ASQ NJIT Student Section Lean Six-sigma (LSS) Presentations on April 15, 2015

Please join us for our monthly section meeting with the ASQ NJIT Student Section featuring presentations on Lean Six-Sigma (LSS) NJIT.

Presentation Topics:

1. Quality Project Management Challenges and Solutions (by Olga Kalaba)

This presentation focuses on how the different participants in the construction industry are related to each other, and what the basic documents are everyone is using. It will specifically explain design problems and solutions: contract drawings and specification discrepancies, addendum’s & RFI’s, discontinued products/outdated specifications, installers and manufacturers’ feedbacks. Execution problems and solutions: how to keep track of approved and disapproved submittals, the submittal log on a shared drive with hyperlinks (electronic submittals vs. paper submittals) and examples, approved submittals on the job site, how to keep track of approved systems; submittal library and an example. Closeout problems and solutions: attic stock in execution phase instead in closeout phase, manufacturers’ warranties duration, and closeout log examples.

2. Lean Six-sigma Quality Case Studies (by Meghana Thammareddy)

Total Quality is a description of the culture, attitude and organization of a company that strives to provide customers with products and services that satisfy their needs. Meghana will be discussing the Component Oriented Requirements Analysis (CORA) method and tool. She will show how the tool makes it easier to follow the steps needed to make or improve a product by showing what customers want while highlighing the proposed engineering solutions and performance compared to other competitors. She will also show how the tool also gives you the complete importance rating for each engineering solution, thereby simplifying a company’s assessment as to which engineering solutions to challenge first, second, third, and so on.

3. Visual Factory Management Case Studies (by Michelle Vollo)

In an effort to maximize productivity, and reduce waste, Visual Factory Management Case Studies offers valuable ideas and information on incorporating visual aids into any business. With an emphasis on organization in the workplace, the presentation covers reducing waste and reworking processes through visual factory signs, color coding, workstation layouts, and layered process diagrams.

4. Lean Six-sigma Zero Defect Simulation with a Tolerance Analysis Focus (by Paul G. Ranky)

This interactive R&D presentation and workshop focuses on the basic principles of LSS tolerance analysis with the aim of achieving zero defect. Participants face a real-world challenge in terms of establishing and measuring KPIs (Key Process Indicators) of physical devices, entering data into a statistical software tool and then analyzing and discussing the results.
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Quality Manager – Construction (Long Island)

Our client is Long Island based Electrical Contracting Service that dates back to 1969. They have grown rapidly in scope and size over the years, gaining an impressive track record and earning a ‘Blue Ribbon’ reputation among major league electrical contractors. Today they maintain corporate headquarters on Long Island as well as branch operating offices in Queens and New Jersey, ready to serve public or private clients with any nature of electrical contracting work and emergency repair service. They are seeking a certified Construction Quality Manager to manage the Quality Program for a new major project. This is a full time, permanent salaried position.
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Quality Engineer, Designated Complaint Handling Unit

POSITION OVERVIEW:
The Quality Engineer, Designated Complaint Handling Unit (DCU) will be responsible for the integrity of CAI complaint files and the complaint handling process, and will contribute to measurable improvements in complaint handling, product quality, and the customer experience. The DCU is responsible for all safety complaints, and confirmed product complaints. This role will work closely with a cross-functional team, including – R&D, Product Portfolio Management, Headquarter Support, Manufacturing, and Commercial Product Quality.
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June 2015 Section Meeting – Networking Event

The Metropolitan Section June 2015 Section Meeting will begin with networking among attendees, followed be a brief Section business meeting. The program will follow the business meeting and offer brief presentations by three attending Section members describing an instance or situation in their workplace where quality tools and/or practices were implemented to improve performance or to address a performance/organizational issue. Following each brief description of the performance/organizational situation and resolution (5 minutes), other Section members in attendance will be asked to provide comment and/or discussion on the situation presented (10 minutes).

The objective of this program is to:

  • provide Section members the opportunity to network and build long-term professional relationships with one another
  • allow Section members to share their workplace experiences with other fellow members and learn from one another

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Quality Manager – Northeast US

Anderson & Associates has been retained by a leading manufacturer of performance bearings to assist in recruiting a Quality Manager.

Position:
The Quality Manager directly supervises 10 -12 Quality Engineers and Quality Technicians. He/She will be responsible for planning, coordinating and directing the programs designed to ensure the quality of products, consistent with established standards.
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2015 Message from the Chair

Photo: Sandor Juhasz
Sandor Juhasz – NY/NY Metropolitan Section Chair
Dear ASQ Member,

Hello and welcome to the NY/NJ Metropolitan Section of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). I
encourage you explore our site see what makes up our organization.

In my second year as Section Chair, I plan on continuing to build upon the strong foundation set by our
past chairs in providing our members with educational programs, engaging section events and opportunities to network with other quality professionals. Our approach is simple and straightforward.

“Provide an atmosphere for learning and a platform to expand the principles that make up ASQ.”

So I invite you to visit us during one of our upcoming EVENTS. This is a great opportunity to meet your fellow members; learn a little more about our section and get a taste of the programs we offer throughout the year.

In addition, if you would like to work on some exciting projects and become involved within the section, I invite you to contact anyone of the Committee Chairs to get started. Please visit this page for their contact information.

Please feel free to contact me via e-mail if you have any questions.

See you at the next meeting……

Regards,

Sandor G. Juhasz, Chair
NY/NJ Metropolitan Section