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July ASQ Member Gift Bundle

Process Mapping and Improvement!

A picture of a process is truly worth a thousand words. Whether you’re implementing ISO 9001, Lean Six Sigma, Baldrige, or Business Process Management, process mapping and flowcharts play a critical role in understanding the current state of a process and its potential improvement.

In this gift we’re giving you lots of resources to help you realize these benefits, we’ve gathered the following resources:

• Best Selling eBooks on Process Mapping and Process Improvement!
• Webcasts and videos of experts and practitioners on process mapping and improvement topics.
• ASQTV, video introductions to process mapping topics, along with tips and best practices from industry leaders.
• Downloadable process templates, including Internal Audit Process Model, Calibration Process model, and many more!Access Your Member Gift

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Your exclusive member gift will be available through July 31, 2018.

Did You Also Know?

By maintaining an active membership with ASQ, you are able to receive 0.5 RUs per 12 months of membership.

Visit asq.org/cert/recertification for more information about recertification.

May Member Gift Bundle

DID YOU KNOW that you have access to nearly 40,000 ASQ quality resources including articles, case studies, industry reports, tools and templates, topic introductions, free e-books, webcasts and videos, sample chapters, newsletters, and expert blogs?

With so many resources available to ASQ members, we thought it would be helpful to remind you of all the ideas, applications, and solutions you can access when you need them and where to find them. Plus, we’ve included lots of free bonuses with this gift, too!

  • New Member Benefit for Full Members! 25 years of the Quality Management Journal and nearly 50 years of the Journal of Quality Technology
  • Five of our most popular webcast series, including a seven-part series on Basic Quality Tools
  • ASQTV video introductions to quality topics, along with tips and best practices from industry leaders
  • Career resources, including expert articles, career coach videos, an annual salary report, a free newsletter, and a full Career Center with updated nationwide job postings


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Section Meeting: Workforce Issues for NJ Manufacturers – The Need for Skilled Workers

Join us for the June 2018 section meeting where Ray Vaccari will share with us the state of NJ’s manufacturing industry, focusing on its workforce issues. NJ has 11,000 manufacturing companies, 90% of which have 50 or less employees. Most of these companies do not have HR departments to help find and develop the skilled workers they need to continue operations and grow in the future. This talk will focus on the issues manufacturers have due to the shortage of skilled workers. Ray will discuss programs the NJ Dept. of Labor has implemented to help train incumbent and new workers. He will also present what educators are doing, particularly in the Career Technical Education (CTE) schools (aka votechs), private schools, community colleges and four year universities. One solution that NJIT has developed is the MechaFORCE Registered Internship Manufacturing Program, M-RIM, in which NJIT acts as a sponsor for apprenticeships, or registered internships, for NJ manufacturers.

DATE, TIME & PLACE: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Spanish Tavern, 103 McWhorter Street – Newark, NJ 07105 (MapIt)
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2018 Walter Young Scholarship Award Applications are Due Soon!

$ 4,000 scholarships available!!!! for current members of ASQ 300 NY/NJ Metropolitan Section and/or their spouse, children, stepchildren, and/or grandchildren.

Also eligible are attendees, speakers or conference Committee members, of the 2017 Deming Conference and/or their spouse, children, stepchildren, and/or grandchildren.

For more information and to obtain the application please review the Walter Young Scholarship Application

Deadline for submission is April 2nd, 2018.

ANY QUESTIONS? Please contact: Susan Watson at scholarship@metro-asq.org

2018 Spring Mini Ott ASQ NJIT Quality Conference

Following this ASQ tradition, this spring (April 3rd, 2018) we are pleased to take our attendees to the new NJIT Makerspace, a $11.6 million hi-tech facility.

In the first half of the program we’ll visit our new Makerspacer laboratory at NJIT to explain and demonstrate How Hi-tech, Feedback Controlled Manufacturing and Fabrication Systems Can Enable Zero-defect Production Results.

The NJIT Makerspace is a new educational and research facility planned to expand to 24,000 sq ft. It serves students in all NJIT majors, with plans to include in its user-audience high school students from NJIT’s vicinity as well as activities for workforce training. The NJIT Makerspace focuses on hi-tech manufacturing and houses an impressive assortment of industrial manufacturing, production, and prototyping equipment. Students will have access to Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining centers, industrial metrology equipment, 5-Axis water jet, wire Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM), manual metalworking equipment, electronics assembly equipment, 3D printing, laser cutting, and a full complement of hand tools. In NJIT’s Makerspace, students, faculty members and industrial collaborators will have access to an unmatched assortment of state of the art equipment and training resources, which will drive the facility to become a campus hub where students, faculty, and industry gather to collaborate, build, design, innovate and create.

This will take place in the NJIT GITC building, ground floor.

In the second half of the program we’ll join another laboratory to perform our Zero-defect Quality Modeling Methods Using Lean Six-sigma Statistical Analysis by Paul G Ranky and his students. This will take place in the NJIT GITC building, room 2305.

DATE, TIME & PLACE: April 3, 2018, NJIT, GITC Makerspace facility, GITC bldg. ground floor entrance. We’ll meet here sharp at 6 pm.
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Section Meeting: A Clog in the Wheel of Quality Management

The risk of fraud is very real and unfortunately, happens often. Fraudulent activities have always been woven within the corporate fabric and cuts across industries, businesses and governmental establishments. History has shown that the impact of fraud can be catastrophic and have a lasting adverse effect. Fraud events have increased in recent years due to a variety of reasons including the financial benefit, opportunity, motive, justification or rationalization. Certainly, its awareness, prevention and early detection are very important in sustaining a quality management system. The discussion will include:

  • Lessons Learned: Con Edison’s fight against fraud.
  • The common areas of fraud risk and the key red flags to look for.
  • A discussion of factors that create a perfect environment for fraud to thrive.
  • An understanding of the components of quality management and how fraud hinders its achievement.
  • Resourceful ways of combating fraud.

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Register Now! North Jersey ASQ 2018 Spring Quality Conference

40 Year emblemNorth Jersey Section’s 2018 Spring Quality Conference is quickly approaching…Don’t miss this special 40th anniversary event!!!

The 40th Annual Spring Quality Conference (SQC) to be held on March 29th, 2018 at the The Marriott Hanover in Whippany, New Jersey. The full day with continental breakfast, 4 course lunch, 4 tracks, 22 Speakers, 2 FDA panel presentations in the FDA Track, vendors, and outstanding networking opportunities.

The full SQC Program and Brochure are posted on their website. Browse the website by clicking the tabs along the top.

Join the fun and network, network, network, with like minded professionals!

To register email swbecker3@comcast.net for registration details or call 908-966-6744 (Cell)

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Former NY/NJ Section Chair Dak Murthy has passed away

Photo Dak MurthyWith profound regret, we, Crishna Murthy, wife of Dak Murthy, and Mihir Murthy, son of Dak Murthy, announce the passing of Dak Murthy this morning. Dak valiantly fought for more than 6 years with progressive muscle atrophy, but succumbed to its wrath in the end. Undoubtedly, the disease has proved that it is far bigger, mightier than any one of us could conquer. Dak experienced massive respiratory distress and could not recover from it.

Dak leaves behind his wife, Crishna Murthy, an attorney, and his only child, Mihir Murthy, an engineer, three brothers, three sisters, and nieces, nephews,cousins, and vast number of friends and colleagues.

Dak just reached 65 on January 5th. He was born in Chennai (Madras) and lived his first 30 years in Chennai. He graduated as an engineer from Anna University in Chennai, India and worked nearly 10 years before migrating to USA.

Dak completed his Masters from NJIT and obtained professional engineering license. He also obtained a number of ASQ certifications and held regular teaching sessions to promote quality. He has been working for NJ Transit for 32 years, and for the last 11 years, as Director of Quality. He volunteered hundreds of hours to American Society of Quality, both locally and as a Team judge.

Before passing away, Dak expressed and wanted to convey his deep sense of gratitude to all of you for helping, especially during the last brutal six years of his life.

The viewing will be held at Franklin Memorial Park between 9am-11am.
http://www.franklinmemorialpark.org/

In lieu of flowers, please donate your tax deductible donation to:
Joan Dancy & PALS (People with ALS) Foundation
Riverview Medical Center
One Riverview Plaza
PO Box 8157
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Ksperring@joandancyandpals.org Joandancyandpals.org