ASQ Seattle Section December Dinner Meeting

December 5, 2016

ASQ Seattle Section Event, Section
Bellevue: Presentation Only — NSF International Presentation (more information)
Thu, 12/08/2016
Event, Section
Bellevue: Dinner & Presentation — NSF International Presentation (more information)
Thu, 12/08/2016 http://www.asq-seattle.org/content/bellevue-dinner-presentation-nsf-international-presentation-more-information
Event, Section
GoToWebinar — NSF International Presentation (more information)
Thu, 12/08/2016
Description:
What Do the Recent Changes to the ISO Standards Mean to Me and My Organization? As a global certifying body, NSF-ISR works with companies from different cultures, industries, and sizes – giving us the unique capability to communicate early adopter reactions and best practices.

http://www.asq-seattle.org/content/bellevue-dinner-presentation-nsf-international-presentation-more-information

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ASQ Bellevue: Dinner Meeting — ISO 13485:2016

November 7, 2016

ISO 13485:2016 (3rd Edition)

The ISO 13485:2016 specifies requirements for a QMS that can be used by an organization involved in one or more stages of the life-cycle of a medical device, including design and development, production, storage and distribution, installation, servicing and final decommissioning and disposal of medical devices, and / or associated activities.

Several jurisdictions also have regulatory requirements for the application of QMS by organizations with a variety of roles in the supply chain for medical devices. This brief presentation will explain some of the changes between the ISO 13485:2003 (2nd Ed) and the ISO 13485:2016 (3rd Ed).

Speaker : Abe Wong

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Abe Wong has been an active ASQ member for 20 years with almost 1/2 of the time serving the ASQ-San Diego chapter as their Programs Chair before relocating to Seattle. Abe has worked over 20 years in the FDA regulated industries including medical device, pharmaceutical, food supplement, and cosmetics. Besides certified as a FDA Clinical Investigator, he is also an ISO 13485:2016 Certified Auditor, an ASQ-CQA and a Certified Lean Six-sigma Master Black Belt.

Date: Thursday November 10, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Coast Bellevue Hotel
625 116th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 455-9444

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AIAA Technical Symposium

September 27, 2016

On Saturday November 19, AIAA will be hosting the annual Technical Symposium at the Future of Flight Museum in Everett. Watch the link below for more details as the event approaches and for registration information.

PNWAIAA 2016 Technical Symposium

 

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ASQ Seattle: Dinner & Presentation — Human Factors That Impact LSS Team Improvements

September 12, 2016

Bellevue: Dinner & Presentation — Human Factors That Impact LSS Team Improvements (More Information)

Event Details Description:

Deborah Hopen will be presenting the human factor and how it relates to DMAIC. The Lean Six Sigma methodology is well known and is practiced by many organizations around the world. Much of the focus when training Belts to lead, provide technical support to, or participate in LSS teams involves the technical concepts and tools associated with the Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control Phases.
Date Information
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Coast Bellevue Hotel 625 116th Ave. NE Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 455-9444

Registration 5:00 p.m.-Dinner 6:00 p.m.
Announcements 6:45 p.m. Presentation 7:00 p.m.
Adjourn 8:00 p.m.

Parking: Free on site
Contact: Fred Cramer
Human Factors That Impact LSS Team Improvements

The Lean Six Sigma methodology is well known and is practiced by many organizations around the world. Much of the focus when training Belts to lead, provide technical support to, or participate in LSS teams involves the technical concepts and tools associated with the Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control Phases. In real life, however, when teams experience project delays and resistance to proposed solutions, the underlying issues are related more toward human factors associated with change. This presentation will share some considerations on how research regarding American cultural archetypes impacts and can be leveraged to support the LSS process.

Speaker Bio: Deborah Hopen

Deborah has over 40 years of experience in total quality management. She has served as a senior executive with both Fortune and Inc 500 companies. Her varied experience includes time spent in general management, quality assurance and quality control, training, human resources, organization development, research and development, process engineering, and accounting.

From July 1995 through June 1997, she served as President and Chairman of the American Society for Quality. She also has served as President of the Washington State Quality Award Program and the International Standards Initiative, as well as being involved as a leader with numerous Washington State cultural and charitable organizations. Hopen is a Fellow of ASQ and is the editor of ASQ’s Journal for Quality and Participation.

In 2015, she was recognized with the Asia Pacific Quality Organization’s Miflora M. Gatchalian Medal for Women in Global Quality Leadership. She was a 2014 recipient of the ASQ Distinguished Service Medal. In 2011 she received ASQ’s Gryna Award, its Quality Management Division’s Roger Berger Spirit Award, and its Los Angeles Section’s Simon Collier Award. She also received the APQC C. Jackson Grayson Distinguished Pioneer of Quality Award in 2012.

In addition to being the author of more than 200 publications and presentations, she has taught statistics and statistical process control, quality management, production management, and production costing at the university level. She has a B.S. in Applied Science. Since then she has completed advanced studies in business administration, industrial and clinical psychology, and operations research. She was a Certified Quality Engineer for over 15 years and is recognized as a LSS Master Black Belt. Her consulting list includes clients from the manufacturing, service, military, government, healthcare, education, and not-for-profit sectors.

Date: Thursday September 8, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enrollment opens: July 4, 2016

Enrollment closes: September 8, 2016

Pricing Information:
Current Price: $35.00
Valid until 09/05/2016

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Don Goehler, in Memoriam

July 13, 2016

Don Goehler

Don Goehler

Donald D. Goehler, FASM, passed away on December 15, 2015. He was born in Portland, Oregon in 1930 and joined the Puget Sound Chapter of ASMI in 1957 where he held every office and committee position, serving as chairman, membership chair, and most recently communications chair.

He was also the ASMI Chapter representative on the Puget Sound Enginerring Council and treasurer of PSEC between 1996 and 2010. He was a real PSEC champion, promoting it at every turn.

He was  nominated for the Allan Ray Putram Service Award for his service to the ASMI Chapter in 2004, in recognigtion of his then over 40 years of continuous service. Goehler received his bachelor’s degree in metallurgial engineering from the Montana School of Mines in 1962 and joined the Boeing Co. in 1966, where he rapidly progressed to engineering manager, materials technology, a position he held until he retired in 1995. After retiring, he continued as a volunteer engineer at the Museum of Flight in Seattle where he worked on restoration of the Boeing B-29.

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ASQ Seattle – June: Dinner and Presentation

June 1, 2016

Date: June 9, 2016

Time: Registration 5:00 PM,
Dinner 6:00 PM,
Presentation 7:00 PM

Location: Coast Bellevue Hotel
625 116th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 455-9444

Title: Getting the Most of Your ASQ Membership

Speaker: Scott Siderman

Participation Options:

Dinner and Presentation—$25 for ASQ Members who register by June 6, 2016; $35 for all Non-Members and ASQ Members who register after June 6, 2016 Click Here

Presentation Only—$10; Click Here

Web-Based Connection—$10 for registrations received by June 8, 2016; no late registrations accepted Click Here

Register to Attend: Click Here

Presentation Details

Presentation Description:

You might be a new member or have been a member for many years. You may have joined ASQ for many reasons. Some of you might even not be members yet and are wondering, “Should I join?”

Regardless of your situation, you expect to gain something from your membership and/or participation in ASQ activities. Some of you have realized gains; others might be unaware of what resources are available to you, and others still may be wondering how to take best advantage of their memberships. If any of these categories describe your perspective, you definitely should attend this month’s meeting.

Join us for this interactive session to learn how you can get the most from your ASQ membership. Come and help the Seattle Section Chair, Scott Siderman, as he leads this highly participatory meeting that will enlighten you to the many benefits of an ASQ membership.

Speaker Biography:

Scott Siderman is a management consultant with Strong-Bridge Consulting. For more than 20 years, Scott has been helping his employers and clients transform the performance of their processes and organizations. His approach is simple; ask provocative questions while forging high-performing teams.

Siderman started out as a consultant applying Just-in-time/Lean manufacturing philosophies to the banking industry, and his career has evolved to include quality, process improvement, process redesign/reengineering, performance measurement, and customer-focused organizational design. His industry experience includes banking, insurance, government, criminal justice, mail-order retail, customer care, behavioral health, high tech, higher education, and healthcare. Within these industries, Siderman has facilitated successful process improvement/redesign teams in such diverse processes as claims, financial close, procurement, customer care, grant and technical assistance oversight, and hospital patient care. He also has led organizational design teams in customer care and information technology organizations. In order to assure the organization’s success, each of these projects included the development and implementation of performance metrics (key performance indicators).

Siderman has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Tufts University) and a Master of Science in Industrial Administration (Carnegie-Mellon University). He is a leader and frequent speaker for the ASQ and currently is the Chair of the Seattle Section. Prior to relocating to Seattle, he was a leader of the Boston Section Business Process Improvement Committee and recognized as the Boston Section’s Quality Engineer of the Year.

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May 11, 2016 (Wed.) from 6 pm to 8 pm Shoreline Community College – Engineering Mentor Night

May 5, 2016

2016 Shoreline Community College – Engineering Mentor Night

Volunteer request for engineers:

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

This Engineering Mentor Night, co-sponsored by the Puget Sound Engineering Council (PSEC) and Shoreline Community College (SCC) will give students an opportunity to meet representatives from the wide spectrum of practice in the profession of engineering.

Students can:

  • Meet professional engineers
  • Explore opportunities in engineering
  • Get advice from professionals
  • Learn more about employment in engineering

There are no expectations to have an ongoing or follow-up mentoring relationship with any student unless both parties desire it. Mentors are asked to bring samples of their work, such as reports, drawings, and models that will fit on a 30” X 30” table top for discussion with the students. It is also an opportunity to share information about your professional societies, and your company as applicable. It is not a career fair, but rather an open forum to inspire local students towards a career in engineering, to answer questions, and to share your experience at a table top setting. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Location:

Shoreline Community College
Student Union building, Main Dining Rm.
16101 Greenwood Ave. N.
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

Additional information is available on the PSEC Mentor Nights web page.

 

For questions please contact Steve Snelling, the PSEC Mentor Night Coordinator for this event at stephen.r.snelling@gmail.com

 

The event starts at 6:00 pm, so please arrive early to check-in and locate your table.

 

Link to Shoreline Campus map: http://www.shoreline.edu/map/campus-map.aspx
Link to Driving directions:  http://www.shoreline.edu/map/directions-to-campus.aspx
Link to Parking information: http://www.shoreline.edu/safetyandsecurity/parking.aspx
Note: Parking is free after 4 pm.

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Engineering Volunteers needed Tue, May 3 for Bellevue College Mentor Lunch

April 25, 2016

2016 Bellevue College Engineer Mentor Lunch (Next week – Tuesday, May 3rd)

Engineering volunteers are requested to support this Mentor event co-organized by the Puget Sound Engineering Council (PSEC) and the Science and Math Institute (SAMI) with Bellevue College (BC).

We invite local engineering professionals to have lunch with students interested in engineering and to share their experiences. Please indicate if you can volunteer from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm or if only for a portion during that time frame when you register. We welcome those who can only come for an hour, whenever you may be available, as students will be rotating in to talk with engineers between a staggered class time schedule.

Register here: http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/sami/2016-bellevue-college-engineer-mentor-lunch/ for the Bellevue College Engineer Mentor Lunch on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Event runs from 11am-1pm in the C-building, Room 130 A+B. Pizza and light refreshments will be provided. A logistics email will be sent out a week or two before the event with directions, parking pass, and a map. Please email Dr. Jenn Pang and Jennifer Pritchard, the SAMI team at sami@bellevuecollege.edu with any questions. Thanks for volunteering!

There are no expectations to have an ongoing or follow-up mentoring relationship with any student unless both parties desire it. Mentors are asked to bring samples of their work, such as reports, drawings, and models that will fit on a 30” X 30” table top for discussion with the students. It is also an opportunity to share information about your professional societies, and your company as applicable. It is not a career fair, but rather an open forum to inspire local students towards a career in engineering, to answer questions, and to share your experience at a table top setting.

Register here: http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/sami/2016-bellevue-college-engineer-mentor-lunch/

Thank you,

Jason Salazar
PSEC Mentor Night Committee Chair
salazarj@asme.org

Engineering Mentor Lunch Poster 4-16 web

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ASQ-Seattle: Dinner & Presentation

March 21, 2016

Overview of the Toyota Kata and how it can impact your organization’s lean initiatives.

Enrollment Open

Event Details
Description:
This session introduces participants to the concepts of the improvement Kata, how to use the approach to create internal coaches, and how companies are using the improvement Kata as a structured approach to problem solving and goal achievement.
Date Information
Comments: 0.3 RU

Coast Bellevue Hotel
625 116th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 455-9444

Registration 5:00 p.m.
Dinner 6:00 p.m.
Announcements 6:45 p.m.
Presentation 7:00 p.m.
Adjourn 8:00 p.m.

Parking: Free on site
Contact: Fred Cramer
Improvement Kata

What is a kata? A kata is something most often associated with martial arts. It is a routine you practice purposefully with intent of making that pattern a habit. Bike riding, driving and typing are all katas. Once you learn to ride a bike and it becomes second nature, you no longer have to concentrate on the skill of riding the bike, but are now able to focus on getting to your destination.

Ask yourself what patterns exist and are reinforced in your own organization. Are these routines supportive or obstructive to meeting your improvement goals?

The improvement kata is specific routine for improving, adapting and innovating. It is scientific and goal-directed, not a random disconnected reaction to problems. The overall goal, as with any kata, is to make the routine of the improvement kata a habit that happens almost unconsciously. This happens through deliberate, coached practice in daily work.

The Improvement Kata benefits your organization by:

• Providing a systematic, scientific routine that can be applied to any goal.
• Standardizing how the members of an organization navigate uncertainty and develop solutions.
• Transforming managers from a role of firefighters to coach and mentor, by teaching them to conduct coaching
cycles.
• Representing PDCA in a way that has people learning from iterative steps daily.

Learning Outcomes: This session introduces participants to the concepts of the improvement kata, how to use the approach to create internal coaches, and how companies are using the improvement kata as a structured approach to problem solving and goal achievement.

Takeaways: a map for implementing improvement and coaching kata in their own organization.
Speaker Bio
Chris Hayes CEO,
Impact Performance Solutions
www.impactperformancesolutions.com
chayes@getimpacts.com
801-791-1654

Chris Hayes is the CEO of Impact Performance Solutions, a professional business coaching and training organization that provides optimized services and solutions to businesses to help them achieve their most critical objectives. With a cross-industry background that includes healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, aerospace and non-profit, she has provided services that have directly resulted in over $100 million in verified savings. She is a proven business performance improvement leader and sought after speaker. Chris is a full spectrum coach and trainer with practical experience from the shop floor to the boardroom. She utilizes integrated process improvement techniques that emphasize engaging the workforce, meeting objectives and sustaining results. She is an active member of ASQ and currently Webinar Chair for the Lean Enterprise Division. Chris has an MBA and BSBA in Project Management with certifications as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (LSS), Quality Engineer (CQE), Quality Auditor (CQA), Manager of Quality / Operational Excellence (CMQ/OE), Project Management Specialist, Human Resource Development specialist, Organizational Systems Improvement Specialist, as well as bronze certification in Lean manufacturing (LBC).

Chris specializes in working with organizations across the globe providing services and training in the arenas of Lean Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints, Training Within Industry, Sales and Marketing, project management, auditing, environmental, leadership development, ISO and API quality management system implementation, problem solving, statistics, value stream mapping, ASQ certification prep, balanced scorecard / hoshin kanri, visual workplace and pay-for-performance system development.

Date: Thursday April 14, 2016 Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enrollment opens: March 13, 2016
Enrollment closes: April 15, 2016

Pricing Information:
Current Price: $35.00
Valid until 04/11/2016

Price from 04/12/16 to 04/15/2016: $35.00

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Tue, May 3rd 2016 Bellevue College Engineer Mentor Lunch

March 9, 2016

2016 Bellevue College Engineer Mentor Lunch

Engineering volunteers are requested from PSEC Member socities to support this Mentor event co-organized by the Puget Sound Engineering Council (PSEC) and the Science and Math Institute (SAMI) with Bellevue College (BC). In past years PSEC has co-organized several Mentor Nights with BC, and this year we are excited to announce we are breaking new ground by supporting a Mentor event with Bellevue College during the day from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. We invite local engineering professionals to take the opportunity to have lunch with students interested in engineering and to share their experiences.

Register here: http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/sami/2016-bellevue-college-engineer-mentor-lunch/ for the Bellevue College Engineer Mentor Lunch on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Event runs from 11am-1pm in the C-building, Room 130 A+B. Pizza and light refreshments will be provided. A logistics email will be sent out a week or two before the event with directions, parking pass, and a map. Please email Dr. Jenn Pang and Jennifer Pritchard, the SAMI team at sami@bellevuecollege.edu with any questions. Thanks for volunteering!

There are no expectations to have an ongoing or follow-up mentoring relationship with any student unless both parties desire it. Mentors are asked to bring samples of their work, such as reports, drawings, and models that will fit on a 30” X 30” table top for discussion with the students. It is also an opportunity to share information about your professional societies, and your company as applicable. It is not a career fair, but rather an open forum to inspire local students towards a career in engineering, to answer questions, and to share your experience at a table top setting.

Register here: http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/sami/2016-bellevue-college-engineer-mentor-lunch/

Thank you,

Jason Salazar
PSEC Mentor Night Committee Chair
salazarj@asme.org

Engineering Mentor Lunch Poster 4-16 web

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