Keynote Speaker: Wali Alam (Main Room I/J/K)
Presentation: Corrective Actions-Preventive Actions-Risk Management—What’s the difference?
Link to presentation slides: Wali Alam Keynote Slides
Abstract: Over the last 30 years, It was bad enough trying to explain the difference between Corrective Actions, Preventive Actions, and never mind “Corrections”. Now we have added Risk Based Thinking. What is a Quality Person supposed to do? Actually, it may finally make sense. This presentation will explain the four pillars of a Quality Management System, and synthesize these into a harmonious, interlocking, and synergetic system for Continuous Improvement. You will leave with the defining approach and a template to get the most $$ benefit out of your QMS.
WALl U. ALAM, CFPIM (past), CQE, CQA, Regd. Lead Auditor
Wali Alam has a BS and a MS in Engineering, and has been working continuously for more than four decades. He has run Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, and Quality Systems. For the last 22 years, Wali has been running the Quality Institute of America (QIA). QIA is headquartered in Houston and has a presence in three other locations on two continents. QIA offers consulting, Training, Auditing, and Management System Software, and has helped more than 500 clients.
Wali takes a lot of interest in the ISO 9000 family of standards, and other related ones. He has been conducting certification audits, training, and consulting on different industry standards as well as the base ISO 9001. He was one of the first registered auditors in the USA for Lloyds.
Wali has been very active in professional societies, starting with AIIE, and the APICS where he had leadership roles from 1983 till 1989. He has had leadership roles in ASQ since 1992, and has been section Chair of Houston, as well as the Conference Chair. He was the Conference Chair of the Quality Management Division
Pre-Dinner Speaker: Keith Pache (Main Room I/J/K)
Presentation: Navigating ASQ's Website
This will be an interactive exploration of ASQ’s website, so bring your questions and suggestions - we’ll learn as a group!!
Keith Pache - Tutorial Speaker
Keith is an automotive engineer recently retired from Saturn Corporation and Gulf States Toyota. He has been active in Section 1405 serving as Arrangements Committee Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Chair. Currently Keith is the Deputy Regional Director for region 14A. He is an Eagle Scout and Private Pilot.
5:00 - 7:00pm Registration
5:30 - 6:30pm Pre-dinner Tutorial Presentation(s)
6:30 - 7:00pm Dinner
7:00 - 7:15pm Announcements
7:15 - 8:30pm Post-Dinner Main Presentation
Dinner Menu by Luby's Catering:
Entree 1: Italian Spaghetti with meat sauce
Entree 2: Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken
Entree 3: Butternut squash ravioli
Sides: Mashed Potatoes with Gravy & Seasoned Green Beans
Coffee, Water, Sweet Tea, and Unsweet Tea
As always, our monthly Professional Development Dinner meetings are open to the public and are only $5.00. There is no requirement to be an ASQ member to attend, or to purchase a meal. Online pre-registration closes on Mondays at 11:45pm before the event. If you choose to purchase a meal at the event, the price will be $25 (only $5 more).