NY/NY METROPOLITAN Section receives Bronze PAR award from ASQ


We are pleased to announce that the NY/NJ Metropolitan Section Committee has received the Bronze award recognition for 2018.

The 2018 section Performance Awards & Recognition (PAR) results were recently announced by the ASQ’s Performance Awards & Recognition (PAR) committee. Where the section was recognized for achieving the bronze award recognition. This level was achieved by meeting the good standing requirements as well as meeting or exceeding the Member Value Metric.

Congratulations to everyone who supports the NY/NJ Metropolitan Section ans especially our volunteer committee members for your achievements. We are proud of your service to ASQ and continue to look forward to what is ahead for the section.

2018 ASQ PAR Awardees (PDF)

Section Meeting: How is data analytics transforming the audit function?

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Priya Gopinath

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.

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June 2019 Section Meeting: “Quality Professional” – Old Function, New Competencies

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Carl Johansen

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.

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2019 Scholarship Applications are open

The NY/NJ Metropolitan Section has two scholarships available to current members of ASQ 300 NY/NJ Metropolitan Section and/or their spouse, children, stepchildren, and/or grandchildren.

Also eligible for the Walter Young Scholarship are attendees, speakers or conference Committee members, of the 2018 Deming Conference and/or their spouse, children, stepchildren, and/or grandchildren.

For more information and to obtain an application for either scholarship please review the Walter Young Scholarship Application
or Mr. Dak Murthy Scholarship Applicationpages.

Deadlines for submission are; April 15th, 2019 for the
Walter Young Scholarship and May 31st, 2019 for the Dak Murthy Scholarship.

If you have any questions related to the available scholarships or the application process please direct them to Susan Watson, Scholarship Chair at 718-558-3881 or email: Scholarship@metro-asq.org

Celebration of the life and accomplishments of Dr. William J Latzko, ASQ Fellow and Past SECTION Chair

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Dr. William J Latzko

ASQ Members, friends and colleagues of Bill Latkzo are invited to attend a memorial Celebration of the life and accomplishments of Dr. William J Latzko, ASQ Fellow and Past Section Chair.

On Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 4:30 pm, the family shall gather to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Dr. William J. Latzko Statistician, Philatelist, Fencer, Olympian, Veteran, Banker, Father, Grandfather and Great-grandfather.

The celebration will take place at the Courtyard by Marriott, 3 Pembroke Place, Edgewater, NJ  07020 (Directions).  You are invited to come for all, any or part of the time. 

Please note: in the event you cannot attend in person stories or other memories to share should be emailed to EstateofWJLatzko@gmail.com

April 2019 Section Meeting: Business Process Improvement in Reinsurance, A Case Study

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.

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