April 2013 Dinner Meeting

The Saginaw Valley Chapter of the American Society of Quality is pleased to announce a presentation from:

 

Kris Marsh

Kris Marsh

Topic:  I’ve Been Downsized.  Now What

When:  Wednesday April 17th, 2013

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Where: Los Cuatros Amigos

4570 Bay Rd, Saginaw Charter Township, MI 48604

(989) 799-1700

 

About the speaker:

Kristina Marsh, MBA, is a business leader, Six Sigma green belt, and writer who specializes in change management, life balance, and personal branding. Kristina consults and speaks on the topics of marketing, transfer of knowledge in the workplace, and personal branding. She has been featured in Working Mother magazine and writes a personal blog about the experience of life after corporate downsizing athttp://www.kristinamarsh.blogspot.com. Kristina resides in Michigan with her husband and two children. You can reach Kristina directly at klmarsh74@gmail.com .

Pre Meeting Topic: 

New Quality Digest Video Honors Quality Professionals

“So God Made a Quality Manager”

Quality Digest is proud to announce a new video dedicated to quality managers everywhere. The video, “So God Made a Quality Manager,” represents our latest industry-leading video project. During the past five years, Quality Digest has carved a niche within B-2-B media serving the industrial market through the bold use of video, specifically live video broadcasting such as TechnorazziLIVE, Quality Digest Live, and Gauging Quality.

 

Directions:  I-675 to Tittabawassee Road Exit, Take East on Tittabawassee Road and then go South on Bay Road (M-84) till destination which will be on your left before Schust Road.

 

Cost:           $ 16.00 for members

                   $ 18.00 for non-members

                   *** Special student and unemployed rates.

 

Please RSVP by replying to this email or email: beth.e.hyde@dowcorning.com


May Dinner Meeting

 

The Saginaw Valley Chapter of the American Society of Quality is pleased to announce a dinner presentation:

“Process Improvements Good, Bad or Ugly”

Why do we have the need to improve processes? What steps are taken? Mistakes…or are they? How do you get buy-in during change?

Speaker: Molly Guettler,
Covenant Healthcare Sterile Processing Manager

Schedule: Social hour: 6:00
Pre-Meeting: 6:30
Dinner 7:00
Main presentation 7:30

When: Wednesday May 16th, 2012
Where:Bart’s Grill and Brew Pub
804 E. Midland St. Bay City, MI 48706

Cost: 
$15.00 for members
$17.00 for non-members

Recertification credits available for pre-meeting and main presentation!!!

 Please RSVP by e-mail (mguettl1@durolast.com)

 About the speaker:

Molly Guettler, CRCST is employed at Covenant Healthcare as the Sterile Processing Manager. She has been with Covenant in her current position for the past 17 years. Prior to that she worked at Bay Medical Center and Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO. She has 22 year’s experience in healthcare sterilization, materials management, and infection prevention. Her main objective is prevention of surgical site infections as she works closely with Infection Control, Physicians, and the Operating Room staff. 

She has vast knowledge of Sterilization, infection prevention and process improvement. She is Six Sigma Certified Green Belt and has International Certification in Healthcare Sterilization and Matierals Management(IAHCSMM). thru Perdue University. She is an active board member and Treasurer of V.O.I.C.E inc (Valley Organization for Improved Communication Equality) of Saginaw, and the advisory board for Health Technologies program at Bay Area I.S.D.

 


March 2012 Dinner Meeting

ASQ Saginaw Valley Section

In conjunction with

Would Like to Present a Joint meeting

Constraints Management – What is it and how do I use it?

Presented by the Saginaw Valley Chapter of APICS

Constraints Management was introduced to the business world over 20 years ago with the publication of best-seller book The Goal. Over the last two decades, Constraints Management principles have resulted in applications to areas other than operations, including project management, supply chain management, sales, accounting, and strategy. In this presentation, you will hear an overview of some of the applications with case studies as well as the underlying management principles that make Constraint Management so effective.

Dr. Sirias is a professor of Management at Saginaw Valley State University. He is co-author of the book “Bridging the Boomer Xer Gap” selected by Soundview Executive Summaries as one of most influential business book of 2002 and by ForeWord magazine as Book of the Year. He has published in several journals including the Journal for Quality and Participation, the International Journal of Applied Quality Management, the International Journal of Production and Operation Management, International Journal of Production Research, and the Journal of Education for Business. Dr. Sirias has been involved in consulting and counseling for businesses in the service as well as manufacturing sectors. His latest book is Success…an Adventure, a story written for teenagers to learn conflict resolution techniques as well as logical thinking. In addition to his professional activities, Dr. Sirias is a former chess Olympiad and FIDE chess master.

 

 

When -Tuesday March 13, 2012

Bay Valley Resort

2470 Old Bridge Rd
Bay City, MI 48706

Registration 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Dinner 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Presentation 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

Cost:                     $20.00 for members  & Non-members                          

                                ***New special student and unemployed rates.

APICS members FREE [Please bring your membership card] Non-members $20.00     
RSVP by Thursday March 8 to Suzette Loeffler SMLoeffler@dow.com   


January 2012 Dinner Meeting

The Saginaw Valley Chapter of the American Society of Quality is pleased to announce a presentation from:

John Lindland
 Author of “Seven Failure Modes”
 

“Quantum Quality”
Quantum Quality, By John Lindland

Quantum Quality is the result of 20 years of applied quality improvement applications around the world.  It is the first truly new set of quality tools and techniques created in the last sixty years.  The core of the analysis uses the one page-matrix PFMEA and The Seven Failure Modes along with many new analysis forms that lead a team through a complete analysis very quickly.  Eliminate the need for ongoing root cause analysis and problem solving teams.  Complete a project in six weeks rather than six months.  Implement solutions while Six Sigma is still trying to measure the process.

            When:  Monday January 23rd, 2012
            Time: 6:00 p.m.
            Where: Uno Chicago Grill in Bay City – Banquet Room
                        2795 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI(989) 684-8667
             Cost:$ 18.00 for members
                       $ 20.00 for non-members
***New special student and unemployed rates.

Please RSVP by email: mbeagle@duro-last.com

About the speaker:
John L. Lindland is the author of a highly acclaimed book on Failure Mode and Effects Analysis called The Seven Failure Modes.   He is the recipient of two ASQ Automotive Division Cecil C. Craig Awards.  Over the last twenty years he has consulted and trained at hundreds of companies around the world on a large number of quality topics.  The tools of Quantum Quality were used at the Ford Cleveland Casting plant to help save $110,000,000 over three years.  They were used at the Ford Sharonville Transmission facility to help launch a new transmission.  The transmission launched with almost zero warranty problems, tool costs that were 35% under similar transmissions, and was among the lowest internal defects transmission in the plan.  His other experience includes six years with Ford Motor Company, being a Director of Process and Quality development for a multi-plant automotive supplier and four years in the military.  He earned his B.S.E.E. from Michigan Technological University, M.S. in Manufacturing Systems from the University of Michigan and a M.S in Industrial Engineering from Wayne State University.  EMU-CFQ Six Sigma Master Black Belt since 1995.

Companies such as Ford, Chrysler, General Motors, Intel, Robert Bosch, Mahindra-Mahindra, Pioneer Electronics, Philips Display, Nichols Aluminum, Lone Star Steel, The OJ Group, Caliber Logistics, Fanuc Robotics, Visteon, Navistar Vehicle Assembly, Alcoa Wheel, Lockheed Martin, Nortel, Primex Technologies, Aliant Technologies, and Textron to name a few have requested John as a trainer and consultant.

Education
He holds a Management Certification from James Madison University.

Professional Memberships/Certifications
Six Sigma Black Belt
LEAN Practitioner
J-4000 LEAN Business Operations Assessor
Senior Lead Auditor, RAB/QSA

The local ASQ Chapter cordially invites you and your friends to join us.  Everyone is always welcome!

Uno Chicago Grill: 2795 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI (989) 684-8667

Directions:  I-75 to Wilder Rd,  Take Wilder Rd 1/8 mile East to Uno
Chicago Grill on North side of Rd.

 

 


November Dinner Meeting

The Saginaw Valley Chapter of the American Society of Quality is pleased to announce a presentation from:
Dow Corning Auburn Site Quality Manager
Todd Rivard
Shifting the Culture of Quality to Match Safety

Most companies are very proactive about ensuring the safety culture is well understood within their company. Many companies have specific programs which are focusing on driving the numbers of safety incidents to zero. However, most companies do not push the same requirements and culture to the quality organizations. Currently, Dow Corning is beginning the process of trying to change the culture of the quality organization to match that of the safety organization to drive the idea that defects in the quality systems are not acceptable. The presentation will focus on building a case for copying the safety culture to quality and provide some specific examples on how this is being proposed to be done at Dow Corning.

When: Monday November 7th, 2011
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Pi’s Restaurant– Banquet Room
1815 South Saginaw Rd Midland, MI 48640
Cost: $15.00 for members $17.00 for non-members
New special student and unemployed rates.
Directions: I-75 to U.S 10 West, Exit US-10-BR / M-20 toward Downtown Midland, take ramp right and follow signs for Patrick Rd, left onto E Patrick Rd 0.1 mi, right onto S Saginaw Rd 0.2 mi
Please RSVP by email: mbeagle@duro-last.com

The local ASQ Chapter cordially invites you and your friends to join us
Everyone is always welcome!

About the speaker:
Todd Rivard is currently the Dow Corning Auburn Site Quality Manager. He is responsible for all aspects for quality on site along with the growing, game changing SiC wafer operations. Prior to this role, Todd gained experience as a quality professional and lab team leader at Dow Corning Midland Plant 501 building, a full time six sigma black belt, and technical support for the Midland Plant QA labs. Todd has a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.


September Dinner Meeting

The Saginaw Valley Chapter of the American Society of Quality is pleased to announce a presentation from the:

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

“Tying Executive Strategic Planning to the Quality Management System”

Guest Speakers: George Singos & Robert Lyscas

MMTC’s Leadership in Action program provides a company with a business case, costs, challenges, and a transformation plan prioritized to achieve significant and sustainable operational improvements. The program supports the company’s vision and strategic direction by creating a roadmap, with the identification of metrics, to verify that the objectives and goals of the company are met. The process identifies opportunities in the company’s continuous improvement plan and QMS and how it ties to the business plan.

When: Wednesday September 28th, 2011
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Los Cuatros Amigos – Banquet Room
4570 Bay Road Saginaw (M-84 at Schust), Mi 48603
Directions: I-75 to 675 South, 675 to Tittabawassee, West on Tittabawassee to M84/Bay
Road, South on M84/Bay Road. Note: 675 North is closed due to construction.
Cost: $ 13.00 for members
$ 15.00 for non-members
***New special student and unemployed rates.

Please RSVP by  email: mbeagle@duro-last.com
The local ASQ Chapter cordially invites you and your friends to join us.

Everyone is always welcome!

About the speakers:
George Singos is a Business Leadership Advisor for the Lean Business Solutions Team.

Professional Experience
Prior to this position George was the Program Manager for MMTC’s Growth Services program. He provided an expertise in global marketing, website enhancement and analytics, and had developed and implemented successful strategic and marketing plans.

George has more than 16 years of broad-based manufacturing experience, from operations to sales and marketing. Most recently, George was with GKN Sintered Metals, where he was responsible for managing business segment development teams for the promotion and expansion of key strategic products, as well as developing the overall Strategic Plan and Marketing Plan for a $400 million region. His background also includes global marketing campaigns and international sales experience.

Education
George holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Science and Industrial Technology from Eastern
Michigan University, and a Masters Degree in International Administration from Central Michigan
University.

Bob Lyscas is the Director of the Lean Business Solutions program for MMTC. Bob has been with the MMTC for almost 15 years, starting his career as a Quality Management Systems Program Manager, specializing in the areas of AS 9100 (Aerospace), ISO/TS 16949, Laboratory Standards, Military Standards, Code of Federal Regulations and OHSA requirements. He also works with product development, launch and sales of technical programs.

Professional Experience
Prior to joining MMTC, Bob has 32 years of experience working with manufacturing and quality fields in the automotive industry, 14 years in government national defense, and over 9 years as a consultant, coach and trainer in the manufacturing, service and healthcare industries.

Education
He holds a Management Certification from James Madison University.

Professional Memberships/Certifications
Six Sigma Black Belt
LEAN Practitioner
J-4000 LEAN Business Operations Assessor
Senior Lead Auditor, RAB/QSA


May Dinner Meeting

The Saginaw Valley Chapter of the American Society of Quality is pleased to announce the end of the season:

“Recognition and
Quality Game Night”

The ASQ Section 1004 board members would like to recognize all new section members and new certifications. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and congratulate all of these people on their recent success.
This dinner meeting will be a fun and interactive event for all. Join us for “Quality Lingo” and feel free to bring a friend to join in the fun!

When: Wednesday, May 11th 2011
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Los Cauatros Amigos – Banquet Room
4570 Bay Road Saginaw (M-84), Mi 48603
Directions: I-75 to 675 South, 675 to Tittabawassee, West on Tittabawassee to M84/Bay
Road, South on M84/Bay Road. Note: 675 North is closed due to construction.

Cost: $ 13.00 for members
$ 15.00 for non-members
***New special student and unemployed rates.

Please RSVP by replying to this email or email: mbeagle@duro-last.com
The local ASQ Chapter cordially invites you and your friends to join us. Everyone is always welcome!


February Dinner Meeting Announcement

The Saginaw Valley Chapter of the American Society of Quality is pleased to announce a dinner presentation:

“Accounting in a Lean/Six Sigma Environment”

By: Lloyd W. Perkins

Lloyd is a seasoned financial executive with a successful career in Corporate Finance with Fortune 50 companies. Lloyd currently is a consultant providing training design and delivery services in the areas of Shareholder Value Management, IT governance and investment analysis, Lean Six Sigma programs and Strategic Cost Management.

When: Monday, February 28th, 2011
Where: Uno Chicago Grill
2795 E. Wilder Rd. Bay City, MI 48706

Schedule:

Social hour:      6:00
Pre-Meeting:   6:30
Dinner               7:00
Main presentation  7:30

Cost:

$15.00 for members
$17.00 for non-members

Please  RSVP to Marci Beagle at mbeagle@duro-last.com

Speaker Biography

Lloyd is a seasoned financial executive with a successful career in Corporate Finance with Fortune 50 companies. Lloyd currently is a consultant providing training design and delivery services in the areas of Shareholder Value Management, IT governance and investment analysis, Lean Six Sigma programs and Strategic Cost Management.

Lloyd’s accomplishments include:

As Controller of a $2.5 B subsidiary of a Fortune 10 company, he introduced new credit policies and customer credit scoring for a portfolio 400,000 commercial customers. Revised credit process established the industry benchmark receivables and bad debt expense while delivering 120% of the annual profit objective.

Developed and delivered training to 650 member sales force on new credit policies, credit review and approval process.

Designed and delivered training to senior management of a major auto manufacture on how to use Lean and Six Sigma to increase Shareholder Value. Training scope included 24 plant management teams across the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Developed project and process management training program used to implement the organizational transformation of a 150 employee Controller’s office. Training subsequently adopted by HR for delivery across a 2,000 employee SBU.

Developed governance process for IT project selection and implementation for a $400M IT investment portfolio.

Conducted training on new governance process for 250 IT Project Managers spread across 15 countries.

Launched cost management and schedule control function for a startup weapons system manufacturer.

Developed complete set of classes, documentation, training materials and an on-going audit program to insure compliance with all Department of Defenses’ (DOD) CAS and FAR regulations.

Delivered training to 14 teams and 175 cost account managers on DOD program management, passing SAR and maintaining progress payments.

Designed skill assessment and training process for a social services agency using demand pull concepts, increasing throughput by 25%.

Lloyd received his BA and MBA from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the Financial Executives Institute (FEI), the Institute of Management Accounting (IMA) and the Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing, International (CAMI).

Recertification credits available for pre-meeting and main presentation!!!

For those preparing for recertification, please contact Mark Ouellette (Recertification chair) at 800-248-0820, extension 2314, or send an e-mail (mouellet@duro-last.com).


January Dinner Meeting

The Saginaw Valley Chapter of the American Society of Quality is pleased to announce a dinner presentation

“Quality Initiatives in Higher Education”
Wm. Michael Wood
Director of Institutional Research- Delta College

Michael is Delta college’s representative to the Higher Learning Commission (HLCs) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and also serves as a system portfolio reviewer under their Academic Quality Improvement Program. He will be sharing the history of Delta’s educational approach and current “Quality Initiatives” and improvements.When: Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Where: Bart’s – Sanatra Room
804 E. Midland St. Bay City, MI 48706
Schedule:
Social hour: 6:00
Pre-Meeting: 6:30
Dinner 7:00
Main presentation 7:30

Cost: $15.00 for members
$17.00 for non-members
Please RSVP!!!  Email Marci Beagle at mbeagle (at) duro-last.com

Speaker Biography:
Mr. Wood has a Master of Applied Statistics (MApSt) and a Master of Arts in Anthropology. He has been employed his entire career in Higher Education, both at the 2-year and 4-year level. This is his second sojourn into Michigan, he has worked at Mott Community College in Flint from 1986-1994 and has been at Delta since the summer of 2004.
As Director of Institutional Research, his responsibilities include overseeing the majority of state and federal reporting, survey research and statistical analysis.

For 2011-2012 he will be the president of the National Community College Council for Research and Planning, as well as serving on committees at the state and national level in Institutional Research.

Recertification credits available for pre-meeting and main presentation!!!


December Meeting Announcement – Free

The Saginaw Valley Chapter 1004 of the American Society of Quality is pleased to announce a FREE dinner presentation hosted by:

Dow Corning

Where: Dow Corning Midland Plant Cafeteria
When: Wednesday December 8th, 2010
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE Pizza and Pop
Topic: Dow Corning has developed a new corporate citizenship program called the Dow Corning Global Citizen Service Corps in order to create a living laboratory that will give employee volunteers from across the company unique opportunities to:
· Discover – Gain firsthand insights into the needs of people in emerging and developing economies
· Serve – Work with local organizations on service projects with the potential to make a tangible, valuable and sustainable contribution to the community
· Innovate – Explore new opportunities for innovation and growth that could improve the quality of life among people who currently have little or no access to silicone  technology

In this presentation, Ayesha Soares will review the overall Global Citizen Service Corps program goals and initiatives, discuss her experience and learnings, and focus on how she ‘discovered’, ‘served’, and ‘innovated’ to improve the quality of life for this emerging market.

Pre-Meeting: Thoughts on International Experience by Shelly Wearn. In addition, the section will be selecting an essay contest winner from the Central Michigan University

Please RSVP by email: mbeagle@duro-last.com
The local ASQ Chapter cordially invites you and your friends to join us. Everyone is always welcome!

Speaker: Ayesha Soares
Ayesha Soares, along with 9 other Dow Corning volunteers from around the world, was selected to be part of an initial volunteer service project as part of the Dow Corning Global Citizen Service Corps, named Project Bangalore. These 10 employees spent 4 weeks in Bangalore, India working on a volunteer service project aligned with Dow Corning’s business objectives and sustainability focus.

Ayesha received her chemical engineering degree from the University of Michigan and started working for Dow Corning in 2006. She began as a process engineer in the
Electronics Industry working on developing, commercializing and improving new roducts and processes. Also in this role, she led the new hire on- boarding program and created the foundations as the program coordinator for the newly developed Device Fabrication technical center. In 2010, she accepted a role as a life cycle assessment analyst. In her new job, she will be assessing the environmental impact of Dow Corning products.

Pre-Meeting: Shelly Wearn
Returning from a recent short-term assignment in China, Shelly Wearn will be sharing cultural and professional experiences during her international assignment as well as comments on business travel to China and Japan. Focus of this topic will be on seeing how company practices are understood and used, how to improve communication and workflows across geographic boundaries and creating synergy in work practices.

Shelly Wearn is the Dow Corning Midland Site Quality Management Representative in Midland, MI responsible for compliance with ISO9001 standard including internal audit
activities, and driving Operational Excellence in the Quality function. Shelly joined Dow Corning in 1997 with background in automotive, pulp and paper, and polyurethane
processing. At Dow Corning she has held Quality and Manufacturing Engineering positions as well as Process Control Coordinator for Organosilane Supply Chain and
has been a steering committee member for Dow Corning Manufacturing Engineers for 10 years. Currently, Shelly is returning from temporary assignment at Dow Corning
Songjiang Site in China. Locally she has served in leadership roles for the American Society for Quality and the Midland Jaycees. Shelly has a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. She is a Senior Member of ASQ, joining in 1995 – she has been member of three sections and has served on Board for ASQ1004 for 10 years in various positions – currently she is the Membership Chair. She lives in Midland with her husband, Jon.

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