Susan Watson, Scholarship Committee Chair Tracy L McClair, Section Recipient, Anthony Y Wang, Deming Conference Recipient, Andy Frohn, NY/NJ Metropolitan Section ASQ Chair
Walter Young Scholarship
The NY/NJ Metropolitan Section manages the Walter Young Scholarship to encourage and support the application of quality concepts and methodology in all professional fields through a college scholarship award program.
By Charles Nixon
The ISM Code is the International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention. It provides an international standard that all maritime companies must adhere to for the safe management and operation of their ships.
We were sad to learn that Stanley A. Marash died. Stan was a big supporter of the NY/NJ Metropolitan Section, a former Chair of the Section and recipient of our Ellis R. Ott Award as well as other ASQ medals. For those not familiar with Stan, one can get a very good description at the Quality Digest site:
The Nominating Committee of Satish Larioa, Chair, Andy Frohn, and Russ Ferretti nominated the following to serve on the NY/NJ Metropolitan Leadership Board for the year 2010-2011:
Andrew W. Frohn
Russell A. Ferretti
MTA Metro North RR
Procter & Gamble
Chubb Group of Insurance Co
The following is an extract from our ByLaws regarding Nominations and Elections:
6. ELECTION OF OFFICERS
6.1 The Section Chair, with the approval of the Leadership Committee, shall appoint the members of the Section Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee shall nominate, at a minimum, one eligible candidate for each elected position. In addition, a call for nominations from the general Section membership shall be made at least 30 days in advance of the presentation of nominees. Nominations from the general Section membership shall require the submission of a nomination petition, signed by at least 10 Members, and submitted to the Section Secretary prior to the date published.
6.2 If there is not more than one nominee for an elected position, the nominee shall be declared elected by acclamation at the next regular meeting of this Section. Any contested positions shall be resolved through an election. Such election shall be conducted in the manner deemed appropriate by the Leadership Committee (i.e., by regular mail, electronic mail, by ballot at a Section Meeting, etc.). The nominee with a plurality of the votes of the Members shall be declared elected. Elections must be held no later than a date that is certain to meet the requirements specified in the Society Policies.
Send additional nominations to be received by 5 February 2010 to
Mr. Austin S. Lin
Duracell Global Headquarters
Berkshire Corporate Park
14 Research Dr
Bethel, CT 06801-1040
In the expanding markets of the modern era, the connectivity between business units, internal customers, and external supply chains from vendors to consumers are becoming more complex. Supply chains no longer extend exclusively across towns or even cities — distances now range from 30 minute drives down the interstate to 30 days of ocean freight to other continents.
As the market evolves, so does the necessity for supply chain quality management to adapt alongside it. In addition to these complexities, there are now cultural differences affecting the changing business environment, whether regionally within a country or globally between nations.
What hasn’t changed is that the customer still expects products and services to be delivered on time and to specification. How does the evolving company best position itself to deliver these demands?
Attendees will be introduced to three Evolutionary changes needed in order to maintain pace with assuring customer/ consumer quality amidst the challenges of the modern supply chain:
Evolution 1: Data Delivery and Consistency
How One collects data and makes comparisons between manufacturing sites. Is all data created equal? What’s the difference between real time data collection vs. real time SPC? Can a process be “over-standardized”?
Evolution 2: Quality Touch Points
How does a typical 1950s US supply chain compare to a 2008 international supply chain? How do these changes in supply chain complexity make quality controls all the more critical? How does one incorporate logistics and freight forwarders into the quality equation?
Evolution 3: Cultural Convergence
How do companies face the modern challenges of cultural and business practices, both regionally and globally, including language & time zone differences?
Well, after reading there really is not much more that can be said. I too feel privileged and honored to be serving as Chair of this section of ASQ. Our section is fortunate to have such an incredible line up of quality professionals on the board. Some of them have been around since the beginning of ASQ and are well known in the industry as leaders in their field. Since I was Chair last, back in 2002-3, there have been many changes both within the section and in the economy in general. As we all know the economy has hit many people within our region very hard. Our section feels it is our obligation to do what we can for our membership and our community during these difficult times.
Our scholarship has taken off and is providing a substantial benefit to those that are fortunate enough to win the award. We plan to focus our efforts on training and certification courses in order to provide our members with a more competitive edge out there in today’s job market. As Chair, I would like to enhance our website as well, with more links to job postings and career-oriented events throughout the area.
I look forward to this upcoming year, we have an exciting program and as always I encourage you to check our schedule of events on our website often. I can say from years of first hand experience that participation on the Executive Board has been rewarding both personally and professionally. Where else can you come have a great FREE dinner and watch the exciting drama that goes on at our board meetings? We are a spirited group with a great sense of humor, but also a sense of great purpose and responsibility.
If you would like any information about us or have any suggestions on how we can serve you better please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
It is truly amazing to me that almost two years have passed since my installation as Chairman. I am thankful to the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Section’s membership for having entrusted me with the opportunity to serve our section. It has been a rewarding experience over the years serving first as Treasurer and then as the Vice Chairman. Very soon I will be a Past Chair of the section.
I was very fortunate during the past two years. I received sound advice from many Past Chairman. In many cases they gave suggestions and a consensus of opinions to help guide me in areas that had previously been foreign to me. I was privileged to have the opportunity to work with an Executive Committee that gave limitlessly of themselves. In some cases the committee chairs took on an added role of responsibility such as the Education Chair taking on the responsibility of coordinating and arranging the Monthly Membership Meeting Programs. In fact our Membership Chair even ran a meeting that packed the house for a presentation on Managing the China Supply Chain. The Treasurer, Dak Murthy, ran full day courses on statistics, and basic auditing, But the success of the Leadership of this section… Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary would never have been possible without the entire NY/NJ Metropolitan membership’s commitment to our success.
I would need pages to even begin listing all of those who contributed their time to make all that was accomplished possible. I just want to assure each and every one of my sincere gratitude for either volunteering or attending our meetings, functions, and programs to have this section been so successful.
I need to summarize some of the many programs that have made this section so very exciting and unique:
Scholarships: (1) Walter Young Scholarship and (2) Ellis R. Ott Scholarship
Golf outing for our section members
Ellis Ott conference
Deming Conference on Applied Statistics
New York Transit Museum Guided Tour for members and their families and friends
Spouse Night out at the South Sea Port – Wine Tasting and Dinner
Basic Statistics – in coordination with NJ Transit
Lean and Six Sigma
Spouse Night out at the Budwiser Plant – Wine, Beer and Dinner
Managing the China Supply Chain
Basic Auditing and Corrective Action Follow-up
Six Sigma Class at NJ Transit
Sustainable Lean and Green Engineering Principles, Methods and Tools by Paul Ranky
On the horizon is the Metropolitan Section’s sponsorship of an ASQ Student Section at NJIT.
Let’s all try to continue our involvement and attendance at the various functions and programs planned for next year. Please see our web site for complete information on forthcoming scholarships, meetings, conferences and events.
I would like to personally acknowledge and thank the following for the exceptional service the following have rendered to the section:
Chairman’s award: Russ Ferreti, Chairman of Education/Membership Meeting Programs
Chairman’s award: Sue Watson, Vice Chair, SMP and Scholarship
Exceptional Service Award: Bill Martin, Registrar
Total Quality Award:
Joe Paperman, Chairman
Andy Frohn, Secretary
Sue Watson, Vice Chair
Dak Murthy, Treasurer
It has been a great honor to have the following recognized and presented the Membership Leaders Excellence Awards for their outstanding commitment to ASQ and their communities:
Dr. Bill Latzko
And thanks to the ASQ for including me, Joe Paperman
As I now move to the position of Past Chairman, I do so with enthusiasm and optimism. We have a new slate of officers and committee chairs to lead us into another exciting couple
Please consider calling and being an involved member with the new officer’s:
Chairman Andy Frohn
Chair Elect Russ Ferretti
Vice Chair Sandor Juhasz
Secretary Austin Lin
Treasurer Dak Murthy
Naturally, I hope that no one is offended if they have not been personally mentioned. It is quite difficult to recall all the folks that have put forth their time. I also could not have done this without the support of my wife. Mimi has been very supportive with the commitment of time that was necessary.
I want to wish everyone a wonderful summer and I am looking forward to seeing many of you throughout the year at the Membership Meetings for networking and education via our programs next year that begins with the August meeting.
Chair, NY/NJ Metropolitan Section ASQ