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Nov 17, 2017

New Final 2017 Newsletter - Carl Weidhaas:
Outgoing chair provides some final thoughts and comments.

Oct 12, 2017

Tour of Canadian Welding Bureau HQ - Headquartered in Milton, Ontario, Canada, with staff and offices across the country, the CWB Group is accredited by, and operates under the authority of, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) as a Certification Body for the administration of Canadian Standards Association (CSA) welding related standards.
Transition to ISO 9001:2015 Training provided by The Registrar Company - Wed, October 25, 2017
New ASQ Quality Showcase in November - Wednesday, November 8, 2017 (click on topic for pdf of the presentation.)

Sep. 13, 2017

How to implement a risk based approach into your ISO 9001:2015 Management System - Speaker: Glen Clarke, Senior Account Manager, BSI
The concept of risk has always been implicit in ISO 9001 – this 9001:2015 revision makes it more explicit and builds it into the whole management system.
Bio - Glen Clarke is a Senior Account Manager at BSI and has been with the company since 2009. In this role, he works with companies across a wide range of industries on adopting management systems to drive business performance, manage risk, and become more sustainable. Through working with hundreds of clients across Ontario, Glen has been able to interact with organizations of all sizes, cultures and levels of maturity. This has allowed him to obtain a broad understanding of how companies manage risk.
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April 11, 2017

Continuous Improvement with Human Touch - Speaker: Sahadeo Lallbachan, Director, Corporate Quality & Continuous Improvement, Inscape Solutions
This presentation discusses some methods that will allow us to incorporate more of the human touch and people engagement to see waste, variation and make incremental changes.
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Mar 02, 2017

Quality by Experimental Design - Speaker: Andrew Milivojevich, P.Eng., M.Sc., ASQ Fellow
This presentation is on the importance of Quality by Experimental Design.

Jan 17, 2017

The Future of Innovation - The 4th Industrial Revolution - Speaker: Peter Merrill, President - Quest Management Inc., Chair - ASQ Innovation Think Tank
We fear robots will take over the world, virtual reality will replace normal relationships and new technologies will destroy our jobs. Nevertheless, the Fourth Industrial Revolution will make data the currency and this will be increasingly accessible to all. However, we have to avoid isolating ourselves into our own personal virtual space. The future of innovation has numerous challenges, many of which are human and not technical..
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Nov 07, 2016

McMaster BTech Student Project Presentations on Design of Experiments
McMaster BTech Students presented Design of Experiments on:

  • Go Kart Distance Times - Nick Leahey, Kyle Breukelman, Jeremy Bullen
  • Rust Analysis- Jake Friday, Philip Maldonado, Steven Pray
  • Trebuchet - Kern Lee, Sanjit Mann, Carlo Perrotta
  • Paper Airplane- Samaher Ramzan, Amjad Skeik, Han Zhao
Photos can be viewed on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/684549624889699/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1364837700194218

Oct 13, 2016

Operational Metrics You Should Consider - Speaker: Michael Stanleigh, CMC, CSP, CSM;, CEO - Business Improvement Architects
Management requires performance metrics in several nontraditional disciplines. These include Leadership, Innovation, and Project Management.
These disciplines are much more difficult to measure than work processes. The strength of establishing metrics is that it gains the recognition of management that as quality professionals, we can help them identify and measure strategic organizational mandates.
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Sep 14, 2016

How to Achieve Nadcap Accreditation (Aerospace & Defence Contractors) - Speaker: BV Alexander, Quality consultant and ISO 9001 Lead Auditor.
This session highlights the process of getting NADCAP accreditation.
(click on topic for link to NADCAP resource library. Please note that PRI updates the material periodically.)

May 12, 2016

L-3 Wescam Factory Tour and Presentation of Excellence/Lean

Apr 14, 2016

Combining Lean with ISO 9001:2015 - Speaker: Tim Renaud, Founder, ISO Support Group Inc.
This presentation provides an insight how these two strategies can be integrated effectively.
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Mar 16, 2016

Key Ingredients for Organizational Excellence - Speaker: Desmond Mahadeo, Bsc. Eng, CQE, LSSBB
This presentation cover a definition of Organizational Excellence, its key ingredients, established models for OE and examples of companies who have attempted its implementation.
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Feb 23, 2016

How Reliable is Your NDT System? - Speaker: Kris Krishnamoorthy, PEng, MSc, CQE, CQA, CMQ-OE and CSSBB, Quality Assurance Manager, Applus RTD Canada - This Presentation explores some of the key elements of reliable NDT systems and emphasizes the need for special controls and resources to be defined within the Integrated Quality Management System.
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2015

2015 Program

Nov 09, 2015

McMaster BTech Student Project Presentations on Design of Experiments
McMaster BTech Students will present on Design of Experiments .
Photos can be viewed on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.715146068496721.1073741834.684549624889699&type=1&l=f2552202d8

Oct 21, 2015

Building Your Personal Innovation Capability - Speaker: Dr. Michael Mladjenovic PEng, Partner, TheSenseiGroup
This session highlights key characteristics of individual innovative capability and present some of the ways it can be further improved.
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Sep 17, 2015

Supplier Risk Management - Speaker: Dr. Chaitanya Baliga, Senior Manager Quality/Regulatory at Christie Medical Holding
This presentation provides an understanding in assessing such supplier risks based on criticality, performance, technology and compliance. .
(click on topic for pdf of the presentation)

Jun 09, 2015

Quality in University Education - Speaker: Michael J. Armstrong, Assoc. Prof. in the Goodman School of Business at Brock University
This presentation describes a selection of ways in which “quality” and “university education” intersect.
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Apr. 22, 2015/

May 09, 2015

Lean Process Improvement and Lean and Profit - Speaker: D. Paul Scarbrough, Chair, Associate Professor of Accounting, (Brock University) (click on topic for pdf of presentation or for Powerpoint file contact executives)

Tour of 3D Printing Lab (AMRC) at Mohawk College 135 Fennell Ave W, Hamilton Tour conducted by Robert Gerritsen, Professor, Mechanical Engineering and the Centre’s Director, ( Mohawk College) (click on topic for pdf of related info)

Mar. 19, 2015

ISO 9001:2015 - Speaker: Emily Delisle, V.P. of Accreditation at The Registrar Company, Inc. (TRC) (click on topic for pdf of presentation)

Feb. 04, 2015

*cancelled due to weather Quality in University Education - Speaker: Michael J. Armstrong, Assoc. Prof. in the Goodman School of Business at Brock University

Nov. 19, 2014

Technical Report Presentation how ASQ professionals use their tools, ideas and expertise to positively impact global enterprises. B.Tech. students, Johnny and Pavel, presented their top technical quality reports. (click on topic for pdf of presentation)

Oct. 22, 2014 If the Quality Goes In, Do You Need NDT? Speaker: Larry Cote,
President / CEO, Canadian Institute for NDE

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Sep. 18, 2014 Work UNScripted: Think Faster. Lead Smarter. Act Now. Speaker: Jennifer Spear,
President & Creative Strategist, Clean Slate Strategies
May 26, 2014 Passport to Innovation: Inoculation Against Obstacles to Success, Speaker: Marci Segal, MS
Marci recommended a "new ideas" site http://www.springwise.com. Read more about Marci and her Passport to Innovation™ program, at http://www.creativityland.ca
Apr. 23, 2014 Effective Decision Making, Speaker: Randy Park
Randy helps you explore key aspects of how the strengths and pitfalls of the human brain influence the decisions that even logical thinkers make. Visit Randy's website, http://www.decisionadvancement.com, for additional info and help with decision making.
Mar. 26, 2014 Play the Game – Reduce Variation in a Virtual Process, Speaker: Dr. Stefan Steiner, Prof. in the Dept of Statistics and Actuarial Science and Dir. of the Business and Industrial Statistics Research Group at the UofW
(click on topic for pdf of presentation)
Feb. 11, 2014 Health Care Quality, Speaker: Dr. Madelyn Law, Assist. Prof., Department of Community Health Sciences, Brock University
(click on topic for pdf of presentation)
Nov. 07, 2013 Tour of CertainTeed Gypsum Plant - 2424 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga , organized by George Matthews
Sep. 17, 2013The Role of Six Sigma in Successful Lean Implementation, Anil Gupta – Lean Six Sigma Instructor, McMaster University
(click on topic for pdf of presentation)
May 15, 2013Unique Data Presentation Methods Used in Sensory Test Surveys,John Melnyk Consumer Research Manager, ACCE International
(click on topic for pdf of presentation)
Apr 25, 2013Social Responsibility, Laura Rourke, P. Eng, CRSP,Toxic Substance Reduction Planner
(click on topic for pdf of presentation)
Mar 20, 2013Six Sigma at Ford Motor Company: A Problem Solving Discipline, John Nasar, Sr Ford Product Design Engineer
Jan 31, 2013Brain Loading for Certification Success, Valerie Dixon, M.Ed., CTDP
Nov 08, 2012Tour of Canmet
Sep 27, 2012ISO 50001 - Energy Management, Andy Hofmann
May 05, 2012Food Safety Standards, Joanne Allen
April 03, 2012Toyota Plant Tour
Mar 08, 2012Problem Solving: Does it Ever Go out of Style?, Mike Piczak
Jan 19, 2012The Toyota Way
(click on topic for presentation)
Nov 24, 2011
Newsletter
Supply Chain Creativity: When Your Supply Chain Suffers
from Broken Links

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Oct 25, 2011 A Taste for Quality: An Introduction to Chocolate Tasting
Sep 28, 2011

An Engaged Workforce and the Role of (Leader) Standard 
Work Incorporating TWI
(Training Within Industry) 
Methodology Into Your Lean Transformation
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Jun 17, 2011 Tour of McMaster Nuclear Reactor
May 11, 2011 Applications of Quality at Hamilton Health Sciences
April 22, 2011 Reactor Tour Re-scheduled
Mar 22, 2011 Health and safety in the Work place
Jan 20, 2011 Effective Root Cause Analysis & Corrective Action
Nov 25, 2010 Consumer Research - Survey Design & Analysis
Sep 29, 2010 Balanced Scorecard & Customer Metrics
Aug, 2010 2010-2011 Program
Apr 20, 2010 Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC)
Mar23, 2010 Business Excellence=Audit Integration
Jan 28, 2010 Topic: ISO 13485 – Medical Devices
Dec 3, 2009 Candy covered Process Performance
Oct 27, 2009 Plant Tour – Cogent Power Inc
Sept 24, 2009 Innovation & Productivity
Aug, 2009 2009-2010 Program
May 21, 2009 Quality in green Energy
Apr 21, 2009 Participate in a SWOT Café - Hamilton Section Futures
Mar 12, 2009 Tour of Canadian Blood Services facility in Ancaster
Jan 27, 2009 Effective Table and Graph Design
Nov 19, 2008 CSA Initiatives
Oct 21, 2008 Tour of Hamilton Waterworks
Sept 25, 2008 ISO 14001
Aug, 2008 2008-2009 Program
Apr 22, 2008 Plant Tour - Namasco Blanking Centre
Mar 18, 2008 You Too Can Innovate
Jan 17, 2008 HACCP and Food Safety
Oct 18, 2007 What's New in CMM & Laser Scanning Technology
Sept 12, 2007 Hondaˇ¦s North American Supplier Support Activities
Aug, 2007 2007-2008 Program
May 23, 2007 Quality Cafe
Mar 22, 2007 Quality in the Canadian Nuclear Industry
Jan 25, 2007 The Quality Airplane - Failure Analysis Takes Flight
Nov 23, 2006 Continuous Improvement for Emergency Departments
Oct 12, 2006 Keep The Turtles For The Soup
A
n Alternative Approach To Turtle Diagrams?
Sept 13, 2006 Layered Process Audits
Aug, 2006 2006-2007 Program
May 31, 2006 Cost of Quality
Mar 8, 2006 Success Strategies for the Change Management Process
Jan 19, 2006 Customer Satisfaction in the Retail Clothing Industry
Nov 16, 2005 The ABC's of Becoming a Lean Person
Oct 20, 2005

Effective Communication of Performance Measures 
at Gerdau Ameristeel

Sep 15, 2005 Automotive Manufacturing - A Global Perspective 
May 15, 2005 Process  Mapping ?The Key to Productivity Gains!
Mar 10, 2005Turbocharging Improvement Approaches by Injecting 
Creativity and Innovation
Jan 20, 2005Executing Quality Strategies
within a Resource Constrained Environment
Nov 18, 2004Gaining Top Management Commitment         
Oct 28, 2004Employee Involvement in Implementing ISO 9000
Sep 15, 2004Combined Audits
May 11, 2004Open Forum
Apr 15, 2004CGL Tour
Mar 10, 2004Lean/Six Sigma - The Continual Improvement Process
Jan 22, 2004How Safe Is Your Health Care?
Nov 20, 2003Continual Improvement in the Public Sector 
Oct 22, 20035S or not 5S
Sep 16, 2003ISO/TS 16949: 2002 Standard
May 21, 2003Open Forum
Apr 24, 2003Dofasco Plant Tour
Mar 12, 2003ISO 9001:2000
Jan 16, 2003Design of Experiments
Nov 21, 2002Six Sigma
Oct 22, 2002Honda Supplier Development
May 23, 2002Open Forum
Apr 24, 2002Ford Plant Tour at Oakville
Mar 12, 2002Quality for Software
Jan 17, 2002Hamilton Spectator and ISO9002
Nov 14, 2001Financial Benefits of a Quality System 
Oct 11, 2001Opportunity in Crisis - Toyota
May 24, 2001Open Forum
Apr 25, 2001Tour of Wescam
Mar 08, 2001Ford ISO14000
Jan 16, 2001ISO9001/2000 Edition
Nov 15, 2000Mistake Proofing
Oct 12, 2000Lean Manufacturing
May 25, 2000Open Forum
May 2, 2000Canadian Measurement-Metrology Inc. 
March 8, 2000Strategic Approach to Quality for 21st century. 
Jan 18, 2000ISO 900 "Life Beyond Registration"
Nov. 18, 1999Bodycote Int.
Oct 13, 1999ATQPS

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