Summer Break 2018

Thank you for attending our great Winter/Spring 2018 Dinner Meetings.  With everyone’s busy summer schedule, we are going to take our annual summer break from our Dinner Meetings.  Our next meeting will be on Thursday, September 20, 2018.  More details about topic and speaker will be available later this summer.

The Section Leadership (SLC) will continue to meet during the summer to discuss programs for Fall 2018.  Please feel free to contact us at asq.ce.section202@gmail.com, if you have any questions or possible topics or speakers for future events.

Thank you and we’ll see you in September.

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Dinner Meeting – Thursday, May 17, 2018

Flexing Your Style for Organizational Effectiveness

Jocelin Watson, MBA, CQM/OE Business Process Engineering Manager and Finance Performance Excellence Champion – Corning, Incorporated

Abstract:   All organizations strive to lower costs, increase revenues, improve productivity and enhance customer and employee satisfaction. While quality professionals apply a number of tools to accomplish this, pairing these tools with an understanding of Social Styles®, how people prefer to communicate and perform work, could improve their overall effectiveness. During this session you will learn how to: recognize the 4 Social Styles®, identify the strengths and weaknesses of each and flex your style to improve relationships and work more effectively with others.

Speaker Bio:  Jocelin started her twenty plus professional career in marketing but has spent the last ten years in the areas of quality and performance excellence. A results oriented leader, Jocelin developed and executed quality strategies for Corning’s Shared Service organization which generated cost, quality & time saving improvements while enhancing the organization’s quality culture. Her role recently expanded to serve Corning’s entire Finance organization. Jocelin is a DMAIC Black Belt and ASQ Certified Manager of Quality and Operational Excellence.

Please join us Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Tags, 3037 State Route 352, Big Flats, NY

Registration:              5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Dinner:                       6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Speaker:                     7:00 p.m.

Cost:  $25.00 for members and for non-members
All forms of payment accepted – cash, check and credit cards.
Make checks payable to ASQ Section 0202.  All major credit cards accepted.

Reservations:  Two ways to register no later than Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 5:00pm 

  1. PreferredOnline registration with credit card payment.  If registering for more than 1 person, please add additional names to notes on payment page.
  2. E-mail asq.ce.section202@gmail.com and pay at the door.

Payment can be refunded, if notification is given 48 hours before the event to asq.ce.section202@gmail.com.  All others, cancellations later than 48 hours before the event can be invoiced.

** Non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend **

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Dinner Meeting – Thursday, April 19, 2018

High Reliability Organization: Innovation or Hype?

Vickie Kamataris RN, MSN, HCSM, CPHQ, LSSMBB Principal, E-Squared Performance Partners

Abstract:   High Reliability Organization (HRO) is the newest ‘thing’ in the Process Improvement vernacular. What is HRO? Another marketing ploy like Robust Process Improvement (RPI = Lean + Six Sigma + Change Management) contrived to upsell Lean Six Sigma? A truly innovative approach to operational excellence? Is it an alternative or an adjunct to LSS? Essentially, the HRO operates in a high-risk, complex environment where catastrophic failures are expected. HROs adapt and apply successful strategies for operating in high-risk situations to routine operations, reducing the occurrence and severity of negative events. Vickie will describe HRO and answer these questions and more.

Speaker Bio:  Vickie is a registered nurse with 20 years of experience using first Six Sigma and then Lean, Theory of Constraints, and TRIZ to improve processes in healthcare and other industries. Vickie was certified as a LSS Master Black Belt by General Electric and as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality by the National Association for Healthcare Quality and holds advanced degrees in Nursing and Healthcare Systems Management from Loyola University, New Orleans. Vickie has broad healthcare experience with multiple clinical certifications including perinatal nursing and occupational health and safety and in most other service and manufacturing industries. Vickie’s company, E-Squared Performance Partners, based in Lawrenceville, PA, provides quality and management consulting services to clients in the US and abroad. Clients include Columbia University Medical School, NYC; Bassett Healthcare Network, NY; Anadolu Medical Center in Gebze, Turkey; Curtis Wright, Prudential Insurance, Corning Community College, The Quality Group/Opus Works Institute, PEX Institute, and the US Department of Defense.

Please join us Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Tags, 3037 State Route 352, Big Flats, NY

Registration:              5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Dinner:                       6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Speaker:                     7:00 p.m.

Cost:  $25.00 for members and for non-members
All forms of payment accepted – cash, check and credit cards.
Make checks payable to ASQ Section 0202.  All major credit cards accepted.

Reservations:  Two ways to register no later than Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 5:00pm 

  1. PreferredOnline registration with credit card payment.  If registering for more than 1 person, please add additional names to notes on payment page.
  2. E-mail asq.ce.section202@gmail.com and pay at the door.

Payment can be refunded, if notification is given 48 hours before the event to asq.ce.section202@gmail.com.  All others, cancellations later than 48 hours before the event can be invoiced.

** Non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend **

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Dinner Meeting – Thursday, March 15, 2018

Root Cause Problem Solving

Doug Robertson CSSBB, CQM/OE, CQE, CQA, CBA – Sr. Quality Engineer – Depuy-Synthes

Abstract:  Problem solving methods can be performed using various techniques and approaches.  This presentation is developed from a Johnson and Johnson program that combines several techniques that have been presented to our ASQ section in previous meetings including Kepner Tregoe, 8D, Ishikawa, and others.  The program will present this material and work through a team based exercise to verify the content and effectiveness of the training material.

Speaker Bio:  Doug has 37 years of experience in quality assurance and manufacturing environments.  He holds ASQ certifications as a Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Manager/Operations Excellence, Quality Engineer, Quality Auditor, and Biomedical Auditor.   He recently completed the Johnson & Johnson Certified Quality Engineer Program.  His experience includes wood products, aerospace, tier 1 automotive supplier, air-conditioning, and turbines.  Doug’s latest responsibilities focus on the medical device industry as a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer for new product launches and innovation projects.

He is a Senior ASQ member as well as serving on the Corning-Elmira Section 0202 ASQ Board as the Section Leadership Chair.

Please join us Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Tags, 3037 State Route 352, Big Flats, NY

Registration:              5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Dinner:                       6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Speaker:                     7:00 p.m.

Cost:  $25.00 for members and for non-members
All forms of payment accepted – cash, check and credit cards.
Make checks payable to ASQ Section 0202.  All major credit cards accepted.

Reservations:  Two ways to register no later than Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 5:00pm 

  1. PreferredOnline registration with credit card payment.  If registering for more than 1 person, please add additional names to notes on payment page.
  2. E-mail asq.ce.section202@gmail.com and pay at the door.

Payment can be refunded, if notification is given 48 hours before the event to asq.ce.section202@gmail.com.  All others, cancellations later than 48 hours before the event can be invoiced.

** Non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend **

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2018 Education Day Seminar – Cancelled

Unfortunately the ASQ Section Leadership Committee has elected to cancel our April 4, 2018 Education Day due to lack of registration!

Design of Experiments II

Dean Neubauer – Engineering Fellow – Corning Incorporated

Course Highlights:

  • Plan, conduct and analyze a designed experiments using Minitab 18
  • Know how to design and analyze split-plot designs where randomization is restricted by 1-3 factors
  • Know how to design 3-level response surface designs and when to use them
  • Know how to design and analyze a definitive screening design and when to use them

Laptop computers are recommended for this course, as well as Minitab 18.  A free 30 day trial of Minitab 18 Software is available for download to your laptop here.

Speaker Bio(s):   Dean Neubauer is an Engineering Fellow in the Process Engineering Directorate within the Manufacturing Technology and Engineering (MTE) Division at Corning Incorporated. Dean has worked for Corning since 1981 and has been involved in numerous projects in every major business over this time period. Dean holds degrees in statistics from both Iowa State University and Rochester Institute of Technology.

Outside of Corning, Dean has taught as an Adjunct Professor in the M.S. program for the Center for Quality and Applied Statistics at RIT since 1992. He participates on the ASTM E-11 Committee on Quality and Statistics where he is a Past Chairman and is a member of the ASTM International Committee on Standards (COS).

Dean was elected a Fellow of the American Society for Quality in 2000 and is a Certified Quality Engineer. He is a past Chair of the ASQ’s Chemical and Process Industries Division and a past Chair of the Corning-Elmira ASQ Section. He is a recipient of the 2003 Shewell Award from ASQ and the 2011 Harold F. Dodge Award from ASTM.

Please join us Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Tags, 2679 State Route 352, Big Flats, NY‎  
Registration:            8:15 – 8:30 a.m.
Seminar:                    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Includes breakfast, lunch & snacks.

Cost:  $75.00 for members and for non-members

  • You must register in advance
  • Cancellations will be invoiced

Reservations:  Two ways to register no later than Wednesday, March 28, 2018. 

  1. Online registration with credit card payment – Preferred.  If registering for more than 1 person, please add additional names to notes on payment page.
  2. E-mail at asq.ce.section202@gmail.com with participant name(s) and mail check to

ASQ Section 0202
c/o Christy Schafer, Treasurer
Corning, Incorporated
1 Riverfront Plaza
MP-HQ-01 E1B15A
Corning, NY 14831

Payment can be refunded, if notification is given 72 hours before the event to asq.ce.section202@gmail.com.  All others, cancellations later than 72 hours before the event can be invoiced.

 

** Non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend **

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Dinner Meeting – Thursday, February 15, 2018

Sprint to Results 

Patrick Fero, Maggie Everett and Caitlin Murray – Corning Information Technology Rotational Program

Abstract:  Sprint is based on known Design Thinking best practices and agile development techniques adapted by Google Ventures to help their portfolio startup process to quickly and effectively solve their design challenges. This method allows you to take a product or service from design to testing in up to five days. The steps align well with the DESGN methodology.

Speaker Bio: 

Maggie Everett, Patrick Fero, and Caitlin Murray are members of the Corning Information Technology Rotational Program. Over the span of three years, they will take on new opportunities to develop leadership skills and learn about different areas within Corning’s IT department.

Maggie is in her first year of rotations and is currently the Improvements Lead on Corning’s Critical Response Team. She has completed her Green Belt training this past year and plans to work through PQA and Lean after becoming DMAIC certified in early 2018. In 2018, Maggie strives to break down silos between teams to create better collaboration!

Patrick is in his first year of rotations and is currently a Sr. Analyst on Corning’s Supply Chain Cloud Applications team. Through two previous internships with Corning, in both 2016 and 2017, he obtained the Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification. Since joining full time, he has completed his Green Belt training and was the first IT project Sprint leader. In 2018, Patrick plans to leverage his training to help with future IT projects as the team belt.

Caitlin is in her second year of rotations and currently works as an IT Operations Analyst at Corning’s Diesel manufacturing facility. She became yellow belt certified while interning with Corning in 2015 and completed DMAIC, PQA, and Lean green belt training within her first year of returning full time. In 2018, she strives to become certified in all three areas and then train to become black belt certified.

Please join us Thursday, Feburay 15, 2018 at Tags, 3037 State Route 352, Big Flats, NY

Registration:              5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Dinner:                       6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Speaker:                     7:00 p.m.

Cost:  $25.00 for members and for non-members
All forms of payment accepted – cash, check and credit cards.
Make checks payable to ASQ Section 0202.  All major credit cards accepted.

Reservations:  Two ways to register no later than Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 4:00pm. 

  1. Online registration with credit card payment – Preferred.  If registering for more than 1 person, please add additional names to notes on payment page.
  2. E-mail asq.ce.section202@gmail.com and pay at the door.

Payment can be refunded, if notification is given 48 hours before the event to asq.ce.section202@gmail.com.  All others, cancellations later than 48 hours before the event can be invoiced.

** Non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend **

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Dinner Meeting – Thursday, January 18, 2018

Test Method Validations  

Doug Robertson CSSBB, CQM/OE, CQE, CQA, CBA – Sr. Quality Engineer – Depuy-Synthes

Abstract:  Test Method Validations are a strengthened approach to Gage repeatability and reproducibility studies.  This program will go over the differences between a simple gage R&R and what additional activities may be performed for a test method validation.  The process demonstrated will be the current methodology deployed for the Depuy-Synthes manufacturing site in Horseheads, NY.  The effect of sample sizes and the inclusion of conforming and non-conforming product on the acceptance criteria for the test method validation will be discussed.

Speaker Bio:  Doug has 37 years of experience in quality assurance and manufacturing environments.  He holds ASQ certifications as a Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Manager/Operations Excellence, Quality Engineer, Quality Auditor, and Biomedical Auditor.   He recently completed the Johnson & Johnson Certified Quality Engineer Program.  His experience includes wood products, aerospace, tier 1 automotive supplier, air-conditioning, and turbines.  Doug’s latest responsibilities focus on the medical device industry as a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer for new product launches and innovation projects.

He is a Senior ASQ member as well as serving on the Corning-Elmira Section 0202 ASQ Board as the Section Leadership Chair.

Please join us Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Tags, 3037 State Route 352, Big Flats, NY

Registration:              5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Dinner:                       6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Speaker:                     7:00 p.m.

Cost:  $25.00 for members and for non-members
All forms of payment accepted – cash, check and credit cards.
Make checks payable to ASQ Section 0202.  All major credit cards accepted.

Reservations:  Two ways to register no later than Monday, January 15, 2018 at 7:00pm 

  1. Online registration with credit card payment – Preferred.  If registering for more than 1 person, please add additional names to notes on payment page.
  2. E-mail asq.ce.section202@gmail.com and pay at the door.

Payment can be refunded, if notification is given 48 hours before the event to asq.ce.section202@gmail.com.  All others, cancellations later than 48 hours before the event can be invoiced.

** Non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend **

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