Dinner Meeting Cancelled for Thursday, May 9th

The Section Leadership Committee has decided to cancel the Dinner Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 9th – Contemplating a Cleanroom due to low registration.

  • Refunds will be issued to registered guests.
  • We will try to reschedule the topic at another date.

Our next Dinner Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 12.  We hope everyone has a wonderful summer.

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Reminder – Half Day Educational Seminar – Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Back to Basics – Quality Tools

  • Penny Schoonmaker, CSSBB – Problem Statements
  • Doug Robertson, CSSBB, CQM/OE, CQE, CQA, CBA – Gage R&Rs
  • Jocelin Watson, CQM/OE – FMEA

Abstract:

  • Problem Statements can make or break your project.  This is the first step at defining the problem, giving the project boundaries and is a key communication tool for your project.  This presentation will review key components of a good problem statement and address key pitfalls and share examples.
  • Gage R&R will cover a brief review of best practices to use when conducting Gage R&Rs or Test Method Validations followed by several case studies of typical Gage R&R results and how to interpret the data developed by Minitab.  The objective of the reviews will be actions to reduce Gage R&R variation and improve the measurement system performance.
  • Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a proactive tool which enables teams to eliminate or reduce process, product or service failures, starting with the highest-priority. This presentation will enable you to understand, plan and conduct an FMEA including templates and examples.

Speaker(s) Bio: 

Penny Schoonmaker is an award-winning Master Black Belt in the Performance Excellence Process’s LEAN and Six Sigma methodologies, with over 21 years of manufacturing and project experience as an independent consultant, and at Corning Incorporated and International Paper.   Penny’s experience includes project leadership, project and belt coaching, project portfolio management and Lean tool implementation in manufacturing, non-profit and services organizations.  She’s earned her ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University.  Currently, she is an independent consultant working with local companies and service providers to teach and implement Continuous Improvement projects and systems.

Doug Robertson has 38 years’ 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.  Earning a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University.  He has completed the Johnson & Johnson certifications as a subject matter expert on Test Method Validations and Additive Manufacturing.  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 responsible for new product launches & innovation projects.

Jocelin Watson is a Senior Business Process Engineering Manager and Finance Performance Excellence Champion at Corning Incorporated. Her over 20 years of professional experience include marketing, strategic planning, facilitation, new product innovation, portfolio and project management and belt development. Jocelin holds an MBA from the University of Maryland and bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon. She is a DMAIC Black Belt, Certified Lean Green Belt, Certified Facilitator (including Kepner Trego), and ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence.

Please join us Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Tags, 3037 State Route 352, Big Flats, NY

Registration:              12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Presentation:             1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Networking:               4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Cost:  $50.00 for members and for non-members

  • You must register in advance
  • Cancellations will be invoiced
  • Fee includes materials, snacks and appetizers for networking session.

Reservations:  Two ways to register no later than Wednesday, April 24, 2018 at 5:00pm 

  1. PreferredOnline registration with credit card payment.  If registering for more than 1 person, please email asq.ce.section202@gmail.com with additional names.
  2. E-mail asq.ce.section202@gmail.com with participant name(s) and mail check to:

ASQ Section 0202
c/o Penelope Schoonmaker, Treasurer
120 Fieldview Drive
Painted Post, NY 14870

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 11, 2019

The Section Leadership Committee has decided to   cancel this Dinner Meeting due to low registration.

  • Refunds will be issued to registered guests. 
  • We will try to reschedule the topic at another date.

What’s New and Exciting in Lean Six Sigma? – Review of 2019 ASQ Lean Six Sigma Conference

  • Laurie Haduck, GB – Corning Incorporated
  • Ann Nordman, CQM/OE, MBB  Corning Incorporated
  • Giselle Sherman, MBA, BB Corning Incorporated

 Abstract:  A great team of Performance Excellence Champions from Corning Incorporated attended the 2019 ASQ Lean Six Sigma Conference in Phoenix, AZ.  We will hear from these conference attendees about their key learnings and actions they are taking back from the conference to their respective workplaces.  Including the following topics:

  • Overview of the Conference – Laurie Haduck
  • Intentional Quality- Building Quality In – Ann Nordman
  • Digitalization and Global Supply Management at Corning – Giselle Sherman

Speaker Bio:   

Laurie is the Total Quality Operations and Communications Leader in Corporate Quality for Corning Incorporated.  Laurie has over 18 years of experience in event and project management before joining Corporate Quality in 2018.   Laurie assists in the advancement of the capabilities and competencies of DMAIC, Lean, and PQA methodologies across the company by providing support for the curriculums, trainers, intranet resources, Community of Practice sessions, metrics, and QiA events.  She “promotes quality by example” through interactions with all business resources and through project support.  Laurie holds a bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and is a certified Green Belt.

Ann has eighteen years’ experience with Corning Incorporated.  She is an ASQ Certified Manager of Quality and Operational Excellence with Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification and process engineering expertise in early innovation as well as stage five manufacturing.  Her expertise has been demonstrated through leadership of scalable DMAIC, DESGN and LEAN teams.  Process improvement projects in both line and staff divisions have resulted in increased yields and cost reduction year over year. Ann is a talented coach and team facilitator.  She shares process expertise and optimism to keep her teams energized as they work through uncertainty and achieve sustainable results.

Giselle Sherman is a Program Manager and the Global Performance Excellence Champion for Global Supply Management at Corning Incorporated. She has over 30 years of corporate experiences in the areas of engineering design, manufacturing, quality, commercial management, product line management, new business development and innovation program management; in her current role she has responsibility for portfolio, process and project excellence which includes strategy development, deployment and execution and all methodologies that aid in innovative solutioning including PEx, LEAN, Innovation, Agile, SPRINT, MEE, etc. Giselle holds a MBA from Syracuse University, a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Dayton, a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Wilberforce University and a Supply Chain Certification from Clarkson University.  She is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Certified Six Sigma LEAN Belt, Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, an Innovation Black Belt, a trained Facilitator and a new SPRINT Master.

Please join us Thursday, April 11, 2019 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:  $30.00 for members and for non-members
***Check and all major credit cards accepted***
Make checks payable to ASQ Section 0202.

Reservations:  Two ways to register no later than Thursday, April 4 at 5:00pm 

  1. Preferred – Online registration with credit card payment.  If registering for more than 1 person, please email asq.ce.section202@gmail.com with additional names.
  2. E-mail asq.ce.section202@gmail.com and pay by check 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, May 9, 2019

The Section Leadership Committee has decided to   cancel this Dinner Meeting due to low registration.

  • Refunds will be issued to registered guests. 
  • We will try to reschedule the topic at another date.

Contemplating a Cleanroom?

Ralph Kraft R. Kraft Inc. – Cleanroom Services

Abstract:   After a cleanroom becomes operational, the Monday morning quarterbacking commences and the stories are humorous to hear about, after the fact, when the room is not yours.

In some case’s during the design stages of a cleanroom facility, it often happens that you have overlooked a few items, that unfortunately will later become (1) a change order, or a (2) I forgot it item, once the cleanroom construction process starts. Ultimately, you want neither.

Discussed will be items that are often overlooked when considering a cleanroom from a Troubleshooters/Certifiers perspective with over 40 years of experience that will save the end-user time, money and frustration once in operation.

This talk will cover:

  1. Things to consider when contemplating a cleanroom and questions to ask the design team, construction team and the certifier.
  2. Establishing a livable on-going PM program for optimum operational efficiency.

Speaker Bio:   Since 1977, Ralph and his firm’s team has been providing certification and troubleshooting of cleanrooms and has seen what works and does not work, which the end-user does not find out about until in operation, that has lead Ralph into providing consulting services for those contemplating, designing and constructing cleanroom facilities and at construction completion providing 3rd party ISO 17025 accredited certification of the cleanroom and the training of the cleanroom operators, maintenance/custodial personnel in proper cleanroom protocol/disciplines before going operational as well as providing the development and/or review of S.O.P.’s, Housekeeping/Maintenance and on-going monitoring programs, pre-audit audits and the development of Operations and Maintenance Manuals.

Please join us Thursday, May 9, 2019 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.

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Half Day Educational Seminar – Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Back to Basics – Quality Tools

  • Penny Schoonmaker, CSSBB – Problem Statements
  • Doug Robertson, CSSBB, CQM/OE, CQE, CQA, CBA – Gage R&Rs
  • Jocelin Watson, CQM/OE – FMEA

Abstract:

  • Problem Statements can make or break your project.  This is the first step at defining the problem, giving the project boundaries and is a key communication tool for your project.  This presentation will review key components of a good problem statement and address key pitfalls and share examples.
  • Gage R&R will cover a brief review of best practices to use when conducting Gage R&Rs or Test Method Validations followed by several case studies of typical Gage R&R results and how to interpret the data developed by Minitab.  The objective of the reviews will be actions to reduce Gage R&R variation and improve the measurement system performance.
  • Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a proactive tool which enables teams to eliminate or reduce process, product or service failures, starting with the highest-priority. This presentation will enable you to understand, plan and conduct an FMEA including templates and examples.

Speaker(s) Bio: 

Penny Schoonmaker is an award-winning Master Black Belt in the Performance Excellence Process’s LEAN and Six Sigma methodologies, with over 21 years of manufacturing and project experience as an independent consultant, and at Corning Incorporated and International Paper.   Penny’s experience includes project leadership, project and belt coaching, project portfolio management and Lean tool implementation in manufacturing, non-profit and services organizations.  She’s earned her ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University.  Currently, she is an independent consultant working with local companies and service providers to teach and implement Continuous Improvement projects and systems.

Doug Robertson has 38 years’ 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.  Earning a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University.  He has completed the Johnson & Johnson certifications as a subject matter expert on Test Method Validations and Additive Manufacturing.  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 responsible for new product launches & innovation projects.

Jocelin Watson is a Senior Business Process Engineering Manager and Finance Performance Excellence Champion at Corning Incorporated. Her over 20 years of professional experience include marketing, strategic planning, facilitation, new product innovation, portfolio and project management and belt development. Jocelin holds an MBA from the University of Maryland and bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon. She is a DMAIC Black Belt, Certified Lean Green Belt, Certified Facilitator (including Kepner Trego), and ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence.

Please join us Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Tags, 3037 State Route 352, Big Flats, NY

Registration:              12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Presentation:             1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Networking:               4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Cost:  $50.00 for members and for non-members

  • You must register in advance
  • Cancellations will be invoiced
  • Fee includes materials, snacks and appetizers for networking session.

Reservations:  Two ways to register no later than Wednesday, April 24, 2018 at 5:00pm 

  1. PreferredOnline registration with credit card payment.  If registering for more than 1 person, please email asq.ce.section202@gmail.com with additional names.
  2. E-mail asq.ce.section202@gmail.com with participant name(s) and mail check to:

ASQ Section 0202
c/o Penelope Schoonmaker, Treasurer
120 Fieldview Drive
Painted Post, NY 14870

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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ASQ Corporate Changes – MyASQ Finance

We have been asked to participate in the Second Wave of the MyASQ Finance conversion for the local Sections finances and financial reporting. MyASQ Finance will provide more transparency and standardize the financial process for all Sections.

Our members and friends will be impacted initially by a change to our reservation site. We are moving from Squareup.com to EventBrite.com for credit card reservations. You will be seeing this change for our April Events.

Also, the Section will be moving to a new on-line banking application. This change will allow us to accept credit cards and checks for event payment, but we will need to limit (hopefully eliminate) cash payments.

In the future, we will be seeing a change in our website name and hosting location, but we do not have any details on that change as of yet.

If you have any questions, please email us here.

 

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Dinner Meeting – Thursday, March 14, 2019

How to be “Prosocial”

Hadassah Mativetsky – Software Quality Engineer – Universal Instruments

Abstract:   Social skills, interpersonal skills, leadership, and teamwork are all part of the QBOK. How do we get group members to be more prosocial (as opposed to anti-social)? Nobel Prize winner Elinor Ostrom and SUNY Distinguished Prof. David Sloan Wilson came together to join the concepts of common pool resources and multi-level selection to start what is now called “Prosocial”. Since then many other academics and practitioners have come on board in its development, particularly psychologists working in Contextual Behavioral Science. This talk will overview the theoretical basis for prosocial and what it is. We will model some of the exercises and conclude examples showing connections between prosocial concepts and business practices such as Agile.

Speaker Bio:  Hadassah Mativetsky started as a Software Quality Engineer at Universal Instruments in September 2015. Prior to working as an Engineer, Hadassah was a program and research coordinator at Binghamton University under Distinguished Professor David Sloan Wilson. She has been involved and interested in David’s work on Prosocial since she was a graduate student. Recently she completed her facilitation training to guide groups through the Prosocial process and is interested in seeing how it can complement Agile. She is the ASQ Binghamton Section #205 Program Chair as well as an ASQ Software Division and Social Responsibility Technical Community Member at Large. She tweets about STEM at @Haddie.

Please join us Thursday, March 14, 2019 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:  $30.00 for members and for non-members
Check and all major credit cards accepted.
Make checks payable to ASQ Section 0202.

Reservations:  Two ways to register no later than Thursday, March 7 at 5:00pm 

  1. Preferred – Online registration with credit card payment.  If registering for more than 1 person, please email asq.ce.section202@gmail.com with additional names.
  2. E-mail asq.ce.section202@gmail.com and pay by check 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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