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July ASQ Member Gift Bundle

Process Mapping and Improvement!

A picture of a process is truly worth a thousand words. Whether you’re implementing ISO 9001, Lean Six Sigma, Baldrige, or Business Process Management, process mapping and flowcharts play a critical role in understanding the current state of a process and its potential improvement.

In this gift we’re giving you lots of resources to help you realize these benefits, we’ve gathered the following resources:

• Best Selling eBooks on Process Mapping and Process Improvement!
• Webcasts and videos of experts and practitioners on process mapping and improvement topics.
• ASQTV, video introductions to process mapping topics, along with tips and best practices from industry leaders.
• Downloadable process templates, including Internal Audit Process Model, Calibration Process model, and many more!Access Your Member Gift

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Your exclusive member gift will be available through July 31, 2018.

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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

November Section Meeting: Continuous Improvement Principles Applied to the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)

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The Project Management Institute‘s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) has several knowledge areas and processes that a Project Manager and project team to perform in order to effectively plan and execute any type of project. Since Project Managers are often pressured to complete projects within certain constraints while following the PMBOK project life cycle, it is important to effectively navigate through the several knowledge areas and processes associated with PMBOK. Lean Six Sigma tools and concepts can be utilized to navigate through the several knowledge areas and processes of PMBOK. The effective integration of these tools and concepts into the PMBOK project life cycle can also help to streamline the PMBOK project life cycle but also complete projects within their constraints but also exceed expectations.
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October Section Meeting: Improving Operations Using the 5 Lens Methodology

5 Lens is a lean management methodology comprises of 5 different elements. 1) Voice of Customer – understanding what customers want and need. 2) Process Efficiency – streamline processes by removing waste, variability and rigidity and standardize execution. 3) Metrics and Results – Measure selected KPIs and establish continuous improvement culture. 4) Mindsets and Behaviors – create common team vision, compelling change story, and link Lean behaviors to appraisal and rewards. 5) Organization and Skills – Review organizational setup, spans of controls, skills and assess alignment to serve Customer needs
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ASQ February Membership Gift: Kaizen

Kaizen, the Japanese term for a “change for the better,” is synonymous with continuous improvement in quality. In practice, it’s an approach to continuous improvement that focuses on simplification by breaking down complex processes into their sub-processes and then improving them.

In this new content bundle, we’re diving into various iterations of this powerful improvement method and sharing with you:

    • New webcast detailing the book, Kaizen Kanban

    • Complete e-book, Modular Kaizen

    • Additional webcasts, videos, and case studies to support your understanding and implementation of the kaizen efforts

    • And much more!

We hope this month’s new bundle benefits you in your ongoing pursuit of becoming more efficient, effective, and competitive in serving your customers.

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Your exclusive member gift will be available through February 28, 2017.