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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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Former NY/NJ Section Chair Dak Murthy has passed away

Photo Dak MurthyWith profound regret, we, Crishna Murthy, wife of Dak Murthy, and Mihir Murthy, son of Dak Murthy, announce the passing of Dak Murthy this morning. Dak valiantly fought for more than 6 years with progressive muscle atrophy, but succumbed to its wrath in the end. Undoubtedly, the disease has proved that it is far bigger, mightier than any one of us could conquer. Dak experienced massive respiratory distress and could not recover from it.

Dak leaves behind his wife, Crishna Murthy, an attorney, and his only child, Mihir Murthy, an engineer, three brothers, three sisters, and nieces, nephews,cousins, and vast number of friends and colleagues.

Dak just reached 65 on January 5th. He was born in Chennai (Madras) and lived his first 30 years in Chennai. He graduated as an engineer from Anna University in Chennai, India and worked nearly 10 years before migrating to USA.

Dak completed his Masters from NJIT and obtained professional engineering license. He also obtained a number of ASQ certifications and held regular teaching sessions to promote quality. He has been working for NJ Transit for 32 years, and for the last 11 years, as Director of Quality. He volunteered hundreds of hours to American Society of Quality, both locally and as a Team judge.

Before passing away, Dak expressed and wanted to convey his deep sense of gratitude to all of you for helping, especially during the last brutal six years of his life.

The viewing will be held at Franklin Memorial Park between 9am-11am.
http://www.franklinmemorialpark.org/

In lieu of flowers, please donate your tax deductible donation to:
Joan Dancy & PALS (People with ALS) Foundation
Riverview Medical Center
One Riverview Plaza
PO Box 8157
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Ksperring@joandancyandpals.org Joandancyandpals.org

Section Meeting: Singapore Culture and Quality Presentation and Grand Central Terminal Tour

This event is a General Section Meeting where attendees are invited to bring a spouse or significant other. The February 2018 Section Meeting and Singapore Culture Presentation will be preceded by an optional tour of Grand Central Terminal. A Tour Guide will lead a 75 minute tour of historic Grand Central Terminal, currently the home of Metro-North Railroad and soon to be a second Manhattan destination for the Long Island Railroad in addition to its current Penn Station destination. Tour Guide will lead the tour group through the Terminal describing its grand history and current operations. Following the tour, the group will walk to nearby Annie Moore’s Bar and Restaurant for the Section Meeting, including dinner and a very informative presentation on Singapore Culture and Quality.

Time & Place:

  • Tour: 4:00-6:00pm, Grand Central Terminal Main Concourse at the Information Booth under the Historic Clock
  • Section Meeting: 6:30-8:30 pm, Annie Moore’s Bar & Restaurant, 22 East 41st Street, New York, NY 10017 Phone: 212-986-7826

Registration:

All attendees (members, non-members, spouses/significant others must register through Eventbrite. Please note for this event each attendee must have separate tickets for the tour and the Section Meeting/Presentation)

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Section Meeting: What Does cGXP Mean And What Are The Differences Between cGLP, CGMP and cGCP?

Many of us work in a regulated environment. We may work on the manufacturing floor of a pharmaceutical company or we may work in a clinical laboratory in a hospital. Many of us may work in a government laboratory or in an academic laboratory in a university. There is a common thread impacting all these settings which is known as cGXP. cGXP is a set of regulations which impact an organization to stay within compliance so as not to harm the public and result in closure of the institution. Within cGXP there are three categories which impact most workplaces and they are; cGMP, cGCP and cGLP. I will explain how these categories differ and the consequences that occur by not following these regulations. I am hoping that after this presentation, if you see something that is incorrect at your work place you will be able to cleverly point it out to your QA/compliance manager.

Whether it is in the laboratory, manufacturing floor or in the clinic there are regulatory requirements to be met. cGXP for the most part are the guiding regulations and there is confusion how these regulations differ. Please attend this meeting to find out.
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2017 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 2nd at 6 PM to 10 PM

Location: APA Hotel Woodbridge, 120 S Wood Ave, Iselin, NJ 08830 (MapIt)

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ASQ July Member Gift: 8D Problem-Solving

In this new ASQ member gift we’re diving into problem-solving tools and the various iterations of the powerful improvement method known as the eight disciplines (8D). Included in this gift are webcast introductions, audiocasts for portable learning, and a complete never-before-shared eBook on organizational improvement through problem-solving. Also included are case studies, articles, and videos showing how various organizations and industries can apply these problem-solving techniques. Included in this gift are:

• Two webcasts: Introduction to 8D Problem-Solving and Solution Analysis Problem-Solving
• Complete eBook: Outcomes, Performance, Structure: Three Keys to Organizational Excellence
• Sampler eBook containing an overview of the 8D process, case studies and applications
• Plus additional case studies and articles on problem-solving methods

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

ASQ June Member Gift: Change Management

This month’s member gift bundle: Change Management

Have you ever had an idea for a change in your organization only to be challenged at every turn by others who can’t seem to see your vision as clearly as you do but, oddly enough, can easily find lots of barriers?

To help you meet this challenge and become a more successful agent of change, here are a few of the resources we’ve gathered for you this month:
• New webcast: We Move Our Own Cheese: Championing Change, with bonus checklists, plus additional expert webcasts

• Complete e-book: The Magic of Self-Directed Work Teams: A Case Study in Courage and Culture Change

• New portable MP3s to listen to on the go, and much more!

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Your exclusive member gift will be available through June 30, 2017.