Technology adoption and advancements in business operations and increasing use of data analytics/ visualization are paving the way for audit functions to re-imagine the way in which audits are planned and executed. A transformed audit model includes analytics beyond sample-based testing to include full population analyses of audit-relevant data. Analytics enables greater assurance in identifying and sizing business risks, provides necessary audit evidence and enables auditors to offer deeper, relevant and actionable insights to business stakeholders. How are audit departments leveraging analytics? Are audit departments rating analytics as valuable in achieving their objectives? What analytics tools are most commonly used? What skills should auditors of the future consider adopting to grow and align with such a transforming model? Join us to discuss these and share your perspective or approach on this important topic at this section meeting.Continue reading Section Meeting: How is data analytics transforming the audit function?
The term “quality professional” has been around for well over 100 years, and like the industries this function serves, the meaning and skill sets continually evolve to suit the needs of industry. Our profession is rapidly changing and the competencies required are no longer within a single discipline, but rather found in multiple disciplines ranging from traditional quality tools to ethics and IT. This presentation will discuss the core competencies and responsibilities of the modern quality professional, and why a diversified skill set is now more important than ever. Embark on your journey of change now, or risk being left behind wondering why job opportunities and career growth are limited.Continue reading June 2019 Section Meeting: “Quality Professional” – Old Function, New Competencies
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.Continue reading April 2019 Section Meeting: Business Process Improvement in Reinsurance, A Case Study
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.Continue reading February 2019 Section Meeting: NY Transit Museum Tour
Join our monthly section meeting where David Kahan will demystify Robotic Process Automation (RPA), outline its benefits, share predictions and provide insights on how organizations may proactively address the risk and control implications of RPA implementations.
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology allows organizations to automate high-volume, deterministic, system-based tasks by introducing a virtual workforce of “robots.” This technology can dramatically reduce costs, while improving service levels, data quality and reducing risk. The financial services industry has embraced RPA as a disruptive force that challenges the current state of business operations while simultaneously aligning with organizational drivers. Risk and Control considerations have been recognized as foundational components of a successful RPA program, yet sometimes perceived as burdensome and therefore may be sidestepped due to competing agendas (e.g. speed to market).
Continue reading January 2019 Section Meeting: How are internal audit departments tracking the risks introduced by Robotic Process Automation?
Don’t forget to register for next week’s Section Meeting on the Quality Aspects as Artificial Intelligence Progresses.
Dr. Beth Kujan will lead a discussion where we will consider aspects of intelligence we have come to expect from automation.
2018 Fall Mini Ott ASQ NJIT Quality Conference
Following this ASQ tradition, this Fall we are pleased to take our attendees to the new NJIT Makerspace, a $11.6 million hi-tech facility. During this even we’ll focus on how companies should focus on their digital quality transformation journey supported by smart feedback controlled manufacturing and fabrication systems to enable zero-defect / outstanding quality production. A very exciting topic, that can save huge amounts for any organization! The quality methods, tools and practical examples presented are applicable to almost any factory, organization / business.
In the first half of the program we’ll visit our new Makerspacer laboratory at NJIT to explain and demonstrate how smart, feedback controlled, on-demand manufacturing and fabrication systems can enable zero-defect production results.
In the second half of the program we’ll join another laboratory to perform our Quality Analysis and Modeling Methods Using Lean Six-sigma Statistical Tools by Paul G Ranky and his students.
Date & Time: Tuesday, 11/13/2018 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: This will take place in the NJIT GITC building, room 2305. Newark, NJ
Continue reading November 2018 Section Meeting: Smart, Feedback Controlled, On-demand Manufacturing Systems To Enable Zero-defect Production
There still is time to register for the upcoming section meeting where the topic is Branding For Landing
Are you over thinking how to get that job?
Did you know there are essentially two steps to getting a job?
What does it take to stand out in the world of work?
Everyone has a personal brand. The question is, does your brand accurately represent who you are? It serves to reason that a strong brand is preferable to a weak one. In this session, Alex Freund, The Landing Expert, shares how to create a strong, compelling brand that will have companies wanting you for the position.
Companies spend millions every year building their brands. They are carefully crafted and vigorously defended. You need to put the same effort into your brand.
Looking at the job search process, hiring managers and human resource officials determine evaluate you quickly and based on few inputs. The good news is you have the opportunity to stand out.
Delivering your brand clearly and consistently is just as important, but first you need to understand what a brand is and isn’t. Alex explores “branding” and the art of creating a distinct brand for yourself. He will share which variables are most often used by Human Resources determining whether to call you in for an interview or not.
So whether you want to learn how create your own brand, become known in a new career field, or attract interviews, it may boil down to the quality of your brand.
During this event, you will:
- Look at the concept of brand is (and isn’t)
- Explore what it takes to build your awesome brand
- Learn what it takes to be the candidate
- Be taught how to position yourself to hear “Yes. It’s you we want.”
- Examine determinants of your brand
- Gain valuable insights to landing a job and doing the “happy dance”