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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 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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Program: Intro to Quality in Aerospace Manufacturing

Please join us for our April 2018 Section meeting where Corie LaRocco will lead an introduction to Quality in Aerospace Manufacturing. During the guided discussion we will explore various topics including:

  • Company Quality Requirements for doing business
  • Auditing
  • Documentation & Flowdown
  • Mfg – Working within standard requirements
  • Special processes & certification
  • Product approval
  • Shipping
  • Corrective / Preventative Action
  • Continuous Improvement

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Section Meeting: Singapore Culture and Quality Presentation and Grand Central Terminal Tour

This event is a General Section Meeting where attendees are invited to bring a spouse or significant other. The February 2018 Section Meeting and Singapore Culture Presentation will be preceded by an optional tour of Grand Central Terminal. A Tour Guide will lead a 75 minute tour of historic Grand Central Terminal, currently the home of Metro-North Railroad and soon to be a second Manhattan destination for the Long Island Railroad in addition to its current Penn Station destination. Tour Guide will lead the tour group through the Terminal describing its grand history and current operations. Following the tour, the group will walk to nearby Annie Moore’s Bar and Restaurant for the Section Meeting, including dinner and a very informative presentation on Singapore Culture and Quality.

Time & Place:

  • Tour: 4:00-6:00pm, Grand Central Terminal Main Concourse at the Information Booth under the Historic Clock
  • Section Meeting: 6:30-8:30 pm, Annie Moore’s Bar & Restaurant, 22 East 41st Street, New York, NY 10017 Phone: 212-986-7826

Registration:

All attendees (members, non-members, spouses/significant others must register through Eventbrite. Please note for this event each attendee must have separate tickets for the tour and the Section Meeting/Presentation)

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ASQ North Jersey Preparation Course and Workshop for Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) !!!STARTS JANUARY 6th!!!

ASQ North Jersey Section is hosting a preparation course and workshop for Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) starting on January 6th, 2018

Please register before December 25th if you are interested. To register please send the completed registration form to Carl Perini at cperini@asqnorthjersey.org

Location: Saint Paul’s Congregational Church, 10 St. Paul’s Place, Nutley, NJ

CERTIFIED QUALITY ENGINEER (CQE) – Public classes are held on consecutive Saturdays starting about 9 AM Course length: 40 hours
This course helps prepare the student for the Certified Quality Engineer examination. It offers a detailed review of the body of knowledge which is covered in this examination. The amount of material covered is extensive and students are expected to have a firm basic background in most areas of Quality Engineering.

Review the instructor’s profile on LinkedIn – Mike Parrillohttps://www.linkedin.com/in/parrilloasq

Section Meeting: What Does cGXP Mean And What Are The Differences Between cGLP, CGMP and cGCP?

Many of us work in a regulated environment. We may work on the manufacturing floor of a pharmaceutical company or we may work in a clinical laboratory in a hospital. Many of us may work in a government laboratory or in an academic laboratory in a university. There is a common thread impacting all these settings which is known as cGXP. cGXP is a set of regulations which impact an organization to stay within compliance so as not to harm the public and result in closure of the institution. Within cGXP there are three categories which impact most workplaces and they are; cGMP, cGCP and cGLP. I will explain how these categories differ and the consequences that occur by not following these regulations. I am hoping that after this presentation, if you see something that is incorrect at your work place you will be able to cleverly point it out to your QA/compliance manager.

Whether it is in the laboratory, manufacturing floor or in the clinic there are regulatory requirements to be met. cGXP for the most part are the guiding regulations and there is confusion how these regulations differ. Please attend this meeting to find out.
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Section Meeting: Got Risk? Risk Assessment Tools for ISO 14001: 2015

In 2015, ISO 9001 was not the only management system standard revised to include risk and opportunities requirements. The latest revision of ISO 14001 also now includes risk and opportunity requirements for an environmental management system (EMS). But how can your EMS meet these requirements? Join us for a presentation of one company’s efforts to incorporate risk in the EMS. Specific discussion points include: developing and managing an EMS risk assessment process as part of a larger risk portfolio, risk tools and techniques adopted for determining environmental aspect significance, developing tools to include sustainability efforts in the EMS risk assessment process, and developing tools to communicate EMS risk assessment results to stakeholders.

Photo: Carl JohansenPRESENTED BY: Carl Johansen BSIT, MSTM, GRCP, GRCA, ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditor Certified, Section Manager Utility Shared Services Quality Management, Con Edison

In his current role at Con Edison Carl is the Section Manager for the Utility Shared Services Quality Management department and the program manager for the company-wide certification of its environmental management system to ISO 14001. Carl is applying quality management techniques honed in the manufacturing industry to the energy and utility sector at Con Edison. In his spare time, Carl is an automotive enthusiast who enjoys MINI Cooper rallies and shows with friends.

Carl is an active member of ASQ holding the marketing chair for the Design and Construction Division (DCD), the technology chair for the Customer-Supplier Division (CSD), and he’s a member of the environmental management sub-committee of ASQ’s Energy & Environment Division (EED) in the role of environmental management SME.
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