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”
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”
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”
Attendees get valuable technical info, attend four tech presentations, meet leading suppliers, and get a FREE lunch. Exhibitors get a great opportunity to connect with people in their region who want to know about their products and services. Continue reading “Central Texas Electronics Association: Electronics Design & Manufacturing Tech Forum & Expo – Tuesday, August 14th”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Student and Associate: Digital Access to the Quality Management Journal is not included in your membership.