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Section Meeting: Workforce Issues for NJ Manufacturers – The Need for Skilled Workers

Join us for the June 2018 section meeting where Ray Vaccari will share with us the state of NJ’s manufacturing industry, focusing on its workforce issues. NJ has 11,000 manufacturing companies, 90% of which have 50 or less employees. Most of these companies do not have HR departments to help find and develop the skilled workers they need to continue operations and grow in the future. This talk will focus on the issues manufacturers have due to the shortage of skilled workers. Ray will discuss programs the NJ Dept. of Labor has implemented to help train incumbent and new workers. He will also present what educators are doing, particularly in the Career Technical Education (CTE) schools (aka votechs), private schools, community colleges and four year universities. One solution that NJIT has developed is the MechaFORCE Registered Internship Manufacturing Program, M-RIM, in which NJIT acts as a sponsor for apprenticeships, or registered internships, for NJ manufacturers.

DATE, TIME & PLACE: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Spanish Tavern, 103 McWhorter Street – Newark, NJ 07105 (MapIt)
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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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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: Got Risk? Risk Assessment Tools for ISO 14001: 2015

In 2015, ISO 9001 was not the only management system standard revised to include risk and opportunities requirements. The latest revision of ISO 14001 also now includes risk and opportunity requirements for an environmental management system (EMS). But how can your EMS meet these requirements? Join us for a presentation of one company’s efforts to incorporate risk in the EMS. Specific discussion points include: developing and managing an EMS risk assessment process as part of a larger risk portfolio, risk tools and techniques adopted for determining environmental aspect significance, developing tools to include sustainability efforts in the EMS risk assessment process, and developing tools to communicate EMS risk assessment results to stakeholders.

Photo: Carl JohansenPRESENTED BY: Carl Johansen BSIT, MSTM, GRCP, GRCA, ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditor Certified, Section Manager Utility Shared Services Quality Management, Con Edison

In his current role at Con Edison Carl is the Section Manager for the Utility Shared Services Quality Management department and the program manager for the company-wide certification of its environmental management system to ISO 14001. Carl is applying quality management techniques honed in the manufacturing industry to the energy and utility sector at Con Edison. In his spare time, Carl is an automotive enthusiast who enjoys MINI Cooper rallies and shows with friends.

Carl is an active member of ASQ holding the marketing chair for the Design and Construction Division (DCD), the technology chair for the Customer-Supplier Division (CSD), and he’s a member of the environmental management sub-committee of ASQ’s Energy & Environment Division (EED) in the role of environmental management SME.
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CALL for PAPERS!!!

The 40th ASQ North Jersey Annual “Spring Quality Training Conference” March 29th, 2018 organized by the ASQ North Jersey Section 304

Proposals will be reviewed by the Committee for relevance, innovation, demonstrated application, and technical content. Priority will be given to new and unique approaches that have resulted in measurable improvements to organizational processes and customer satisfaction. The following is a list of suggested topics; however, you are not limited to the list. Feel free to send proposals in all areas that you feel are relevant.
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ASQ March Member Gift: Lean Culture

Lean continues to grow in popularity and use, seen as a strategy and set of tools that assist with eliminating waste and increasing efficiency. However, organizations are realizing that the initial wins after implementing this strategy can be challenging to sustain over time.

Why? Well, as Peter Drucker so aptly put it “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”. In order to sustain wins and continuously improve, organizations must create a culture of quality and a culture of lean.

In this gift ASQ is sharing resources that will help you toward that end, to assist you in transforming your organization into a lean culture. Included are:

• New webcast, The Joy of Lean
• Complete e-book
• Additional webcasts, videos, and case studies

We hope this month’s bundle gives you a few more tools and resources to create or sustain a lean culture in your organization.

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Your exclusive member gift will be available through March 31, 2017.

ASQ mini Ott Quality Conference at NJIT

Please join the NJIT Student Section for the ASQ mini Ott Quality Conference on April 20th, 2016. For additional details or to register please contact Paul Ranky at ranky@njit.edu

The program will include presentations on:

  • Quality Project Management in the Construction Industry
  • Human Quality Errors in the HVAC Industry and Related Fields
  • The Role of Graphic Design in Quality Construction Management
  • Zero Defect Quality Simulation Workshop Based On Lean Six-sigma Method

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ARE YOU FOCUSED ON THE CUSTOMER, CREATING VALUE OR SOLVING PROBLEMS IN THE WORKPLACE? “LEAN IT TODAY AND USE IT TOMORROW”

The you should be attending Come to Lean it Today and Use it Tomorrow at the NYU Torch Club on November 3rd in New York City. The ASQ Metro Section 300, Lean Special Interest Group is sponsoring a one-day Lean Boot Camp, for $99.00 for ASQ members and $199.00 for non-members. Come to hear from leading experts in lean thinking, lean service and lean six sigma. Lunch is included! Seating is extremely limited.

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Why ASQ Lean Special Interest Group Boot Camp

  • Practical Experience from Practitioners, Educators and Consultants
  • Setting Value not Price! Immediate Payback and High Return on Investment
  • Quality Learning Experience. Assorted learning situations, simulations and engagement.
  • Networking. Meet professionals in service, healthcare, education, retail, finance and more.