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ASQ June Member Gift: Change Management

This month’s member gift bundle: Change Management

Have you ever had an idea for a change in your organization only to be challenged at every turn by others who can’t seem to see your vision as clearly as you do but, oddly enough, can easily find lots of barriers?

To help you meet this challenge and become a more successful agent of change, here are a few of the resources we’ve gathered for you this month:
• New webcast: We Move Our Own Cheese: Championing Change, with bonus checklists, plus additional expert webcasts

• Complete e-book: The Magic of Self-Directed Work Teams: A Case Study in Courage and Culture Change

• New portable MP3s to listen to on the go, and much more!

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Your exclusive member gift will be available through June 30, 2017.

Call for Papers!! North New Jersey Spring 2017 Conference

39th Annual ASQ North Jersey SectionSpring Quality Training Conference” will be held on April 13th 2017.

Proposals will be reviewed by the Committee for relevance, innovation, demonstrated application, and technical content. Priority will be given to new and unique approaches that have resulted in measurable improvements to organizational processes and customer satisfaction. The following is a list of suggested topics; however, you are not limited to the list. Feel free to send proposals in all areas that you feel are relevant to this year’s theme “Quality Takes More Than Luck.”

Some Proposed Focus Areas:

  • Leadership (Innovation, Change, Empowerment, Alignment to Goals)
  • Auditing (Internal, External, 3rd Party, ISO, 16949, GMP)
  • What’s New (Environmental, Regulatory, lessons learned etc.)
  • Electronics (J-Standard, testing, inspecting, CEPM)
  • FDA Regulated (Pharma, Medical Devices, Lessons Learned, Risk 14971)
  • Lean and Six Sigma
  • Risk

Timeline Submit ASAP. The deadline for proposal submissions is September 30th, 2016.
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2016 Walter Young Scholarship Award Program

$ 4,000 scholarships available!!!! for current members of ASQ 0300 NY/NJ Metropolitan Section and/or their spouse, children, stepchildren, and/or grandchildren.

Also eligible are attendees, speakers or conference Committee members, of the 2015 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 page

Deadline for submission is April 1st, 2016.

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

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.

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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Lean it Today and use it Tomorrow – One Day Bootcamp

Keep your calendar open, for on November 3rd at the NYU Torch Club at NYU in New York City, the ASQ NY/NJ Metropolitan Section, Lean Special Interest Group is sponsoring a one-day Lean Bootcamp, “Lean it Today and use it Tomorrow.” Tickets will go on sale Monday, September 21st. Seating is extremely limited.

To reserve your spot for Lean it Today and use it Tomorrow, check our website at https://metro-asq.org/ to register and for additional information.

2015 Walter Young Scholarship Winner Announced

Congratulations to Alex Wang the recipient of the 2015 Walter Young Scholarship!

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Brief Bio about Alex

After going to college to pursue software engineering, Alex discovered an interest in design and user experience. This summer, he is interning at GoDaddy, working on improving and standardizing the company’s UX across all products.

In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, exercising, and watching shows.

Alex is interested in constantly improving user experience in every aspect of life, and consistent quality is one of the most important aspects of it.

He plans on using the scholarship to continue pursuing his education.