The Current State of Organizational Excellence, Free Webinar – Monday, June 25th

Dawn Ringrose

 

Where is your company when it comes to Organizational Excellence?

“Organizations” are groups of people with defined leadership that work to accomplish a common goal. “Excellence” is the continuous delivery of a superior product or service that not only meets, but exceeds expectations for one or more of these: utility, timeliness, value, or efficiency.

Organizational characteristics which lead to excellence have been defined (the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award criteria) but until recently, have been used by only a few organizations. In 2015, a simpler self-assessment survey was developed by the ASQ Quality Management Division. A variety of organizations that vary by size, geography, and industry have now completed this survey and the results have been aggregated and analyzed. Join us to learn about the latest results are and what they tell us about our organizations relative to organizational excellence.

Speaker

Dawn Ringrose is an ASQ member and organizational excellence consultant. She has worked across the public, private, and non-profit sectors with small, medium, and large organizations.

Recognized by her peers with the Fellow Certified Management Consultant designation and the Quality & Excellence Builder Award (Quality Council of Alberta), Dawn is currently the representative for Canada on the Global Benchmarking Network (GBN) and the Organizational Excellence Technical Committee (OETC).

Dawn authored the Organizational Excellence Framework (OEF) and an accompanying turnkey toolkit   that   are currently being used   in over 50 countries and the automated tool is being used to conduct the ‘first global assessment on the state of organizational excellence’ (2015).

Date & Time

June 25, 11:00 AM to Noon Central

Teleconference

Please RSVP at Eventbrite

Link to join: https://join.me/asq-1414-education
Password:   558-262-817 #
Call-in number:  1.404.400.8750 or

, 1-202-602-1295 or 813-769-0500

RU’s

0.1 RU’s

RU certificates will be emailed to participants

May Event ASQ Austin-Getting Started with Big Data – A Lean Six Sigma Practitioner’s Guide -5/9/18

Kristine Bradley, Principal with Firefly Consulting, Austin

http://firefly-consulting.com/

Come learn about the newest trends in data analytics

Big data is everywhere, and it’s not just for analytical leaders like Google, Amazon, and Facebook, anymore. From science to sports, from manufacturing to healthcare, companies in all industries are joining the big data revolution. CNN recently stated that “the amount of data captured globally is estimated to reach 40 zettabytes by 2020.” That’s 1 trillion gigabytes!

As Lean Six Sigma practitioners, how does this impact us? What tools today, do we already commonly use that allow us to understand large data sets? Are there newer, less commonly used tools that we can use to take advantage of these new opportunities?

In this presentation, we will provide an introduction to big data, and also introduce some tools that you and your team can use to drive results and take your process improvement and design projects to the next level.

Speaker

Kristine Bradley is a Principal with Firefly Consulting and an accomplished authority in deploying process improvement initiatives and delivering innovation tools to clients around the world.  As a proven leader of organizational transformation, she places great emphasis on the development of client capability.  She recently co-authored Innovating Lean Six Sigma, published by McGraw Hill in 2016. She has worked extensively in organizational assessments, project management, Six Sigma, Lean, Design for Lean Six Sigma, Business Process Management, simulation and statistical modelling.   She is a certified Master Black Belt in both Lean Six Sigma and Design for Lean Six Sigma, and has trained or coached thousands of business leaders and practitioners in these methodologies over the last 25 years.  She holds an MBA from Duke University – Fuqua School of Business and earned the distinction of Fuqua Scholar. Additionally, she holds an MSc in mechanical engineering and a BS in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University.

Location

Flex/Flextronics

Visitor Welcome Center

12455 Research Park Loop

Austin, TX 78727

Mapquest Map

Directions to Flex Austin front lobby

Directions Notes

Located at the corner of Oak Knoll and 183/Research.  The meeting is in the Welcome Center (Visitor Lobby).   .  The campus is quite large, with multiple entrances, so please use map.

Date

5/9/18

Start Time: 6:00 PM

End Time: 8:00 PM

Schedule

Wednesday / May 9th

  • 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

Registration

Eventbrite

RU’s

0.5 RU’s

Registration Cost $10.00

Questions

Arrangements Chair Ryan Cho: Ryan.Cho@asqaustin.org

Program Chair Surendra Patel: Surendra.patel@asqaustin.org

Power Point Presentation

ASQ Meeting – Bradley – Getting Started with Big Data – Rev B

April Event- Plant Tour of Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions- 4/11/18

Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions

http://www.dynamicMFGS.com

Company Profile

Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions is a full service manufacturing and engineering organization specializing in the assembly and testing of mechanical and electromechanical assemblies. DMS offers its customers a complete range of manufactured solutions from build to print outsourcing to turn key design and product realization. Centered on the “Solutions for X” philosophy, DMS produces solutions that are anything but “one size fits all. DMS takes pride in being an American made manufacture with the highest ISO certifications in quality management. DMS supports many industries, along with the Biomedical, Pharmaceutical, Semiconductor and Microelectronics Industries.

Specialties

Life Sciences Process Equipment, Microelectronics Gas and Chemical Delivery, Industrial System Integration, Mechanical & Electromechanical Assembly, Contract Manufacturing, High Purity Weld Assemblies, World class expertise in welding solutions, Electrical and Mechanical assemblies, Customer partnership staffing solutions, Manufacturing innovation Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions, LLC

Certification/ Accreditation

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 13485, ESD 20:20 Electrostatic Discharge, ANAB Accredited (ANSI-ASQ), UL

Location

Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions, LLC.

600 Center Ridge, Ste. 100

Austin, TX 78753

Date

Date: 04/11/18

Start Time: 3:00 PM

End Time: 5:00 PM

Schedule

Wednesday / April 11th

  • 3:00 – 3:30 PM – Announcement/ Networking Time and Light Snacks
  • 3:30 – 5:00 PM – Plant tour

Cost

Free with Eventbrite registration

RU’s To Attendee

0.5

Registration

Eventbrite

Registration is limited to 50 people

No canvas or open-toed shoes please

No cell phones permitted

Questions

For questions contact our Arrangement Chair (Ryan Cho):  ryan.cho@asqaustin.org,

Treasurer (David Estes): david.estes@asqaustin.org

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.
Wednesday
 
Monday
11/12/18
 
11/14/18
TBA
 
Webinar
NA
 
Kathryn LeRoy
TBA
 
What If Change Was Easy? Free Webinar 11/12/18 11AM CST
Dec.
 Wednesday
12/12/18
TBA
N/A
Holiday Dinner
– 

ASQ Austin – ACC Certified Quality Engineer Exam Preparation Course – Register by 3/13/18

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 mikehark@swbell.net

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

5930 Middle Fiskville Road

Austin, Texas  78752

Room 411.0

ACC HBC – Map & Directions

Voltabox Quality Technician

Please contact Sarah Vega, Quality Manager regarding this opportunity.

Voltabox of Texas, Inc.
1500 Volta Drive
Leander, Texas 78641
Direct.:
Fax: +1 512-814-3710
Mobile: +1 512-902-7574
eMail: sarah.vega@voltabox.com
Internet: www.voltabox.com

 

Title:               Quality Technician

Supervisor:    Quality Manager

Location:        Voltabox of Texas, Inc. / Worldwide

Time model: Full time

 

 

Description

The Quality Technician assists the Quality Manager in implementing and maintaining systems to measure and control quality in the manufacturing process. This includes tests and inspections of the incoming and manufactured goods to ensure a high-quality of customer satisfaction. He/She prepares inspection plans and instructions, selects sampling plans and measuring equipment and prepares procedures. He/She is responsible for the Measurement and Test Equipment Management.

 

The Quality Technician will lead the sampling process with vendors including documentation and will support process and quality improvements, perform internal audits and sustain the overall quality communications within assigned areas of the organization.

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Organize and carry out the incoming, in-process and final inspections
  • Develop inspection procedures and support development of quality assurance strategies, processes, guidelines and control plans
  • Ensures that the product is built in accordance to stated specifications
  • Analyze and solve quality problems on the shop floor
  • Run internal audits
  • In charge of the Measurement and Test Equipment Management
  • Lead the vendor sampling process
  • Apply fundamental statistical methods for process control
  • Monitor quality of incoming and manufactured parts and drive corrective action, as necessary
  • Prepare reports and documentation
  • Participate in LEAN initiatives
  • Working with High Voltage Electronics
  • Monitor and identify opportunities to improve the quality system

 

 

Skills and Specifications

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Has performed quality inspections and audits in an ISO compliant manufacturing environment (ISO 9001 and/or IATF 16949 preferred)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Must have basic knowledge of Quality and Six Sigma tools (like PDCA, Fishbone, 5 Why’s, Kanban, 5S, etc.)
  • Knowledge of automotive tools a plus (8D problem solving, FMEA, MSA, etc.)
  • Ability to read and understand technical instructions and technical production drawings (working knowledge of GD&T)
  • Must have a strong knowledge of basic mathematical operations and perform measurement conversions; be able to solve for x; add and subtract degrees, minutes, and seconds.
  • Basic experience in Measurement and Test Equipment Management and calibration a plus
  • Understanding of project management
  • Excellent work attendance record
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

 

 

Education and Qualifications

  • High-school diploma or GED
  • Quality Certifications (CQT, CQI or equivalent)
  • Electronic Technical Certification or equivalent experience preferred
  • High Voltage Certification preferred

Fall 2018 Certification Classes

Increase your Quality  knowledge and prepare for certification exams by taking ACC Continuing Education Classes !

2018 Fall Schedule

Course Registration Instructor Day Online? Time 2018 & 2019 Dates Test Window
Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) (ACC course QCTC-1000) ACC Course Link (CSSBB) Brian Mitchell Y Online Oct. 11-  Dec. 20
Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) (ACC course QCTC-1041) ACC Course Link (CQA) Doug Shifflett Sat. N 8:30AM – 12:30PM Feb 2 – Apr 27
Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) (ACC course QCTC-1005) ACC Course Link (CSSGB) Brian Mitchell Y Online Jan 22 – May 19
Certified Manager of Quality   / Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE) (ACC course BMGT-2031) ACC Course Link (CMQ/OE) Phil Flories T, Th N 6:00PM – 9:00PM Feb 25 – April 29
Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) (ACC course QCTC-1043) ACC Course Link (CQE) Phil Flories & Mike Harkins  M, W N 6:00PM – 9:00PM Mar 12 – May 23

 

Please register as soon as possible by clicking on “ACC Course Link” under Registration above.

Scheduled courses that do not have the minimum number required at least a week in advance will be considered for cancellation due to low enrollment.

ACC Overview Brochure

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (LSS MBB) Training Feb/March 2018

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

 

Course Description:

https://www.smartersolutions.com/services/lean-six-sigma/lss-master-black-belt

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.

 

Instructor Bio:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forrest_W._Breyfogle_III

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

Smarter Solutions, Inc.

Location: 

The University of Texas at Austin
Engineering Education & Research Center Building (EER)
2501 Speedway
Austin, TX 78712

Map & Directions

 

Course Schedule:

February 26 – March 2, 2018 and March 26 – March 30, 2018

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Continuing Education Units (CEUs):
7.2
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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.
To obtain a quote, contact Forrest Breyfogle at Smarter Solutions: info@smartersolutions.com
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Testimonials:
  • “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

March Austin ASQ 1414 Event – Counterfeit Electronic Components – The Threat and Risk Mitigation Methods- 03/21/18

Counterfeit Electronic Components

The Threat and Mitigation Methods
Jason Jowers

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:

  • The volume and prevalence of counterfeit components
  • Factors that contribute to the counterfeiting
  • Counterfeiting techniques
  • Effects of counterfeit components
  • Techniques to avoid purchasing counterfeit components
  • Inspection techniques to detect counterfeit components

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.

Location:

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

5930 Middle Fiskville Road

Austin, TX 78752

Room 411.0

Date: 03/21/18

Start Time: 6:00 PM

End Time: 8:00 PM

Schedule:

Wednesday / March 21st

  • 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

Registration: Eventbrite

Registration Cost: $10

RU’s to Attendee: 0.3 RUs

For questions:

Please contact:

Arrangement Chair (Ryan Cho): Ryan.Cho@asqaustin.org,

Program Chair (Surendra Patel): surendra.patel@asqaustin.org