Spouse Night Wine Tasting Event – The Science of Wine

Ever wonder how your favorite vintage gets that perfect taste? Learn how at an evening of informal conversation and wine education at the annual Spouse Night! The theme will be “The Science of Wine,” a wine tasting and cocktail reception. The focus will be on the technical aspects that contribute to the flavor profile of different varietals. The evening will include 5 – 6 wines to taste, cheese and other light appetizers, and instruction lead by one of Bottlerocket’s knowledgeable staff members.

When: Friday, February 5, 2016, 6pm – 8pm

Where: Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit, 5 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011


Six Sigma Instructor Needed

The Office of Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS) of The City College of New York (CCNY). The City College of New York carries the flagship torch within gthe City University system as it is the first CUNY school. In addition, it is strategically located in a neighborhood filled with a rich history, culture, artistry, world-famous landmarks and dining destinatiions. CPS is launching a Project Management Course of Study for entry level adult learners seeking to re-enter or improve their position in the workforce.
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ASQ Metro Section 300 Lean Boot Camp “Lean it Today and Use it Tomorrow”

Manufacturers like Toyota and others have mastered lean manufacturing and its value is well documented. For many years the service industry was a peripheral observer of lean philosophies and methodologies. Now, mature and intensely competitive industries facing global competition, shrinking margins and constantly changing customer expectations, these dynamics are powering many service organizations’ drive toward lean service, lean thinking and the need for lean practitioners.

Services touch the lives of every person in this country every day and at every organization’s core is the activity of service operations. Lean service is an extension of lean principles pioneered by the Toyota Production System (TPS) with a focus on waste elimination, continuous flow, and customer demand. This boot camp introduces participants to the Lean Management System and lean thinking. A lean organization understands customer value eliminates wastes and focuses its key processes to continuously increase it. Part One begins with a discussion on waste as one of the deviations from the optimal allocation and utilization of resources. Next we examine visual management, its power and the distinctive characteristics of visual management. The first half of the boot camp concludes with a discussion on standardization. Frequently written about and promoted, but how do you standardize a process? Why does standardization work?

In the afternoon, we will look common mental models. In this section we will examine conventional mental models in business—the lenses through which many business decisions are made. This will be followed Dr. Paul Ranky, who will present, “Some Critically Important Lean Six-Sigma (LSS) Quality Methods, Tools and Use Cases with a Service System Focus.” This interactive presentation focuses on the basic principles of LSS service system analysis and design with the aim of reducing waste and cost, improving customer satisfaction and throughput, and ultimately achieving zero defects. Participants face a real-world challenge in terms of understanding professional process modeling, customer requirements analysis, process failure risk analysis, and other LSS methods and tools with service system quality improvement use cases.

The boot camp will conclude with participants leading a shared learning exercise using the teach-back method.

This one-day boot camp is organized to build understanding of lean basics and create a practical reference guide that will be useful on a day-to-day basis for those looking to introduce lean strategies at their workplace or those considering lean certification. It will include real challenges and it will deliver immediate benefits to its participants. Lean it Today and Use it Tomorrow, is for managers, practitioners, quality managers, entrepreneurs and senior managers. This boot camp is for problem solvers on all levels.
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Lean Six Sigma, Ott Quality Conference @ NJIT

NewsDate: October 19, 6-9 pm

Place: GITC2305, NJIT, Newark, NJ 07102

Registration: FREE event, no need to register. The maximum capacity of the venue is 46 people so get there early! If you have any questions please contact Paul Ranky at ranky@njit.edu

Seminar-1: The Relationship Between Visual Factory Management and Ergonomics by Michelle Vollo
Everyday, people interact with machines and/or processes in almost all situations or environments. This interaction between human and technology can be studied as a single system where each component works together to complete a specific goal. This presentation focuses on how humans play a role in this system and how visual aids can be used in the system to achieve usability, efficiency, safety and error-free performance.

Seminar-2: Quality Engineering Management Methods of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT): An Interactive Session with Practical Examples by Paul G Ranky
The Industrial Internet of Things means computer controlled, networked sensors, devices, machines, cells, lines and larger systems and able humans working together. More accurately, the convergence of machines and intelligent data generated by humans as well as machines in an integrated system is known as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), or in other words, the Internet of Everything (IoE).

Seminar-3: Zero Defect by Quality Design: An Interactive Session with Practical Examples by Paul G Ranky and Michelle Vollo
This interactive seminar is about how to achieve zero defect products, processes and systems by quality design. The seminar uses a novel kit and software, designed by Dr Ranky. Format: Interactive Workshop
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Lean it Today and use it Tomorrow – One Day Bootcamp

Keep your calendar open, for on November 3rd at the NYU Torch Club at NYU in New York City, the ASQ NY/NJ Metropolitan Section, Lean Special Interest Group is sponsoring a one-day Lean Bootcamp, “Lean it Today and use it Tomorrow.” Tickets will go on sale Monday, September 21st. Seating is extremely limited.

To reserve your spot for Lean it Today and use it Tomorrow, check our website at http://metro-asq.org/ to register and for additional information.

Deriving Benefit from ISO 9001:2015 Workshop for QMS users – September 24th, 2015

Trainer: James August, CMQ/OE, CQA. Quality Assurance Manager, CCL Industries Inc. James August is a quality professional with thirty years experience in commercial, industrial and military/aerospace manufacturing. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from SUNY Stony Brook, a Masters in Materials Science from the same university and he completed postgraduate studies at the Colorado School of Mines. Currently, he is the Quality Assurance Manager for CCL Label Inc. in Robbinsville, NJ, where he is working on integrating ISO 9001, GMPs and Lean Manufacturing into a single business management system.
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