Workshop: Basic Statistics Training

Workshop Description:
This course will be of interest to all Quality professionals. The material covers the use and application of Basic statistical tools and techniques. The course will introduce basic data collection and sampling methods, control charts, graphical methods, and practical application areas in statistical quality control. (0.8 ASQ RUs)

Who should attend?
• Quality Managers
• Project Managers
• Anyone who is interested in learning more about basic statistics and data mining.

Organized By ASQ NY-NJ Metropolitan Section 300 In Association with NJ Transit


Mr. Dak Murthy P. E.

Mr. Murthy has thirty-five years experience in Management of Quality, Engineering, Project Management, Technical documentation, Implementation of procedures and Training. He is currently the Director of Quality Assurance at NJ Transit.

He is a Professional Engineer, licensed and certified by the State of New Jersey. He is also, an ISO -9000 Lead Quality Auditor, ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, and ASQ Certified Quality Manager. He was a Quality NJ Governor’s award examiner for 2002-2004. He is also a ASQ TEAM’s examiner for 2003-2013. Dak is Past Chair, Past Treasurer, and present Vice Chair for NY-NJ Metropolitan American Society for Quality.

Dak has published papers and made presentations on quality. His paper on “ Improving Reliability for Transit equipment” during the 57th Annual Quality Congress won the acclaim as “ Speaker Extraordinaire”. He holds a BS and MS degree in Engineering.

William J. Latzko, Ph.D.

William J. Latzko, Ph.D. is a management consultant who helps his clients to achieve quality in their products and services. He has over 50 years of technical and management experience in manufacturing and service industries. He also teaches Operations Management at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business and Quality Control and Management at Columbia University’s School of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.

A Fellow of the American Society for Quality as well as a Certified Quality Engineer, Dr. Latzko is a Past Chairman of the Quality Management Division of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). He was also the first chair of the ASQ Deming Medal Committee. He has served as chair and treasurer of the Metropolitan Section of ASQ. He is currently Newsletter editor, Voice of Customer Chair, Chair of the 65th Ott Conference on Quality (National Conference) and member of the Executive Committee. He received the ASQ Ellis R. Ott Award for joining quality technology and management and the W. Edwards Deming Medal. He is a long time member of the American Statistical Association where has also chaired a committee. Dr. W. Edwards Deming called him a “master.”

Dr. Latzko is president of Latzko Associates (1983- present), a Management Consulting Organization specializing in issues of quality. He has served as Director of Quality Control for Mundet Cork Corporation (1956-1961), Director of Management Science and Quality Control for CBS, Columbia Record Club (1961-1970), and Vice President for Quality Control for the Irving Trust Company (1970-1983). Formerly he was Plant Manager for the Joseph Dixon Crucible Company and for Alpha Metals.

He is the author of Quality and Productivity for Bankers and Financial Managers and Řízení Jakosri (Managing Quality in Czech) and has written over 50 articles on quality. He is co­author of MICR Quality Control Handbook and a contributor to Dr. Deming’s books, Quality, Productivity and Competitive Position and Out of the Crises. His latest book, with David Saunders is Four Days with Dr. Deming: A Strategy for Modern Methods of Management (Also translated into four languages).

He is working on a draft of his next book, The Executive’s Guide to Process Control which one can find at under the “Publications” tab. To access the draft chapters one needs the password: “book2006” (without the quotes). Any comments are welcome. Email him at

Registration Fee: $25 (plus service fee)

Refund Policy:
No shows will be billed. No refunds after October 18th, 2013

From all points with access to Route 280, take Exit 17A – Jersey City (508 East) follow the road approximately 1 mile, past Post Office complex. Immediately past “freedom drive” traffic light, make a right turn into the complex (you will see a sign for NJ Transit Rail Operations Meadows Maintenance Complex Employee Parking lot). Park in lot and take the elevated walkway into the building.

Directions to NJT Facility
Directions to NJT Facility

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