is excited to offer a first-ever, online problem solving workshop in two half-day sessions on Thursday, September 21, 2017 and Thursday, September 28, 2017.  

 

This workshop will be led by Joseph D. Vacca, who is Head of Operational Excellence at CIGNA Health Spring in the Hartford, CT area.  Here is a link to Joe’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joevacca/

 

The sessions are open to both ASQ and non-ASQ members.

 

The deadline to register for one or both sessions is by Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 12:00 noon Eastern time.  The registration link is here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-problem-solving-workshop-tickets-34302430493