Thank you for you leadership!

We would like to sincerely thank the departing Leadership Team members of the NJIT Student Section.

Special thanks and appreciation go to Olga Kalaba who has served with enthusiasm and professional project management skills as the NJIT Student Section President between 2013 and 2015. We would also like to thank Gregory N. Ranky, who has shared his valuable knowledge and insight as the NJIT Student Section Secretary from 2010 until 2015.

NY/NJ Metropolitan Section 300 Holiday / Awards Dinner

The NY/NJ Metropolitan Section will be hosting a Holiday/Awards Dinner to recognize and thank those individuals who have worked so hard to plan and implement the Section’s events. This year’s event will be held on 6:30 PM, Saturday, December 05, 2014 at:
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Nominations for Section Executive Board for 2016

Dear member,

Sorry I am late. On the basis of the recommendation of the Present Executive Board I am presenting the following members for your approval:

Chair: Samir Joshi
Secretary: David Sherman
Treasurer: Sandor G. Juhasz
Vice-Chair & LEAN SIG: Vince Miller
Vice-Chair & Healthcare SIG: Priya Gopinath

Please send me your vote ASAP or purpose another name before November 09, 2015, I will announce the results on Tuesday, November 10th Section Meeting.
Please feel free to contact me for any questions regarding the section candidates. Thanks!

Regards,

Satish Laroia
satishlaroia@aol.com, 919-387-8556
Nomination Chair
ASQ New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Section

Click here to download the PDF version of this announcement.

ARE YOU FOCUSED ON THE CUSTOMER, CREATING VALUE OR SOLVING PROBLEMS IN THE WORKPLACE? “LEAN IT TODAY AND USE IT TOMORROW”

The you should be attending Come to Lean it Today and Use it Tomorrow at the NYU Torch Club on November 3rd in New York City. The ASQ Metro Section 300, Lean Special Interest Group is sponsoring a one-day Lean Boot Camp, for $99.00 for ASQ members and $199.00 for non-members. Come to hear from leading experts in lean thinking, lean service and lean six sigma. Lunch is included! Seating is extremely limited.

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Why ASQ Lean Special Interest Group Boot Camp

  • Practical Experience from Practitioners, Educators and Consultants
  • Setting Value not Price! Immediate Payback and High Return on Investment
  • Quality Learning Experience. Assorted learning situations, simulations and engagement.
  • Networking. Meet professionals in service, healthcare, education, retail, finance and more.

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

Registration:

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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