ASQ Youngstown-Warren Section 0805 and ISO/TS Networking group meeting Monday, April 8, 2013 Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at Kent Trumbull Campus, 4314 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren, Ohio 44483, in the Workforce Development building, Room 211W. Sign-in and Pre-Technical sessions start at 5:30 PM and main speakers start at 6:15 PM. Both members and non-members are welcome to attend either or both sessions free of charge. Please invite your associates. For those who make reservations, food and refreshments will be served at 6:00 PM at the cost of $6.00 per person. Please RSVP by noon, Friday, April 5, 2013 to: Lisa Goetsch (330) 675-8809 [email protected] 5:30 – 6:00 PM: Pre-Technical: Statistical Process Control (SPC) Learn the benefits of implementing SPC within an organization. We will discuss the seven major SPC tools to identify improvement opportunities, reduce variability and eliminate waste: (1) Histograms, (2) Check Sheets, (3) Pareto Charts, (4) Cause and Effect Diagrams, (5) Defect Concentration Diagrams, (6) Scatter Diagrams and (7) Control Charts. BIO: Michael Valiski, Northern States Metals Mike is a Quality Engineer at Northern States Metals. He received his B.E. in Industrial & Systems Engineering at YSU in 2003, his SSGB through IIE in 2010 and ASQ-CQE in 2010. He is working on his graduate degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering at YSU and teaches Engineering Statistics and Statistical Quality Control parttime at YSU. 6:00 – 6:15 PM - Hors d’oeuvres (Pizza Hut pizza and refreshments) 6:15 – 7:15 PM: Main presentation: Blended Six Sigma Lean Six Sigma is the well-proven methodology for accomplishing breakthrough improvement in process efficiency and quality. Successful application of Lean Six Sigma requires learning all levels of the organization. Kent State Trumbull offers a learning approach that blends classroom and online instruction in a series of classes that are tailored for top management, front line work associates, managers and team leaders, and technical specialists. This presentation will provide: An overview of Lean Six Sigma Examples of its successful application in manufacturing, service, and healthcare Description of the Lean Six Sigma blended learning classes offered by Kent State Trumbull BIO : Tom Fazekas Tom is a trainer and consultant dedicated to helping organizations improve their performance through development of their people. He has been privileged to work with organizations that are already leaders in their fields but are committed to continually improve. Tom helps top management establish and deploy their strategic objectives, and he teaches people at all levels of the organization the tools they need to develop and execute tactical plans to achieve the objectives they have been given. His approach emphasizes the clear definition of the processes by which the organization satisfies the needs of the customers and of the business. His insightful questions and deep listening help the organization discover opportunities to measure and improve those processes. His approach emphasizes collaboration and creativity to develop the outstanding leadership and highly responsive teams needed for continuous improvement and sustainable results. As a trainer, Tom emphasizes the practical application of continual improvement tools and techniques. Training participants develop work/life skills for critical assessment, for recognizing root causes of problems, and for streamlining processes to enhanced customer satisfaction. Experience Tom received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. He is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and holds certifications with Kepner-Tregoe Problem Solving and Decision Making, 8D Team Oriented Problem Solving, and ISO 9001:2000 Internal Auditing. Tom’s prior professional experience includes roles in engineering, quality, and operations management. Since 1986, his consulting practice has focused on developing skills for organizational excellence. Clients include United Airlines, University Hospitals, Cox Communications, Ohio Saving Bank, St. Ives- USA, Mallinckrodt Chemical, Pierre’s Ice Cream, Parma General Hospital, Northern States Metals and the Cleveland Indians.