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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.)

ASQ June Member Gift: ISO 9001:2015 Transition

Thousands of organizations around the world are transitioning from ISO 9001:2008 to the 2015 version every month. For those of you still planning your transition process, here are lots of resources we hope will make it that much easier for you. Included are articles, case studies, and videos on the transition process to help you ensure a smoother and more value-added move into the new version.

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The ISO 9001:2015 Transition Bundle includes:

  • Document Control System Compliance Webcast (33 min)
  • ISO 9001:2015 for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Webcasts (40 min)
  • 5 ways we can help you prepare (Infographic)
  • Standards connection newsletter (Exclusive articles)

Your exclusive member gift will be available through June 30.

ASQ May Member Gift: Auditing

Happy 70th, ASQ! In honor of their 70th year ASQ has stepped up their Member Gifts to give you even more useful resources as a thank you for being part of the community that promotes the ever-expanding uses and value of quality. For starters we’re focusing on one of the core elements and roles in quality — auditing.

Below you’ll find basic introductions to auditing, video overviews, webcasts mini-courses on auditing basics and process auditing, a complete e-book on e-auditing, and lots of additional articles, tools, and templates. Yes, this gift is one you should save and use time and again, if you have anything to do with auditing, risk management, CAPA, or continuous improvement projects. Enjoy!

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Your exclusive member gift will be available through May 31.

The Auditing Bundle includes:

Section Meeting – Detection of Counterfeit Drugs and Other Products

Join us for May’s general section meeting and dinner as we discuss the use of quality methods in the detection of counterfeit prescription drugs and some recent case studies.

Nancy Sperling a quality assurance and regulatory compliance professional with over 20 years experience in pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices, and consumer health products. ASQ Certified Six Sigma Green Belt and Quality Auditor will be presenting this program.

Location: Spanish Tavern 103 McWhorter Street – Newark, NJ 07105

Date & Time: May 10th, 2016 – 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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Walter Young Scholarship Applications for 2016 are due April 1st!

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The NY/NJ Metropolitan Section of ASQ has $4,000 scholarships available for 2016!!

Please visit the Scholarship Program & Application page for complete eligibility details and this year’s application form.

The deadline for application is April 1st, 2016 for any questions contact:  Susan Watson at Scholarship@metro-asq.org