Christmas Charity Event – Wednesday, December 5, 2018

We wanted to let everyone know that we will be picking up 30 Angel Tree tags from the Salvation Army (10 children, 3 gifts each = 30 total) and the Section Leadership Committee (SLC) members are planning to meet at Target onWednesday, December 5th at 6:00pm to shop.  Depending on requests, we may divide and conquer to Sears/JC Penney’s and Kohls.

Please email if you plan to join in the shopping, so we can plan to include you!

 

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2018 State of the Section Letter from the Chair

Dear ASQ Section 0202 Member or Friend,

Unfortunately, we have had to postpone our planned November Section Dinner Meeting:  Quality Leader Panel Discussion. We were not able to gain commitments from a diverse enough panel to truly reflect the different quality experiences represented within our section. Most regrets from the panelist were due to conflicts with the meeting date/time. We hope to reschedule this event at some point in the future.

With this cancellation, this brings us to discuss the health of the Section:

Membership:

Our current section membership consists of 88 active members and this represents a 17% loss compared to two years ago. Part of the operating funds our section has to work with comes from ASQ as an allotment for each member. As the membership decreases we have less money to work with to provide our programs and events. Even if you do not participate in the events, your membership in ASQ does help support the section activity. If your organization will support your membership within ASQ, it would greatly help stabilize our finances. For 2019, our current business plan shows a surplus of $43 if everything goes as plan.

Programs and Participation:

Our section’s mission is to provide meaningful programs and educational events to our section members and anyone interested in Quality Techniques and Methods. We have had some highly rated events where we are moving away from the typical “manufacturing” programs and presentations. This change has been possible due to the increased interest and participation from members outside the historically manufacturing based members. The Section Leadership Committee (SLC) considers this a huge benefit as these tools are applicable to any organization. One of the more challenging tasks of the SLC is to identify and arrange for the speakers and topics. If you have a quality technique, project success or idea that might be of interest please contact us and we will be happy to discuss it with you.

Section Leadership Committee:

Our current SLC is comprised of a few members who have been very active and supportive of the Section for many years. Several of the key causes for a Section to dissolve are the inability to rotate Member Leader positions set forth by ASQ (ie. Chair and Treasurer can only hold position for 2 years) and Member Leaders leaving with no replacement after multiple years of service. The 2019 SLC members volunteering for the next year places our section at the bare minimum ASQ will allow. I would encourage you to think about participating on our Section Leadership Committee. New members and new ideas can only improve our section’s programs and outreach to more organizations. The time commitment by position varies but is rarely over 4 – 5 hours per month.

In summary our section is on the threshold of no longer being viable from a membership, program, and leadership standpoint. The SLC appreciates the support and participation you have shown through the years; however any ideas you have on programs, new members, or SLC participation would be greatly appreciated.

Doug Robertson

Section Chair, Section 0202

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2018 ASQ Central NY Quality Conference

Set for 3 November 2018, the 10th Annual American Society for Quality (ASQ) CNY Conference at SUNY Onondaga Community College is a joint annual conference that has been held since 2008.

The goal is to provide practical knowledge that you can use right away with participating ASQ sections (Syracuse, Binghamton, Corning-Elmira and Central Mohawk) Valley) presenting valuable and informative presentations.

This is a great opportunity for quality professionals from all over the region to meet, network, and learn from each other. This conference is a joint effort of the Central New York ASQ Sections.

Please register here.

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2019 Proposed Section Leadership Slate Accepted by Local Membership

As of close of business on Monday, 10/15/2018, there have been no additional nominations for our section officers, so our slate has been accepted.

Congratulations to our incoming officers for 2019!
Chair – Doug Robertson
Secretary – Dottie Sempolinski
Treasurer – Penny Schoonmaker
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Half Day Educational Seminar – Thursday, October 11, 2018

TRIZ – Theory of Innovative Problem Solving

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

Abstract:  TRIZ (pronounced ‘trees’) is the Theory of Innovative Problem-Solving, a comprehensive systematic innovation methodology that is the product of over 2000 person years of research into successful solutions to problems. To the Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) practitioner, it is an antidote to the most common criticism of continuous process improvement methods, especially Six Sigma DMAIC: that disciplined approaches to process improvement have a dampening effect on creativity and innovation.

TRIZ tools can be applied to any problem, in any industry, within or outside the context of a LSS DMAIC project.

Course Highlights:

  • TRIZ history and origin
  • TRIZ philosophy and methods
  • TRIZ tools such as the 9-Box, 40 Inventive Principles, ARIZ, Ideality and Trimming, Action Mapping, Su-fi Analysis, 76 Standard Solutions, Contradiction Table, and Intensification
  • Case studies and examples from many industries

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, October 11, 2018 at Tags, 3037 State Route 352, Big Flats, NY

Registration:              12:45 – 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 Thursday, October 4, 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 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 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, September 13, 2018

A New Way to Look at Value Stream Mapping (VSM)

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

Abstract:  Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is the Lean method for making waste in a process visible, the first step to eliminating it. The traditional approach to Lean VSM maps the flow of information, materials, and high-level steps in the process and includes process efficiency metrics. But the map has limitations and does not translate well to complex, multidimensional processes or to transactional processes that do not produce a tangible product. Worse, critical failure modes are missed entirely. When first introducing Lean concepts to GE in 2002, Vickie merged a tool familiar to the GBs and BBs she worked with and the Lean VSM to create a hybrid approach that combines the best of both methods. The method was first published in 2012 in a book that Vickie co-authored with her NOVACES colleagues. This workshop will demonstrate the strengths and weaknesses of Lean VSM and introduce the hybrid approach that Vickie developed and has used successfully in many industries and situations.

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, September 13, 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, September 6, 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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New – Dinner Meetings on 2nd Thursday of the Month

Due to several local events occurring on the 3rd Thursday of the month, the Section Leadership decided, along with member survey data, to move our monthly dinner meeting to the second Thursday of the month.  We will continue to meet in January, February, March, April, May, September, October and November.  Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about this change.

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