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

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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Upcoming Education Opportunities at LIU Post

Communication & Stakeholder Management (MGE 525) – Mondays 1/22-5/7 from 7-8:50 PM at LIU Post
This course examines the people side of the interdisciplinary project team: leadership; hiring, training, and evaluating of personnel; and technical communications within the project team, with the organization’s managers, outside vendors, suppliers, and other project stake-holders.

Marketing in a Technical Environment (MGE 691) – Mondays 1/22 – 5/7 from 5-6:50 at LIU Post
This course highlights management techniques for marketing technical products and engineering services covers topics, which include: the marketing system, strategic marketing, market opportunity analysis, market planning, product strategy formulation, the marketing mix, the marketing organization, marketing research, marketing information systems and sales force decisions.

The objective of this course is to show you the benefits of using a systematic and analytical approach to marketing decision-making, and to build your skills and confidence in undertaking such analyses and decision-making. An analytical approach will enable you to: (1) identify alternative marketing options and actions, (2) calibrate the opportunity costs associated with each option, and (3) choose one or more options that have the highest likelihood of helping you achieve your business goals.

To Register or if you have additional questions please contact Brian J. Galli

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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