Inland Empire Section 0711 Web Site Getting a Facelift!
My name is Phil Laure and I am serving the Inland Empire Section 0711 of ASQ as Chair for the remainder of 2015. Sheila Wiley-Pugh had to step down and she asked if I would finish her term this year. We want to wish Sheila all the best and a speedy recovery! We miss that smiling face and bubbly personality at our monthly meetings!
You may have noticed that our website - has been down for the past month. Someone hijacked our site and cannot access it. We have been discussing moving our site and this just pushed us to get it going! Beginning in July 2015, we will have moved our site to the site you see here. We will have more flexibility on communicating with you the members of the Section as well as now being able to easily publish a newsletter. Included with be the ability to have members R.S.V.P for meetings and special events throughout the year. We on the Executive Team are excited about the possibilities.
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for your support of the Inland Empire Section. Our monthly meetings are being held at Wilden Pump & Engineering at 22069 Van Buren Street, Grand Terrace, CA 92313. We want to thank Wilden for providing an outstanding meeting space each month. We are using their corporate training facility which has plenty of seating, top-notch presentation equipment to support our presenters and we even bring in some sandwiches to munch on!
As a reminder, we meet the third Wednesday of the month, January through November from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Every month, we have outstanding speakers who provide an overview of a timely Quality topic.
In June, we heard from Chet Franklin on a different way of thinking about the Cost of Quality. An interesting presentation and discussion on the topic. Several attendees asked if Chet could come back and expand on his underlying thoughts.
I want to personally invite each of you to attend one of our meetings, network with other members and connect with Quality Professionals in the Inland Empire. I look forward to seeing you at our next meeting on July 17, 2015 at 6:30 PM.
Our July presenter will be William Bellows, Aerojet Rocketdyne. His presentation is titled “Critical Thinking - Learning to Discern Quantity & Quality”
While counting, from number of employees to number of products shipped last quarter, is quantity-based, the differences between the entities being counted is quality-based, with a focus on use. For an aircraft manufacturer, if the parts of an airplane remained in boxes and were never assembled, then the variation in each part, as in the variation in employees and products shipped, would be very hard to discern. Variation appears in how well the parts are eventually integrated into a system and, how well the system performs, day after day. Once again, quality is about use. But questions about the distance to the nearest airport are quantity-based, as the answer, whether in kilometers or miles, 10 or 100, ignores the differences between each unit of distance. In short, quantity is about counting. Students are students, doctors are doctors, customers are customers, and suppliers are suppliers. W. Edwards Deming explained quality with an appreciation of variation and, ultimately, use.
In August, our own Vern Goodwalt will be talking on the ISO9001:2015 standard update and how it will tie the entire organization together. If your company is registered to the standard or is thinking about becoming registered, this presentation is a must see.
September’s Seminar is Michael Scofield who will be talking on “Dangerous Assumptions About Data.” Michael will be covering what questions you need to ask before you do any analysis and draw any conclusions from a data set provided to you.
As you can see, we are working hard to present topics of current interest that are presented by dynamic and experienced leaders who understand how Quality gets done!
If you have a presentation / program you would like to present to our membership, please contact our Programs Chair, Vern Goodwalt at firstname.lastname@example.org.