Punch Bowl Social
11310 Domain Dr, Austin, TX 78758
Come and socialize with other Quality professionals! We will provide networking and noshes for all ages. Bring your business card and win an ASQ door prize!
Learn about the threat counterfeit electronic components pose and processes members of the supply chain can use to mitigate the risk. Counterfeit electronic components present a serious threat to the electronic manufacturing industry. This presentation will describe:
Speaker: Jason Jowers – Global Vice President of Quality and Operations, Velocity Electronics Corp. http://velocityelec.com/
Jason oversees the development of Velocity’s electronic component inspection program and has spent his career at Velocity working to combat counterfeit electronic components.
In addition to overseeing Velocity’s quality and operations since 2001, Jason has served on the IDEA board of trustees since 2009 and as its president since 2017, as a VP of the Texas ESD Association since 2002, and on SAE’s G-19D AS6081A development committee since 2014. He has given presentations about counterfeit avoidance and detection at numerous conferences around the world and had a paper on the topic published by SMTA. Jason holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business.
Austin Community College (ACC) Highland Business Center (HBC)
5930 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, TX 78752
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Wednesday / March 21st
Registration Cost: $10
RU’s to Attendee: 0.3 RUs
Arrangement Chair (Ryan Cho): Ryan.Cho@asqaustin.org,
Program Chair (Surendra Patel): firstname.lastname@example.org
The Science Festival is a competition for students from 23 school districts and 12 counties who are advancing from their local schools. Junior (middle school) Division and Senior (high school) Division students submit their projects in one of 17 scientific categories, covering both Life and Physical Sciences as well as Math and Engineering.
The top three winners in each category from both divisions advance to the state fair in San Antonio. Elementary students are judged on Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 and are graded but do not advance/
The overall top six projects in the Senior Division, called “Best of Fair”, advance directly to the international competition.
How to Help:
ASQ volunteers may submit a request for RU’s from their section recertification chair based on 0.1 RU per hour of time spent in service as a volunteer.
When and Where:
Wednesday Feb 21, 2018 – Saturday Feb 24, 2018
900 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704
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
Eventbrite Link to Register: Statistics for non Statisticians
Link to Join: join.me/asq-1414-
To Dial in by Phone:
RUs to attendee: 0.1 RUs
For questions contact our Education Chair: Norma Antunano email@example.com
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
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
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
5930 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, Texas 78752
closes at 11pm, Tuesday February 14, 2018. Registration is limited to 40 people.
For questions contact our Arrangement Chair (David Estes): firstname.lastname@example.org,
Program Chair (Surendra Patel): email@example.com
Local training class is now being offered to ASQ members at a 10% discount.
For details contact the McDonald Consulting Group
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.
A few months later, the customer gets another defective thingy from you.
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!
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.
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 –
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.
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.
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.
Forrest W. Breyfogle III
CEO of Smarter Solutions
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
This training is for All Region 14 A Member Leaders, new and old. Learn about ASQ’s new strategy and tactical direction, learn what you need to know as a member leader, and learn how to access the information you need to be a successful ASQ Member Leader.
Location: Circuit if the Americas Media Center, Press Briefing room
(Circuit of the Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Boulevard, Austin, TX 78671)
-No parking charge to park at the venue
-For hotels, we recommend to stay close to the Austin Bergstrom Airport for cost and travel distance to the venue. The Circuit of the Americas is a 30 minute drive from downtown Austin.
Date: Saturday, January 20th
Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm with lunch from 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Agenda: Refer to attached agenda for details: Agenda
8:00am – Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Networking
8:30am – Opening Comments and Introductions
8:45am – ASQ Governance, Section Requirements & Management
9:15am – Section Requirements and Management
10:15am – Break / Networking
10:30am – Quality Café Table Topics (Pick from these or others as determined by the attendees)
11:30am – Lunch/Networking (lunch provided)
12:15pm – Member Leadership Transition Process
1:00pm – Voice of the Customer
1:45pm – Break / Networking
2:00pm – Navigation of the ASQ Member Leader Site & Friday Fast Facts
2:30pm – Quality Café Table Topics (Pick a 2nd topic)
3:30pm – ASQ Transition: Future state ideas
4:30pm – Recap What Worked and What Didn’t
4:45pm – Adjourn
RUs: Will be given at event.
Cost: $35 / person which covers meeting expenses
Meals: Continental breakfast, box lunch, and all day coffee, water, and tea will be provided
Please communicate any dietary restrictions in your RSVP
Registration: <<<<Click here to RSVP and pre-pay via Eventbrite>>>>
-If you prefer to pay cash at the door, please email Jim Johnstone, ASQ Austin Chair at email@example.com to RSVP
-Registration closes at midnight, January 18. No refunds are issued for cancellations after January 18 close of registration.
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.
Wednesday / Jan 10th
Location: Pok-E-Jo’s at 2121 W Parmer Ln, Austin, TX 78727 512-491-0434
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
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
Mark the Date for the upcoming ASQ Austin Holiday Dinner!
Date: Monday Dec 11, 2017
Location: Private Banquet room at Maggiano’s (at The Domain)
NOTE: This event is limited to the first 50 people who RSVP.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org