Call for Papers!! North New Jersey Spring 2017 Conference

39th Annual ASQ North Jersey SectionSpring Quality Training Conference” will be held on April 13th 2017.

Proposals will be reviewed by the Committee for relevance, innovation, demonstrated application, and technical content. Priority will be given to new and unique approaches that have resulted in measurable improvements to organizational processes and customer satisfaction. The following is a list of suggested topics; however, you are not limited to the list. Feel free to send proposals in all areas that you feel are relevant to this year’s theme “Quality Takes More Than Luck.”

Some Proposed Focus Areas:

  • Leadership (Innovation, Change, Empowerment, Alignment to Goals)
  • Auditing (Internal, External, 3rd Party, ISO, 16949, GMP)
  • What’s New (Environmental, Regulatory, lessons learned etc.)
  • Electronics (J-Standard, testing, inspecting, CEPM)
  • FDA Regulated (Pharma, Medical Devices, Lessons Learned, Risk 14971)
  • Lean and Six Sigma
  • Risk

Timeline Submit ASAP. The deadline for proposal submissions is September 30th, 2016.
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Section Meeting – Manufacturing Engineering Quality

This month’s section meeting will showcases several recent Lean Six Sigma projects, that the speaker facilitated, at local healthcare facilities where Lean Six Sigma Teams made processes faster, better and less expensive, while improving patient outcomes and satisfaction. The presentation will be interactive with comments and questions invited. Continue reading Section Meeting – Manufacturing Engineering Quality

Section Meeting: State of the Section and WCQI Summary

Please join us for our September 2016 Section meeting where Samir Joshi (Section Chair) & Sandor Juhasz (Treasurer) will be discussing:

  • This Section meeting will focus on the current and future state of our committees, SIGs, leadership, and finance. We will be looking for volunteers and leaders for many vacant roles on our committees. If you are looking for interesting work to support your section this is the place to come to find these opportunities. Participating as a committee volunteer or leader greatly enhances your resume. We hope to see you there.
  • Summary of activities from the World Conference on Quality and Improvement (WCQI).


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August ASQ Member Gift: Cost of Quality

Time and again research shows that one of the key prerequisites to successfully implementing quality programs and practices is buy-in of leadership. As a quality professional/practitioner it is imperative to effectively communicate the impact, risks, and financial costs of poor quality in a way that leadership will understand and be motivated by. From this need were born the concepts of cost of quality/cost of poor quality (CoQ/CoPQ).

In this gift we’ll get you started down the path of understanding and applying the principles and practices around CoQ/CoPQ, to both reveal opportunities for improvement and to better communicate the value and importance of quality, as it impacts the bottom line.

We include video introductions, webcast walkthroughs, articles, case studies, and not one but two completely free e-books on the topic. I know, it’s a lot of great info … our way of continuing to say thank you for being a part of the quality movement!

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Your exclusive member gift will be available through August 31.

The Cost of Quality Bundle includes:
• The Cost of Quality (ASQ TV Episode)
• The Executive Guide to Understanding and Implementing Quality Cost Programs (e-book)
• The Hidden Factory (Webcast, 18 min.)
• An Introduction to the Cost of Quality (Webcast, 24 min.)

Survey – Quality Management / Manufacturing

I need a little help from you. I am a PhD student and writing a research paper on “Investigating the impact of implementation of Quality Management Systems on Business performance”. I have designed a questionnaire regarding that. Please fill this questionnaire in case you have worked manufacturing / quality / operations profile. It won’t take more than 15 mins. Here is the Link:

Your help in this regard is highly appreciated. Thanks in advance !

Manjot Singh Bhatia
PhD Scholar, Operations Management
Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow
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July ASQ Member Gift: Change Management

Changes usually don’t fail because there’s something inherently flawed about the change itself, they usually fail for human reasons. In most cases the promoters of the change did not attend to the healthy, real, and predictable reactions of normal people to a disturbance of their routines.

In this new ASQ Member Gift, they’ve gathered lots of great resources for you from their repository of knowledge, from introductions to the basic elements of change management to detailed case studies, to full e-books and expert videos on how to successfully maneuver the sometimes treacherous waters of change toward desired ends.

Enjoy this gift of resources and save it for your next transition or implementation—because if you’re not going through a change right now, it’s coming.

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Your exclusive member gift will be available through July 31, 2016

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Process Improvement Consultant

Are you eager to join an organization where your process improvement work can potentially make difference in the lives of one million patients in beautiful Northern New England? The Process Improvement Consultant will work on a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical projects for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock healthcare system. In this role, you will lead projects and help design, modify, and implement processes to improve quality, safety, and value for patients and staff. You will also assist in developing and measuring key performance indicators, identifying opportunities for improvement, and creating project plans for prioritized performance improvement. In addition, you will teach others about change management techniques, systems thinking methods, and targeted, data-driven problem solving skills to promote deeper understanding of system failures and opportunities for improvement.
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Quality Manager, Incoming Inspection – Palo Alto, CA

Bring your talent to a place where your work will fight cancer and save lives.

Join Varian’s Oncology Systems team and your expertise will make a difference by helping to create a world without fear of cancer. We drive the development of products and solutions that innovate, support and simplify cancer-fighting solutions worldwide. Bring your passion to a company generating nearly $3 billion in revenue, and put your talent into innovating the latest cancer fighting technology

This hands-on individual will have the ability to manage priorities and workflow in a rapidly changing environment in order to oversee the activities of Incoming Inspection and will be responsible for creating and maintaining the Incoming Inspection department processes and system and associated quality procedures in accordance with FDA 21 QSR 820 and ISO 13485 requirements.
This person will be responsible for all Incoming Inspection activities and interactions including continuous improvement activities with focus on ensuring that parts meet requirements

Will organize the department activities and work load and ensure tasks and department assignments and projects are completed within deadlines. Responsible for hiring, developing and mentoring direct reports for optimal performance. Focus on achieving the goals and objectives of the department using available resources (staff and budgetary).
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