2019 Scholarship Applications are open

The NY/NJ Metropolitan Section has two scholarships available to current members of ASQ 300 NY/NJ Metropolitan Section and/or their spouse, children, stepchildren, and/or grandchildren.

Also eligible for the Walter Young Scholarship are attendees, speakers or conference Committee members, of the 2018 Deming Conference and/or their spouse, children, stepchildren, and/or grandchildren.

For more information and to obtain an application for either scholarship please review the Walter Young Scholarship Application
or Mr. Dak Murthy Scholarship Applicationpages.

Deadlines for submission are; April 15th, 2019 for the
Walter Young Scholarship and May 31st, 2019 for the Dak Murthy Scholarship.

If you have any questions related to the available scholarships or the application process please direct them to Susan Watson, Scholarship Chair at 718-558-3881 or email: Scholarship@metro-asq.org

Celebration of the life and accomplishments of Dr. William J Latzko, ASQ Fellow and Past SECTION Chair

Photo: Dr. William J Latzko

Dr. William J Latzko

ASQ Members, friends and colleagues of Bill Latkzo are invited to attend a memorial Celebration of the life and accomplishments of Dr. William J Latzko, ASQ Fellow and Past Section Chair.

On Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 4:30 pm, the family shall gather to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Dr. William J. Latzko Statistician, Philatelist, Fencer, Olympian, Veteran, Banker, Father, Grandfather and Great-grandfather.

The celebration will take place at the Courtyard by Marriott, 3 Pembroke Place, Edgewater, NJ  07020 (Directions).  You are invited to come for all, any or part of the time. 

Please note: in the event you cannot attend in person stories or other memories to share should be emailed to EstateofWJLatzko@gmail.com

April 2019 Section Meeting: Business Process Improvement in Reinsurance, A Case Study

Join us for this month’s section meeting  where we will be discussing  Business Process Improvement in the Reinsurance industry.

Business Process Improvement, a core business function at BlueLine Associates, involves the evaluation of current practices, which is done through a thorough analysis of people, process and technology. The review provides solutions that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization based on agreed critical success factors.

Our client wanted to conduct a complete process review across all business functions to identify opportunities to improve cost and quality. We performed an end-to-end process review to provide a holistic view of the company and implemented recommendations that achieve over $7m in operational efficiency while increasing employee satisfaction and engagement.

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Quality Operations Specialist – Edison, NJ

MakeSpace is a rapidly growing startup based in NYC that provides a convenient way to store your things. We are reinventing the $34B storage industry by finally putting the customer first and giving them a simple and easy way to get their things into and out of storage, without lifting a finger.

Reporting to the Head of Quality/Continuous Improvement, the Quality Operations Specialist will work primarily out of the Edison warehouse in a cross-functional role between Quality/Continuous Improvement and Operations. As a liaison between these teams, the QIS will be actively leading and deploying quality and improvement activities in the warehouse. The role will also be working closely with the Customer Support team to resolve field escalations and quality issues directly from customers.

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The Digital Factory Transformation Process To Reduce / Detect / Eliminate Human Errors In Computer Numerically Controlled Systems: 2019 Spring Mini Ott ASQ NJIT Quality Conference

Organized and presented by Professor Paul G Ranky with invited speaker Robert Hacker, Director of StartUP FIU in Miami, FL, professor of entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship at Florida International University, and NJIT Makerspace Colleagues and Students. Following this ASQ tradition, this Spring we are pleased to take our attendees to the new NJIT Makerspace, a $11.6 million hi-tech facility. During this event we’ll focus on how companies should focus on their digital quality transformation journey supported by human error prevention, detection and eventual human error elimination principles, methods, tools, technologies and workflows. A very exciting topic, that can save huge amounts for any organization! The advanced, computer controlled manufacturing, 3D printing, additive manufacturing and quality principles, methods, tools and practical examples presented are applicable to almost any factory, organization / business.

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February 2019 Section Meeting: NY Transit Museum Tour

The February 2019 Section Meeting will be preceded by a tour of the NY Transit Museum, located at 99 Schermerhorn Street Brooklyn, NY 11201.

Founded in 1976, the New York Transit Museum is dedicated to telling and preserving the stories of mass transportation – extraordinary engineering feats, workers who labored in the tunnels over 100 years ago, communities that were drastically transformed, and the ever-evolving technology, design, and ridership of a system that runs 24 hours a day, every day of the year.  This bears on and helps understand the state of quality and challenges it faced in those days.

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