November Professional Development Dinner Meeting

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Keynote Speaker: Eddie Merla

Presentation: Risk Management for the Quality Professional

As a Quality Professional, what is your Risk Awareness IQ?  This session will provide a fast-track introduction to a comprehensive risk process which can be adapted to quality efforts, an FMEA or to a specific project.  Help your organization become more risk aware by understanding a value creating risk process.

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Pre-Dinner Speaker (Tutorial 1) Main Room: Tamara Taylor and Jami Kovach 

Presentation: Teaching an Old Warehouse New Lean & 5S Tricks

Inventory storage and retrieval are important functions that support most production operations. As production levels increase, so do inventory storage levels. One oil and gas equipment supplier, located in Houston, TX, recently experienced an increased demand for their products; hence, they have redesigned their existing warehouse to maximize storage capacity. The purpose of this research was to assist this organization by creating an inventory storage plan for their warehouse using Lean and 5S principles. As the name suggests, Lean methods help reduce waste in work processes, and 5S methods helps to organize, clean, and sustain a productive work environment. The storage plan developed through this work helped the organization bring material storage back on-site (as recently it has been delegated to two off-site material handlers to manage/store) and reduce inefficiencies that lead to misplaced materials, excessive material movement, production delays due to waiting for parts, etc.

ASQ section 1405 will participate in the Toys For Tots Annual Toy Drive.We encourage volunteers to bring toy  donations to our upcoming Professional Dinner Meetings between September 1- December 4th.  All dontations will be provided to Toys For Tots.

 

Schedule:

5:00 - 7:00pm Registration

5:30 - 6:30pm Pre-dinner Presentation

6:30 - 7:00pm Dinner

7:00 - 7:15pm Announcements

7:15 - 8:30pm Keynote Dinner Presentation

 

Dinner Menu: 

Entrée 1: Roasted Turkey

Entrée 2: Roasted Chicken

Entrée 3: Pasta and vegetables

Sides: Mixed Vegetables

Rolls

salad

Dessert: Assorted Cupcakes Sampler

Coffee, iced-tea, and bottled water

As always, our monthly professional development dinner meetings are open to the public. There is no requirement to be an ASQ member to purchase a meal or to attend. Online registration closes on Tuesday at 11:45am before the event. If you choose to purchase a meal at the event, the price will be $25 and food choices may be limited.

Speaker Eddie Merla
Eddie Merla, PMI-ACP, PMP is a Senior Project Manager, Coach, and Trainer.  He has assisted clients with the implementation of project management strategies and best practices.  He is a thought leader in project management and leadership and has trained and coached thousands of professional in project management, leadership and communications. ...

Eddie Merla, PMI-ACP, PMP is a Senior Project Manager, Coach, and Trainer.  He has assisted clients with the implementation of project management strategies and best practices.  He is a thought leader in project management and leadership and has trained and coached thousands of professional in project management, leadership and communications.


Clients  have included Banco Nacional de Mexico (Banamex), Banco Santender, American Express Bank, Mellon Bank, Dresdner Bank LateinAmerika, EDS-U.S. Banking, Continental Airlines, EDS-Czech Republic, EDS-Israel,  Epiphany Inc., TSC Engineering, AD Systems, Universal Ensco, Acergy Brazil, KBR, Microsoft Corporation, Chesapeake, Harris County Hospital District, and Republic National Distribution Company..


Eddie has also presented seminars to various local chapters of the Project Management Institute (PMI®).  He has been a presenter at the PMI International Congresses in Scotland, Canada, Panama, Spain, Netherlands, Brazil, Malaysia, Australia and France..

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Organizer Forrest Rattray

When?

Thu, Nov. 19, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Where?

United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX - Texas 77007
United States