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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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March 2019 Section Meeting: Implications of Automation and Artificial Intelligence for Improving Quality and Productivity

Please join us this month for an high level overview of using Artificial Intelligence in Insurance and Legal Industries lead by Faheem Munshi. Some practical business use cases will be reviewed which has or currently is improving quality/productivity and reducing risks across the organization. Also, top ethical issues in artificial intelligence such as biasness, job and data security will be discussed.

Presented By: Faheem MunshiPhoto: Faheem Munshi

  • Accomplished Manager and Leader with more than 12 years of experience in Process Improvement,
    Operational Excellence, Agile IT Project Management, Process Automation, Quality in Manufacturing & Finance industries.
  • Currently, Assistant Vice President in Process Excellence in AIG driving the strategy for implementing process automation, artificial intelligence solutions for AIG Global Legal Department.
  • Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Black Belt

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November 2018 Section Meeting: Smart, Feedback Controlled, On-demand Manufacturing Systems To Enable Zero-defect Production

Smart, Feedback Controlled, On-demand Manufacturing Systems To Enable Zero-defect Production:
2018 Fall Mini Ott ASQ NJIT Quality Conference

Following this ASQ tradition, this Fall we are pleased to take our attendees to the new NJIT Makerspace, a $11.6 million hi-tech facility. During this even we’ll focus on how companies should focus on their digital quality transformation journey supported by smart feedback controlled manufacturing and fabrication systems to enable zero-defect / outstanding quality production. A very exciting topic, that can save huge amounts for any organization! The quality methods, tools and practical examples presented are applicable to almost any factory, organization / business.

In the first half of the program we’ll visit our new Makerspacer laboratory at NJIT to explain and demonstrate how smart, feedback controlled, on-demand manufacturing and fabrication systems can enable zero-defect production results.

In the second half of the program we’ll join another laboratory to perform our Quality Analysis and Modeling Methods Using Lean Six-sigma Statistical Tools by Paul G Ranky and his students.

Date & Time: Tuesday, 11/13/2018 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: This will take place in the NJIT GITC building, room 2305. Newark, NJ
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Reminder: September Section Meeting

There still is time to register for the upcoming section meeting where the topic is Branding For Landing

Are you over thinking how to get that job?

Did you know there are essentially two steps to getting a job?

What does it take to stand out in the world of work?

Everyone has a personal brand. The question is, does your brand accurately represent who you are? It serves to reason that a strong brand is preferable to a weak one. In this session, Alex Freund, The Landing Expert, shares how to create a strong, compelling brand that will have companies wanting you for the position.

Companies spend millions every year building their brands. They are carefully crafted and vigorously defended. You need to put the same effort into your brand.

Looking at the job search process, hiring managers and human resource officials determine evaluate you quickly and based on few inputs. The good news is you have the opportunity to stand out.

Delivering your brand clearly and consistently is just as important, but first you need to understand what a brand is and isn’t. Alex explores “branding” and the art of creating a distinct brand for yourself. He will share which variables are most often used by Human Resources determining whether to call you in for an interview or not.

So whether you want to learn how create your own brand, become known in a new career field, or attract interviews, it may boil down to the quality of your brand.

During this event, you will:

  • Look at the concept of brand is (and isn’t)
  • Explore what it takes to build your awesome brand
  • Learn what it takes to be the candidate
  • Be taught how to position yourself to hear “Yes. It’s you we want.”
  • Examine determinants of your brand
  • Gain valuable insights to landing a job and doing the “happy dance”

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October 2018 Section Meeting: Quality Aspects as Artificial Intelligence Progresses

Beginning with a thought exercise on robots, we will consider aspects of intelligence we have come to expect from automation. Given two clear technology trajectories and certain potential technical disruptors, we’ll consider the time-distance to a horizon beyond which we cannot see clearly. Next is the hard part: what defines the intelligence quality? Assuming artificial intelligence (AI) is a bundled set of responses to stimuli and query, a personality will emerge. What kinds of personalities are we going to specify in upcoming technology? Who will corporations entrust to set the tolerances for mission assurance parameters and establish risk registers? This talk will make the case that because of AI’s shortening of the time-horizon in technology, leadership positions will transition from engineers to liberal arts majors.

Presented By: Dr. Beth Kujan, PMP, LEED AP BD+C

Beth Kujan – Dr. Kujan is a classically trained materials scientist and an engineering project manager. She currently works at NJIT on a grant to support talent networks in Life Sciences, Health Care, Advanced Manufacturing and Construction and Utilities by providing specialized data analysis and information on technology trends. Prior to NJIT, she served as VP Market development for ARL Designs LLC, an advanced materials startup company. Dr. Kujan secured $1M+ in grants and paid evaluations from potential customers. Like many engineers in NJ, Dr. Kujan is an alumna of Bell Labs Murray Hill. She was a founding board member of Green Vision, Inc. a 501c3 hiring an autistic workforce.

Dr. Kujan earned her PhD in Materials Science from Cornell University and her BS from MIT. She holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification. Dr. Kujan currently freelances as a project manager and/or subject matter expert.

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Register Now! North Jersey ASQ 2018 Spring Quality Conference

40 Year emblemNorth Jersey Section’s 2018 Spring Quality Conference is quickly approaching…Don’t miss this special 40th anniversary event!!!

The 40th Annual Spring Quality Conference (SQC) to be held on March 29th, 2018 at the The Marriott Hanover in Whippany, New Jersey. The full day with continental breakfast, 4 course lunch, 4 tracks, 22 Speakers, 2 FDA panel presentations in the FDA Track, vendors, and outstanding networking opportunities.

The full SQC Program and Brochure are posted on their website. Browse the website by clicking the tabs along the top.

Join the fun and network, network, network, with like minded professionals!

To register email swbecker3@comcast.net for registration details or call 908-966-6744 (Cell)

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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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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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