2018 Event Calendar for ASQ Austin Section 1414

Month

Day

Date

Activity / Location

Speaker

Topic/Event

Jan.
Wednesday
01/10/18
Pok-e-Jo’s BBQ
Palmer Ln
Jason Ballentine
Creating a Spare Parts Purchase List with Confidence
Jan.
Saturday
01/20/18
Circuit of the
Americas
Vijai Venkata
 2018 Region 14A Member Leader Training 
Feb.
Wednesday
02/14/18
ACC HBC
Belinda Chavez
What’s New at ASQ and the Benefits of your Membership 
March Wednesday 03/21/18
ACC HBC
Jason Jowers
Counterfeit Elect. Components – The Threat and Risk Mitigation Methods
March
Thursday 03/29/18
Punch Bowl Social
(Domain)
N/A ASQ Social – Young Quality Professionals
  April
Wednesday 
04/11/18
Dynamic
Manuf.  Solutions
N/A
Plant Tour
May
 Wednesday
 05/09/18 
  ACC HBC
 Kristine Bradley 
 Getting Started with Big Data – A Lean Six Sigma Practitioner’s Guide
June
Tuesday 06/26/18
12365 Riata Trace Pkwy
Chuck Reeves (video)
Austin IoT Group and ASQ Austin Section Joint Event
July
Saturday
07/28/18
Ladybird Lake
N/A
ASQ Social – Sunset Dinner Cruise with Lone Star Riverboat
 Aug.
Friday
08/10/18
National Instruments Campus
Dan Bauer
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) Overview
Sept.
 Wednesday
 09/12/18
National Instruments Campus
Henry Schneider
Deriving Business Value from Business Capabilities- 9/12 Presentation Materials
Oct.
Wednesday
 
 
Thursday
10/10/18
 
 
10/18/18
National Instruments Campus

 

Rudy’s BBQ 3914 North Lamar

Michael Brucker
 
 
Andrew Davison
Automotive Service and Zero Defects 10/10/18 6-8PM
 
Young Quality Professional – Essential Steps to being a Successful Quality Professional!
Nov.
Monday
 
 
 
 
Wednesday
11/12/18
 
 
 
 
11/14/18
Webinar
 
 
 
 
National Instruments Campus
Kathryn Leroy
 
 
 
Cheryl
Tulkoff
What If Change Was Easy? Free Webinar 11/12/18 11AM CST
 
Running Reliably: The World Through the Lens of a Globetrotting Reliability Engineer
Dec.
 Wednesday
12/12/18
TBA
N/A
Holiday Dinner
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Statistics for Non Statisticians – 3/12/18 Free Educational Webinar

Statistics for Non-Statisticians

Think statistics are not intuitive? We all use statistics to make decisions every day without even thinking about it. Attend this webinar and learn how to collect, present, and use statistical data in a way that is so intuitive, everyone will understand it whether or not they understand statistics.

 

Speaker Jim Johnstone, a popular Quality consultant in Austin, Texas works with companies to improve their quality management systems

Prior to starting his own business, Jim was Sr. Director of Supplier Development with Applied Materials. Jim holds Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Business Administration. A member of ASQ Austin since 2011, he is ASQ certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Engineer and Quality Auditor

Date Monday 03/12/2018

  • Start Time: 11:00 AM
  • End Time: 12:00

Agenda

  • 11:00 – 11:05 Introductions and ground rules
  • 11:05-!2:00 Presentation

Eventbrite Link to Register: Statistics for  non Statisticians 

Link to Join:  join.me/asq-1414-

To Dial in by Phone:

  • Join the meeting:  5 minutes early Using the Join Me app, then mute your phone as a courtesy to others
  • You may join via VOIP, Landline or cell phone. Call number In USA: US +1.404.400.8750 or +1.857.706.3435
  • Conference ID: 558-262-817 #
  • Time of the event is Central Std. Time.
  • If you do not already have the Join me app, you will need to download it to your device to join the online event and see the slides

RUs to attendee: 0.1 RUs

For questions contact our Education Chair:  Norma Antunano  norma.antunano@asqaustin.org

Corrective Action (CA) Plus Training at 10% Discount – 02/06-07/18

Local training class is now being offered to ASQ members at a 10% discount.

For details contact the McDonald Consulting Group

https://mcdcg.com/product/ca-plus-feb-6-7-2018-austin-tx/

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CA PLUS: Feb 6-7, 2018 – Austin, TX

$1,195.00

CA PLUS

Minimize Risk

Strong Root Cause Analysis / More effective Corrective Action

Tell me if this sounds familiar:

You get a customer complaint – they’ve received a defective thingy from you.

  • You go through Root Cause Analysis (RCA) – determine the problem, fix it, and notify the customer.  The customer is happy.

A few months later, the customer gets another defective thingy from you.

  • You go back through RCA, determine that it was a different Root Cause (RC), fix that, and notify the customer (again).  The customer is less happy, and a little grumbly.

A few months after that, the customer gets a third defective thingy from you. They’re really mad now, and losing confidence that you even know how to make defect-free thingys!

  • You go back a third time, find a different RC from the first two, fix that, and grovel to the customer so they won’t take their business elsewhere.  The customer is downright cranky now, and wants to implement additional controls so they don’t receive any more defective parts – at your expense, not theirs, of course.

Have you been here?  Are you worried that this could happen to you?

Maybe this has happened to you already…. or you’re worried that it could in the future.

You thought you had the problem solved, but it recurs (even for a different root cause)?  Your bosses ask why it wasn’t “fixed right the first time”?

Tens of hours of analysis and implementation,

spent by dozens of highly-trained people,

wasting (tens of) thousands of dollars in time and resources,

with the net result of ZERO customers happy in the end.

I can help!

The scenario above really happened.  The Fortune 50 company, at their wits’ end, called me in to help them fix the problem – once and for all.   They had smart engineers on the problem, so I was a bit nervous about what value I could add.  I reviewed what they did –

  • They followed all the protocols for Root Cause Corrective Action.  ✓
  • They did their analysis, and hadn’t missed any of the possible root causes. ✓
  • They fully implemented and verified the selected Corrective Action.  ✓

So – why was the problem recurring, not once, but twice??!?

I went back to the drawing board.  I went back to the training I had personally received from the great Japanese masters on how to do effective Root Cause Analysis.  I realized the step that most everyone was skipping, or rushing through…. Time and time again.  I validated that this step is the one most often overlooked.  I went back and worked with their team to implement this step better.

And I fixed the problem for the client.  Permanently.  Problem never reared its ugly head again.

And it works just as well for quality, environmental, and health and safety systems – anywhere that you need to implement permanent corrective action.

Everything Old is New Again

I didn’t develop a new tool.
I didn’t have breakthrough innovation.
I simply applied what my Japanese instructors told me to, with a few modern tweaks.

Better Corrective Action – CA PLUS

If you’d like to learn this technique – how to improve the chances of implementing a Corrective Action that prevents the problem from returning – then sign up for CA+

BONUS:  This tool is also very effective in identifying and minimizing risk.

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

Map

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

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 

 

September Meeting – (09/14/16)

Wednesday, September 14th

C. Jane Norman

Profound Knowledge Products, Inc. (PKP, Inc.)

Topic:

Health Care Leadership & Improvement Strategies: Similarities & Differences from Other Business Segments

Presentation: 

ASQ Health Care Issues Jane Norman 2016V2

Summary:

When working with Health Care organizations in the improvement and leadership arenas, there are great similarities in theory application which can be leveraged from experiences from other business segments.   However, there are key differences which range from communication style and personality intelligence to understanding the cost/price relationship and ROI.  Improvement professionals should be aware and examine their paradigms and assumptions to optimize their contributions to Health Care organizations.  This talk will address these issues and provide insight and strategies for working with and contributing to Health Care organizations.

Continue reading “September Meeting – (09/14/16)”

July Social Event – (07/29/16)

Round Rock Express Game

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Friday – July 29, 2016

game time is 7:05 pm

Fireworks Friday!

Come out and support the Express and enjoy networking with your fellow ASQ members. We will be in Section 123, first base side behind the dugout. Bring your friends family, camera, and ball glove.

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Tickets are still available. Purchase now to guarantee your seats.

Price includes ticket, tax and PayPal fee

 


Price includes ticket, tax and PayPal fee



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