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Turbocharging Improvement Approaches by Injecting Creativity and
Speaker: Dr. Min Basadur
Professor of Innovation in the Michael G. DeGroote School of Business at
Min Basadur is Professor of Innovation in the Michael G. DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University and
Founder of Basadur Applied
Creativity. Dr. Basadur is a recognized world leader in the
field of applied creativity with years of experience in building
creative thinking, innovation and problem solving capabilities
across organizations. He has helped numerous industry leaders,
including Procter &
Gamble, Frito-Lay, PepsiCo, Goodrich and
Pfizer, to involve employees at every level in using their
creativity to generate hundreds of millions of dollars in new
revenues and cost savings.
in organizational psychology and engineering physics, Dr. Basadur
began refining his insights about creative thinking and problem
solving while working with teams developing new products at Procter
& Gamble. He created the award-winning Simplex
System with its unique set of interconnected tools. Today, Dr.
Basadur and his associates work with clients engaged in a range of
industries, including software, microelectronics,
telecommunications, finance, health, food and beverage, publishing,
energy, retail, manufacturing, e-commerce and many others. He is an
active member of numerous professional organizations, including the
Academy of Management, the Professional Engineers of Ontario and the
American Psychological Association.
of the books, The Power
of Innovation and Simplex:
A Flight to Creativity, and an engaging, highly sought-after
speaker, Dr. Basadur regularly shares his insights in creative
thinking at conferences worldwide.
Thursday, March 10, 2005
Highway 5, 3 km west
of Hwy. 6 in Dundas
Charge for the buffet dinner is $25.00.
There is no charge for the
presentation. Non-member guests are welcome.
6:00 pm - Cash Bar, Networking and Registration
7:00 pm - Buffet Dinner
8:00 pm - Welcoming &
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ASQ Certification Achievers
The following members who were successful in the December 2004 ASQ
Certified Quality Auditor:
Krishna Das P.N. Tantry
Certified Quality Engineer:
Bradley J. Williams, CQA
Brian K. Moore
Arvind R. Kulkarni
David Riese Perry
Anne Christine Sheresky
Tim P. Dietrich
Certified Software Quality Engineer:
Jane A. Devries
Certified Quality Manager (at May 2004 Exam):
If you have passed an ASQ certified Exam that you wrote in a location
other than Hamilton, please email the Section Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
with the information.
- Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Cambridge
Thursday, April 14, 2005 – 12:30 pm
early for our March 10 meeting if you want to sign up for one of the 48
spots available for this outstanding tour, which is likely to be in great
demand. The tour will include a 10-minute presentation, a tour on a
motorized tram through the Stamping, Powertrain, Welding and Assembly
shops – visitors will be provided with audio headsets – followed by a
question and answer session, and an invitation to browse around the
Visitors’ Centre display room. Total
duration of the visit will be about one hour and 15 minutes
section will be charging a $20 non-refundable fee for this tour.
TO REGISTER FOR THIS TOUR:
Sign up with your
non-refundable $20 fee (cash or cheque only) at the March 10 meeting at
the Plainsman Restaurant. Priority will be given to attending ASQ Hamilton
Section members. Absentee sign-ups permitted on a waiting list if
accompanied by the fee. Non-Hamilton Section members and non-ASQ members
may also sign up on the waiting list. The sign-up sheet will include
The following mandatory regulations will apply to all tour participants:
outer clothing made of 100% natural fibres – no synthetic fibres.
wear long pants or slacks.
wear safety glasses – provided by Toyota – at all times during the
skirts, shorts, tear-away pants, windsuits,
purses, bags, knapsacks,
cell phones, pagers or communication devices.
*These can be stored under lock & key in the Visitor Centre
to the Toyota Cambridge Plant
Fountain Street North, Cambridge
Hwy. 401 exit at Hwy. 8 Kitchener. Take first exit – Sportsworld Drive.
Turn left onto Sportsworld Drive East, which turns into Maple Grove Road.
Turn right onto Fountain Street. Toyota plant is on the left. Enter by
Gate #2 and park in Visitor Parking. Proceed to Gate #2, identify yourself
and Security will clear you if you are on the list, and direct you to the
Visitors’ Centre. NOTE: Please plan to arrive between 12:15 and 12:25