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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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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: 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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Quality Manager – New York City

Infinite Consulting Corp (ICC), a program and construction management consulting firm, is in need of a full-time Quality Manager for a major New York City Transit station enhancement project.

The Quality Manager must possess the following qualifications:
• ISO 9000 or ASQ certified
• At least 5 years of experience
• Rail/transit experience preferred (particularly New York City Transit)

Interested candidates should send their resume and desired salary rate to pmok@infiniteconsultingcorp.com.

Member Leader Training Opportunity

Greetings!

My name is David Levy. I am the elected Regional Director (RD) for Region 3. December 31, 2017 ends my term as RD. On January 1, 2018 Mike D’Onofrio, currently a Deputy RD (DRD) will take over as your new RD.

You may be wondering why I am telling you this. As a member of a section in Region 3 you should be aware that we serve your section in this elected position and your section leadership selected each of us for this position. Part of our role is representing you and your section on the Section Affairs Council (SAC) which established policies and practices for sections plus providing guidance in all that the section leaders do to serve you, the members.

Hopefully you are still with me. Both the RD role, and those of section leaders, is as a volunteer. ASQ refers to volunteers as Member Leaders. The RD position requires that we provide training to member leaders to help them understand their section roles and responsibilities and help deliver value to members.

Maybe you see where I’m going with this. Because member leaders are. . .members . . . we are inviting you, along with all current section member leaders to attend our annual Region 3 training, at no cost to you. So, whether you are a current section leader, considering becoming a section member leader, or had no clue, but are now interested in learning more, you are welcome to attend this event. Learn about ASQ, section operating requirements, and various roles in section leadership. Get a light breakfast, free lunch, snacks, and 0.8 re-certification units. Meet current leaders of your section. Network with other ASQ members in the region. It’ll be a good time.

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Registration: 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Program 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
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Have you signed up for our fall Section events?

No? Well you still have plenty of time to register and attend these events:

For more information just click on the links above. Hope we see you at one of the events.

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

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Brian Galli
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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March Section Meeting – Transition to Value-based Healthcare

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Andrew S. Rein
This month we will discuss how to align financial incentives, focus on important quality measures and redesign care in order to improve the health of populations. He will cover the basics and current state of the industry in its move to leverage value based payment systems; the evolution and challenges of quality metrics from strict clinical procedure outcomes to longer term care and ultimately health outcomes; and how care systems are being resigned to better promote population health.

Andrew Rein is a mission-driven senior executive with 20+ years of experience acquired in executive positions in the nation’s leading health care and public health organizations, and a proven ability to lead health system transformation and reform, population health, and organizational innovation. Andrew maximizes value by uniquely weaving strong performance and financial management, strategy development and implementation, policy priorities, and deep analytics.
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