May Professional Development Dinner Meeting

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Keynote Speaker: Wali Alam, President of Quality Institute of America

Presentation: THE NEW ISO 9001:2015

The first two versions of the standard: 1987 and 1994 had a similar structure, touch and feel, and smelled of big manufacturing plants in the mid-west, but the 1994 version had much more substance. Then along came the 2000 version: different structure, touch and feel, and the substance became more inclusive of non-manufacturing with the basic requirements very similar to the original.

Well, the 2015 version is shaping up to be a sea-change. So, get ready. The structure, touch, feel and substance are all different. Of course, it is still Quality Systems, so the core has to contain the same common sense requirements. However, the approach and application is quite enhanced. Yes, enhanced and all for the better. The 2015 version will be a great uplifting experience for people who welcome change for the better--- which is the definition of us Quality Folks.

This presentation will explain the differences between ISO 9001:2008 and (Draft Int. Stand) DIS 9001:2015, and suggest some approaches to address them.  Although DIS  is not the final version, it is highly unlikely that the Final International Standard will be radically different

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Pre-Dinner Speaker (Tutorial 1) Main Room: Douglas Wood, President of DC Wood Consulting

Presentation: Office Cost Sinkholes- How large is the waste and what can be done?

Many more people work in office environments today: why don’t we have a good way of measuring and reducing office time waste?

The office is a different environment than the factory, where most of our work improvement approaches were developed. While some try and apply manufacturing approaches to the office, this is not a good choice. After all, the manufacturing approaches were developed by looking at the factory work environment and tailoring improvement approaches to that environment.

In any endeavor, the keys to driving change are:

  1. Seeing what is actually happening
  2. Sharing a way of talking about and measuring it
  3. Being direct about the problems and solutions

To do this, the frame of reference needs to be understandable and clear.

In the wider enterprise (mostly office environments), we should ask: “what are the categories we call office work?” Meetings, emails, use of computer networks, filing and searching for materials, good decision making and work flow, etc. These work categories are all well understood, and each one has its own kinds of identifiable waste and known solutions.

Two things are lacking: a strategic dollar measure of office waste, and a common tool kit to attack these issues. The strategic dollar measure should come first; tools will follow.

This session was judged to be one of the best at the 2014 ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement. You will see information that is not in general circulation: actual survey data on the dollar cost of time waste in office work, broken down in common work categories. The session will finish with specific tools to address these problems.

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Pre-Dinner Speaker (Tutorial 2) one of the small rooms: Donna O'Kelley

Presentation: ASQ Certified Quality Manager / Organizational Exellence Refresher course overview

An overview of the Certified Quality Manager Body of Knowledge to help attendees understand what is required to study for the exam and learn auditing concepts. 

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: Beef Fajita

Grilled Onions, Refried Beans, Mexican Rice, Guacamole, Grated Cheese, Sour Cream, Pico De Gallo, Corn Tortilla Chips and Fresh Homemade Salsa.

Entrée 2: Chicken Fajita

Grilled Onions, Refried Beans, Mexican Rice, Guacamole, Grated Cheese, Sour Cream, Pico De Gallo, Corn Tortilla Chips and Fresh Homemade Salsa.

Entrée 3: Vegitarian Cheese Enchaladas with Tomatillo Sauce

Cilantro Rice, Black Bean Charros, Guacamole, Corn Tortilla Chips and Fresh Homemade Salsa.

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 Wali Alam
WALl ALAM, CFPIM (past), CQE, CQA, Regd. Lead Auditor Over the last 4 decades, Wali has run Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, and  Quality Systems in major manufacturing companies.  Since 1994, he is with the Quality Institute of America (QIA).  QIA offers consulting, Training, Auditing, and Management System Software, and has ...

WALl ALAM, CFPIM (past), CQE, CQA, Regd. Lead Auditor


Over the last 4 decades, Wali has run Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, and  Quality Systems in major manufacturing companies.  Since 1994, he is with the Quality Institute of America (QIA).  QIA offers consulting, Training, Auditing, and Management System Software, and has helped more than 400 clients in the USA and overseas.


Wali’s passion is the ISO 9000 and related family of standards. Since 1992, he has been conducting certification audits, training, and consulting in these standards, and leading a team of software developers for developing Management System software.


Wali has been very active in various professional societies often in senior leadership roles, including ASQ Houston. 

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Organizer Forrest Rattray

When?

Thu, May 21, 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