The technology transformation across industries is happening at an exponential pace. The buzz today is all about the technologies involved with Industry 4.0. However, there is minimal focus on expected results and excellence in the upcoming digital environment. Operational Excellence (OpEx) requires a system level thinking approach and is a challenging to optimize even today within organizations. Operational Excellence 4.0™ will bring with it unprecedented challenges as digitization and emerging technologies will need to be integrated within the existing operations and culture.
The presentation will discuss how the challenges of OpEx 4.0™ can be overcome using some proactive planning of looking beyond the technologies, to the excellence which can be achieved via the selection of technologies based on business needs and culture fit, and by deploying practical strategies for upskilling the workforce.
Adil Dalal is the Director, Solution Architecture, at Hitachi Global Digital Holdings, Global Social Innovation Business and President & Co-CEO of Austin IoT, a nonprofit. Prior to that he was the CEO of Pinnacle Process Solutions, Intl®, LLC; past-Chair of ASQ’s Human Development & Leadership division and past-Education and Certification Chair of Lean Enterprise Division of ASQ.
Mr. Dalal is an executive leader with 30+ years of experience developing and delivering pioneering, customized enterprise-wide digital solutions across industries in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle-East and Latin America. He has led over 350 strategic and tactical lean six sigma, leadership development, software development, factory re-layouts and Merger and Acquisition programs globally across various industries. Adil coaches global executives and government leaders internationally to enhance the value of human potential and optimize performance of leaders, individuals and organizations. Adil is also a distinguished global keynote speaker, an award-winning author and the recipient of “2014 Global Award for Outstanding contribution to Quality & Leadership”.
Michael Brucker, ASQ CQM/OE, CQE. CQA, Senior Mgr.
Michael is the GlobalFoundries Senior Manager of Automotive Quality Systems and the proud parent of the AutoProTM Service Package. He is a Quality and Operations leader with 20+ years of related experience including leading key initiatives for GlobalFoundries, Motorola, Texas Instruments, and Silicon Labs. He is also a contributing member to the AEC Q004 Zero Defects Guideline
Automotive Service and Zero Defects
The acceleration of electronic systems and consumption of semiconductor content by the Automotive industry in the past few years has been revolutionary. This is largely driven by a need for new technologies that promise to enhance the driving experience such as navigation, remote roadside assistance, and autonomous driving systems that combine data from multiple sensors with high-performance processors that make control decisions. Continue reading “Automotive Service and Zero Defects 10/10/18 6-8PM”
Come and join our social event on 10/18 at Rudy’s BBQ! There will be a short presentation at 6:00 PM followed by a tour of Rudy’s BBQ, a winner of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. This will be followed by a BBQ tasting!
Continue reading “Young Quality Professional – Essential Steps to being a Successful Quality Professional!”
What If Change Was Easy?
Change is inevitable. We may respond with excitement, indifference, or fear. Effective leaders recognize and respond to the potential effects of organizational change. They view improvements through the lens of the system, processes, and people. Sustainable improvements rarely take hold without everyone understanding and embracing change. This session explores change, not as an obstacle to success, but as an opportunity to improve one step at a time, consistently, over time. Continue reading “What If Change Was Easy? Free Webinar 11/12/18 11AM CST”
Cheryl Tulkoff ASQ CMQ/QE, ASQ CRE
Director of Corporate Quality and Continuous improvement National Instruments
Traveling and working outside the US provides incredible opportunities to observe how other countries and cultures achieve reliability. Because reliability requires both people and objects to function well for a certain time under specific conditions, it means quite different things in different places! Politics, geography, culture, climate, and society norms all influence how reliability is defined, perceived and achieved. In a presentation that is equal parts travelogue and technology review, learn more about the fascinating ways reliability is achieved around the world and how you can apply some of these lessons in your own organization. Case studies include examples of reliability management in the US, Mexico, Ethiopia, South Africa, New Zealand and India with technologies ranging from automobiles, to appliances to tracking devices.
Continue reading “Running Reliably: The World Through the Lens of a Globetrotting Reliability Engineer”
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 email@example.com for assistance.
Student and Associate: Digital Access to the Quality Management Journal is not included in your membership.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Austin Community College (ACC) Highland Business Center (HBC)
5930 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, Texas 78752
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
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.
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
The University of Texas at Austin
Engineering Education & Research Center Building (EER)
Austin, TX 78712
February 26 – March 2, 2018 and March 26 – March 30, 2018
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.
- “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