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

Photo: Dr. William J Latzko

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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The Digital Factory Transformation Process To Reduce / Detect / Eliminate Human Errors In Computer Numerically Controlled Systems: 2019 Spring Mini Ott ASQ NJIT Quality Conference

Organized and presented by Professor Paul G Ranky with invited speaker Robert Hacker, Director of StartUP FIU in Miami, FL, professor of entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship at Florida International University, and NJIT Makerspace Colleagues and Students. Following this ASQ tradition, this Spring we are pleased to take our attendees to the new NJIT Makerspace, a $11.6 million hi-tech facility. During this event we’ll focus on how companies should focus on their digital quality transformation journey supported by human error prevention, detection and eventual human error elimination principles, methods, tools, technologies and workflows. A very exciting topic, that can save huge amounts for any organization! The advanced, computer controlled manufacturing, 3D printing, additive manufacturing and quality principles, methods, tools and practical examples presented are applicable to almost any factory, organization / business.

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February 2019 Section Meeting: NY Transit Museum Tour

The February 2019 Section Meeting will be preceded by a tour of the NY Transit Museum, located at 99 Schermerhorn Street Brooklyn, NY 11201.

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.

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Sr. Quality Engineer, Veeco, San Jose, CA

Veeco (NASDAQ: VECO) is a leading manufacturer of innovative semiconductor process equipment. Our proven MOCVD, lithography, laser annealing, ion beam and single wafer etch & clean technologies play an integral role in producing LEDs for solid-state lighting and displays, and in the fabrication of advanced semiconductor devices. With equipment designed to maximize performance, yield and cost of ownership, Veeco holds technology leadership positions in all these served markets.

Overview:
Veeco is looking for a Sr. Quality Engineer to drive continuous improvement initiatives and support operational effectiveness as we meet and exceed the challenging requirements of our customers. This Sr. Quality Engineering position will drive a systems approach into critical quality processes, consistent with the expectations of customers in the semiconductor industry and ISO 9001:2015. Additionally, as a Sr. Quality Engineer, you will be expected to deploy and utilize key performance metrics to monitor, identify and drive opportunities for improvement at both a product and process level. Reporting to the VP of Quality and Customer Satisfaction, this position will engage across the broad spectrum of quality operations with the right candidate being a self-motivated individual with strong communication skills who thrives in a fast-paced environment where the development of practical business processes enabling data based decision making is valued. If you are experienced driving a systems approach while enabling product quality and customer satisfaction improvements as a change agent for a high technology capital equipment manufacturer, and are motivated by challenge, then this position may be right for you.
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2018 Annual Section Awards and Recognition Dinner

The NY/NJ Metropolitan Section will be hosting it’s annual Holiday/Awards Dinner to recognize and thank those individuals who have worked so hard to plan and implement the Section’s events over the past year. Please come and join the celebration

Date: Saturday December 1st at 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Location: The Manor, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange, NJ (MapIt)

Registration: Deadline for registration is November 26th

January 2019 Section Meeting: How are internal audit departments tracking the risks introduced by Robotic Process Automation?

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).
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