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|February 2008, Volume 58, Issue 2|
|Our objective: To increase
awareness, interest, and involvement in Section activities and
|Next event||Welcome to our new members||Section Education Program 2007-2008|
|Ad / Publicité||Sustaining Members|
|The Editor's Corner||Proposed Slate of Officers||Executive Committee Meetings & Officers|
|A Word from your Section Chair||The Right Stuff (article)||ASQ Certification & Recertification|
|This season's planned events||Other ASQ event||Advertising Rates|
PFMEA – Process
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Hilton Hotel, Dorval (PET) Airport
François Pageau, P.Stat.,
Manager, Statistical Services and Chief Statistician of General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems – Canada
Includes light supper and Parking!
FMEA is used in
similar yet also in different ways by many different industries. Some
focus on quality, others on costs, yet others on safety both for
employees and customers. FMEAs are also used during different phases of
activity ranging from Design to Process management. There are several
approaches and standards but one of the better known comes from the
Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), a not-for-profit association
of companies involved in the automotive industry.
Bring your business cards and be ready to network!
For registrations or information please contact:
Mitchell Daudier at (450) 463-0990 or e-mail at email@example.com
or Ray Dyer at (514) 818-7410 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
François Pageau – Manager, Statistical Services and Chief Statistician at General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Canada.
With fifteen years experience in the manufacturing sector, François Pageau’s fields of activities include industrial applications of statistics such as design of experiments, sampling inspection, process control and reliability. In addition to his role of scientific collaborator on various research and development projects, François teaches applied statistics and six sigma methodology internal courses. He also provides advice to senior management on quality strategy and continuous improvement initiatives.
François received his M.S. in mathematics and B.S. in statistics from Université Laval. Before joining GD-OTS Canada, he worked on census data quality issues as a Methodologist at Statistics Canada, and as a Statistical Consultant at the Statistics Consulting Services of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of Université Laval. François led the Business and Industrial Statistics Section of the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) as President in 2005-2006, and now serves on the Accreditation Committee of the SSC. He is an SBTI trained Six Sigma Master Black Belt, a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), and holds all fourteen professional certifications of the Society.
By Chantale Simard, ASQ
CMQ/OE, Newsletter Editor
A discussion group for quality professionals in the Montreal region
Je voudrais prendre ces quelques lignes pour faire la promotion d’un forum de discussion montréalais sur la qualité, qui a été créé par Eric Stern, publicity co-chair de notre section.
Il a été question, lors de l’activité réseautage de septembre dernier, de trouver un ou des moyens supplémentaires de communiquer, d’échanger et de s’entraider localement entre les professionnels de la qualité. Rapidement, l’idée d’un forum de discussion électronique, pour les professionnels de la qualité dans la région de Montréal, a émergé. Eric n’étant pas des nôtres ce soir là, c’est par la suite que nous avons appris qu’il avait déjà créé un tel outil quelques années auparavant. Il s’agit du forum Quality_Montreal sur Yahoo groups.
I subscribed and I strongly suggest you do the same! It is so easy to use and accessible. Don’t hesitate to add your contribution to the Quality_Montreal forum by questioning, responding or communicating relevant information. I will keep you inform about it.
Click to join Quality_Montreal
By Mitchell Daudier, Section
you for such a great response to our Networking event in January.
It was a well attended evening with around 30 people. A very big thank
you to Reynald Régnus who shared with us, during that
evening, his findings while doing his survey on Six Sigma projects. Our
section took great pride in participating in that survey so it was a
double pleasure to have first hand results from Reynald.
Raymond E. Dyer, ASQ CMQ/OE
& CQA, Program Chair
Date, time, and location will be confirmed as we progress into the year. Most events are planned for Wednesday evenings and are held at the Dorval (PET) Airport Hilton Hotel. Watch the newsletter and our web site for further details.
Jason Cardinal, Elizabeth-Lynn Doiron, Jacques Laporte, Martin Leroux, Frederick S. Nagy, Cynthia M. Nazario
and Robert Paulin
By Inteaz Alli, Ph.D, ASQ CQA & CHA, Nominating Committee Chair
In accordance with Sections 5.4 and 6.1 of our Operating Agreement, the Montreal Section 401 Nominating Committee comprising of N. Dickinson, R. Dyer, B. Doiron, D. Tozer, and Inteaz Alli (Nominating Committee Chair), proposes the following Slate of Officers for the 2008/09 Montreal Section 401 Executive:
Chair: Gordon Ayotte
Vice- Chair: Mitchell Daudier
Secretary: Bill Wilson
Treasurer: Stephen JonesTo nominate a different slate of officers, volunteer for a role on the various committees of the Section, or obtain further information, please contact Inteaz Alli at email@example.com. Nominees for Officer positions can be made by petition of at least 10 members.
Certain other Executive positions and committee chairs must also be filled so please indicate your interest. Please note that, to apply for any Section Executive or Leadership position, you must be a member of the Section in good standing.
Submitted: February 5, 2008
Note from the Newsletter editor : This is the first of a three part article submitted by ASQ Montreal Section 0401 member Hélène Giroux who is an Associate Professor in Operations and Logistics Management at HEC Montréal.
By Hélène Giroux, Associate Professor, Operations and Logistics Management HEC Montréal, Senior member
It’s a funny thing
about quality professionals. Most of them didn’t set out to
build a career in quality – after all, very few colleges and
universities have diplomas in quality assurance or quality management.
Yet many of those who fell into quality also seem to fall in love with
it and spend years, often their whole career, in various quality
functions. What does it take to be a quality professional? What kind of
aptitudes and personal dispositions make for a successful and
satisfying career in quality?
La section 404
Montréal francophone de l'ASQ organise la
conférence "Le futur de la
qualité" avec Jean-Claude Savard le 28
février à 18h au restaurant El Toro, 1647 Fleury
à Montréal. Pour inscription, contacter
le 514 351-0404.
Cliquez ici pour consulter le dernier qualipresse donnant plus d'information sur cette activité.
By David Tozer, Ph.D., ASQ CQE
and SSBB, Education & Audit Chair
Having ASQ certification gives you an edge in the market and can significantly increase your income.
ASQ Certification often leads to higher paying employment. The money invested in education and certification increases chances of finding employment quickly in the down sizing environment we live in. People who take the section sponsored refresher courses, and spend at least twice as much time as spent in the classroom on self study, have an 80%, or better, chance of passing the examination on the first attempt.
Certified Quality Engineer Topics include: quality concepts, cost of quality, human resources, team formation and group dynamics, inspection, metrology, sampling, reliability, quality standards, quality audit, statistics, design of experiments, process improvement, liability, and modern management methods for improving quality.
Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Topics include: quality concepts, cost of quality, enterprise wide deployment, business process management, project management, team formation and group dynamics, define, measure, analyze, improve, control, lean enterprise, statistics, design of experiments, and design for six sigma.
Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Topics include: quality concepts, cost of quality, enterprise wide deployment, business process management, project management, team formation and group dynamics, define, measure, analyze, improve, control, and statistics.
Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence Topics include: quality concepts, quality planning, customer focus, quality standards, project management, cost of quality, team formation and group dynamics, human resources and improvement.
Certified Quality Auditor Topics include: quality concepts, team formation and group dynamics, management responsibility, audit objectives, audit preparation, audit conduct, audit reporting, sampling, and basic statistics.
Certified Quality Inspector Topics include: quality concepts, team formation and group dynamics, geometry, metrology, reading drawings, mechanical processes, statistical process control, inspection, and sampling.
Calendar and Registration Form
Questions? In house courses, etc.: David Tozer: (514) 694-2830, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Committee (Leadership Team) Meetings are held at
different locations, starting at 6 PM. The next regular meetings are
tentatively scheduled for :
2008-03-05, 2008-04-02, 2008-05-07 and 2008-06-04.Consult the List of Your Executive for 2007-2008 here
Note that all dates planned are subject to change. Please call ahead to attend by contacting the Section Chair or the Section Secretary.
Note: Available on request for section members only are minutes of section executive meetings (contact the Secretary) and section operating budget information (contact the Treasurer).
Exam dates may be revised by ASQ at any time.
For the latest dates, please contact ASQ at
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