Thanks for a great Section meeting yesterday and thanks again for Dave and Bill for an engaging QA presentation (with full set props and all!). They presented on Survivor Stories, a set of case studies from “the QA foxhole” out in the field and we covered everything from imported radios and drug testing to Madagascar vanilla extract and computer monitor quality. Continue reading Photos from the QA Foxhole
Don’t forget to register and attend Thursday’s section meeting. To register or for more information on the program visit The program description
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The Presentation will include:
- A fun and informative presentation given by Bill Latzko, a Master of Quality (Title given to Bill by Dr. W. Edwards Deming), and Dave Sherman, a 25+ year veteran of Food/Beverage, Environmental, & Clinical Laboratories.
- The Presentation is subtitled, “A View from the Foxhole”. We will discuss specific issues that occurred while we were “Guarding against a Non-Quality Invasion.”
- Topics Discussed will include:
- A CBS Columbia Records Promotion that required $1,755,000 worth of radios purchased in Hong Kong in 1968.
- A Brilliant way to try to beat a “Drug Test” for Marijuana.
- The Artificial Adulteration of “Natural” Essential Oils.
Section Meeting: May 14th, 2013
Our presentation will provide an informative introduction to the principles of using the Balanced Scorecard as a Strategic Management System. This concept was first introduced in the 1992 Harvard Business Review article authored by, Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton. They revolutionized conventional thinking about performance metrics by introducing the concept of the balanced scorecard. Continue reading The Balanced Scorecard
Section Meeting: April 16th, 2013
Our presentation will provide an informative introduction to the principles and language of the The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and their impact. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey was first published in 1989 and there have been more than 25 million copies sold in 38 languages, and continues to remain one of the best selling nonfiction business books to this day.
In the Seven Habits, Covey presents a presents an approach to being effective in attaining goals by aligning oneself to what he calls “true north” principles that he presents as universal and timeless in his various works. He does not claim to have invented the principles but rather to have rediscovered them and created a simple language for articulating them. In August 2011, Time listed Seven Habits as one of “The 25 Most Influential Business Management Books.” Continue reading Introduction to The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People®
The section’s March meeting will be a joint meeting with the NJIT Student Section on March 4, 2013. The program will consist of diner followed by the following short presentations:
- Welcome by Austin Lin, ASQ Section 300 Chair and 2013 Feigenbaum Medal recepient along with Dr Paul G Ranky, NJIT Professor, ASQ Member (15 mins plus Q/A)
- Andrew Campbell and Heiko Sieling, Eastern Millwork, Inc., NJ: High Quality, Complex Woodworking Project Challenges and Solutions (30 mins plus Q/A)
- Yijun Zheng and Paul G Ranky: Towards an Integrated Lean Six-sigma Statistical Methodology and Toolset For Digital Enterprise Improvement (30 mins plus Q/A)
- Gregory N. Ranky: Sustainability and Energy Independence for the Future: Alternative Nuclear Fusion Approaches (30 mins plus Q/A)
- Paul G Ranky: Continuous Quality Improvement Opportunities and Challenges for Small, Large and Megacities: a Multimedia Journey Around the World (30 mins plus Q/A)
The event will include:
- Being a part of The Chinese New Year Celebration going on in Chinatown
- A Ten Course Chinese Banquet
- BYOB – Each person may bring their own beverage of choice
Seating is limited, so get your reservation in EARLY!
Continue reading General Section Meeting and Spouse Night – A Ten Course Chinese Banquet in Chinatown – NYC
Section Meeting – January 8th, 2013
I. Presentation overview—Lynn Tang, PhD, Associate Professor, College of New Jersey
China’s 12th Five Year Plan (2011-2015) offers an important framework for China’s economic and social development. It is also a significant document for China’s partners in the world economy because it presents both opportunities to do business with China and challenges to compete with Chinese companies in the global marketplace. Policy makers should also heed to China’s call for accomplishing the Plan’s goals.
The presentation briefly describes the nature of the Plan and explains the implications of the Plan to US businesses. Emphasis is placed on opportunities in China for companies in the health, technology and environmental sectors over the next 5-10 years.
The presenter will encourage wide audience participation. Several simple questions will be posed to the audience at the beginning of the presentation to engage them in discussion. Participants will benefit from the presentation by learning about the planned direction of the Chinese economy over the next few years, the implications of China’s policies for domestic and international business, and the role that U.S. businesses can play in this new economic environment.
II. Presentation Overview—Irene Wei, PhD, CQA, CEO, CSR Pharma Services, Inc
Since 2001, when China entered the World Trade Organization, to today when China has hosted the Summer Olympics in 2008 and the World Expo in 2010, the country has evolved into the global low-cost Manufacturing powerhouse with a sizeable sovereign wealth of about USD $3 trillion. Beginning a new decade, we see a changing Healthcare and Life Sciences landscape in the 21st Century with China developing and becoming a new Global Epicenter for Life Sciences Research and Innovation. The U.S. may still be the world’s superpower, but China and India are rapidly vying for world dominance in Biopharma by adding more research and innovation to their life sciences industry. There is a growing competition among these three nations for biopharma enterprises and their jobs, as they all look to this industry (pharmaceutical and biotech) for future growth.
The presentation will briefly describe the current market landscape in China and summarize the implications of Quality to US health, technology and environment businesses. Emphasis will be placed on new regulations that may have relevance to other industries. The presenter will discuss challenges and opportunities in China for U.S. companies in this decade.
Continue reading Economic and Quality Trends in China: Challenges and Opportunities