|May 2008, Volume 58, Issue 5|
|Our objective: To increase
awareness, interest, and involvement in Section activities and
|Next event||Welcome to our new members||Think You Can Pass An ASQ Certification Exam?|
|Ad / Publicité||Sustaining Members||Notes from the last ASQ world conference|
|The Editor's Corner||Awards||Executive Committee Meetings & Officers|
|A Word from your Section Chair||Where are they now?||Is Your Recertification Due?|
|2008-2009 Officers||Other ASQ event||Advertising Rates|
Managing the Global Supply Chain
Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Hilton Hotel, Dorval (PET) Airport
JOHN E. REID,
Leader, Supplier Quality Management for Bombardier Aerospace’s New Commercial Aircraft Program, The C-Series
Includes supper and Parking!
Areas that John E. Reid will review on Managing the Global Supply Chain include:
Bring your business cards and be ready to network!
JOHN E. REID – Leader, Supplier Quality Management for Bombardier Aerospace’s New Commercial Aircraft Program, The C-Series
John E. Reid has 30 years of experience in the Aerospace Industry. During those 30 years, he has held a number of positions in Manufacturing Quality, Quality Assurance, and Supplier Quality Management. He is currently the Supplier Quality Leader for Bombardier Aerospace’s New Commercial Aircraft Program, The C-Series.
By Chantale Simard, ASQ
CMQ/OE, Newsletter Editor
What a great season we had! Our events were well attended. W received very good feedback and a lot of people and members whom we had not seen for a while, or never saw before, attended are on a really good trend and it is promising for our next season.
Our April 2008 event was, this year again, combined a well attended Annual General Assembly and a presentation. Within short notice, Eric Stern and Raymond Dyer concocted a very interesting and interactive presentation about Networking.
We also had the pleasure to have among us at the event Brenda M. Fisk, our Regional Director. It was not the first time we had this privilege. Sometimes just attending the event and other times coming as a speaker! She seemed very touched by the award she received for her commitment and outstanding contributions to our ASQ section and our community and by the nice and well deserved words Jean-Pierre Amiel had for her. Our Section Chair, Mitchell Daudier, also received the award. She was very surprised and pleased as well. She gives so much of her time, energy and professionalism to our Section. You should see how she manages our monthly meeting, like a pro! I feel very lucky to know her and to have been in a few projects with her. She is a passionate and devoted woman.
This is the last issue of the Newsletter for 2007-08. Before the September edition, I hope to see you in attendance at our next event with John E. Reid from Bombardier and at the ASQ 0404 Golf tournament this summer!
By Mitchell Daudier, Section
executive team will be planning the series of events to be held for the
2008-2009 season at our next executive meeting. Now is therefore the
time to let us know about topics you would like to see on our next year
program. You can send me your comments and suggestions by email before
June 4th. Also, please do not miss our last event of the season which
will be held on May 21st. It will be about Managing the Global Supply
Chain with John E. Reid from Bombardier.
Montréal, Québec, April 16, 2008 — The American Society for Quality (ASQ) Montreal Section 0401 announced the following slate of officers for the 2008-09 term:
• Chair: Gordon Ayotte • Vice- Chair: Mitchell Daudier • Secretary: Bill Wilson • Treasurer: Stephen Jones
The results were announced by Inteaz Alli, ASQ CQA & CHA, Nominating Committee Chair, at ASQ Montreal Section’s Annual General Assembly, held April 16, in Montréal, Québec.
Driss Abdellahi, Ahmed Bawazeer, Bingmei Li, Ge Li, Fabrice Rapold, Elizabeth Ross-Weissbach,
Albert Sekoh, Fang Shen and Holly Sincere
Jean-Pierre Amiel, ASQ Senior, CQA and Awards Chair announced, at our 16 April 2008 Annual General Assembly, that our section was giving two awards this year «In recognition of their commitment and outstanding contributions to our ASQ section and our community.».
This year’s recipients were Brenda M. Fisk, ASQ CQIA, ASQ Canada Regional Director, ASQ Section Affairs Council Chair and Mitchell Daudier, ASQ Montreal Section Chair.
Both Brenda and Mitchell have consistently,
and for several years now, contributed
By Jean-Pierre Amiel, ASQ Senior and CQA
Quality Tipper – Mr.
Amiel, at last I get to ask you some questions for our Newsletter. I
had read things from you in the past, and yet these days, you make
yourself scarce. Where have you been? What have you been doing?
Montréal francophone 0404 de l'ASQ tiendra son 18ème tournoi de golf
cette année, soit le 4 juillet. C'est une
activité idéale pour s'amuser et
réseauter ! Have fun and network! Click here for more information and to
By Norman Dickinson, B.Sc., ASQ
CQE, CQA, Certification Chair
Think again. ASQ certification can be difficult to obtain. In general, almost 50% of all persons who write an exam leading to ASQ certification will fail that exam. The exams are challenging. They are meant to test not only your knowledge but your experience in the various fields of quality relevant to the certification being sought.
Here are some suggestions on how to test yourself prior to sitting for an expensive exam. Go to www.asq.org then go to “Training & Certification” then go to “Prepare for an Exam” then select the certification that you wish to write. There are several options two of which are; (1) to take an “Interactive Sample Exam” on-line, or (2) download a pdf version of the sample exam to take it at your own speed. Choose one of the options and take the sample test. Be honest with yourself when you score the results afterward. Experience shows us that a mark of at least 75% needs to be obtained, on the first pass in the sample test, to have a reasonable chance of succeeding in the examination. Make sure you are prepared
The Montreal Section, among other sources, offers refresher courses. Unless you are good at self study we strongly urge you to consider taking a course. For more information on these courses look elsewhere in this Newsletter, or follow the links on the section’s website www.asqmontreal.qc.ca, or email Dr. David Tozer Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
By Shlomit Shteyer, VIS Quality
Manager for Verint Systems Canada Inc.Education & Audit Chair
Following are the sessions in which I participated along with some notes I wrote during the session:
1. Improvement team by Gregory S. Babe (President and chief Executive officer, Bayer Material Science LLC) In this session, the focus was on a success story of improvement teams. This team was initiated by the CEO. It included people as a full time job and various people from different departments part time. The improvement teams included the following areas: Systems (tools, infrastructure), Process (sales, product, development), and Behavior. The goal was to make the order entry process untouchable. Success was a result of a dedicated team, management support, and good results.
2. Innovation by Michael Stanleigh (President, Business Improvement Architects) What is Innovation?
Some people sit together and bring some ideas and turn a vision into reality.
Innovation should be in the formal agenda of the regular leadership meeting.
Innovation is a long journey – do not focus on the short run.
Example: Google: 20% of the time invested in innovation.
We are so focused today in “how are we doing this month” that they cannot innovate.
How do we create the culture to Innovate?
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Executive Committee (Leadership Team) Meetings are held at
different locations, starting at 6 PM. The next regular meeting is
tentatively scheduled for :
2008-06-04Consult 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).
Please visit www.asqmontreal.qc.ca/Certification/Exmdates.html for exams dates.
Is Your Recertification Due?
By Norman Dickinson, CQE, CQA, Certification, Recertification, Internet Liaison & Section Examining
Look at your wallet card to
see when your present certification is due to expire.. If it says
December 31, 2008 you are in luck but barely. Get your journal, with
supporting objective evidence (you should know what that is), to me
before the end of June 2008. If it says that you are due in June 2008
then you have until the end of December 2008 to submit your journal,
but you can still submit it now if you are ready and have the points.
Please send us
comments about the ASQ Montreal Section 0401 E-Newsletter (topics,
layout, length, etc.). Do you want to contribute an
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a good idea ?
Contact us by e-mail.
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