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|October 2008, Volume 58, Issue 7|
|Our objective: To increase
awareness, interest, and involvement in Section activities and
|Next event||This season's planned events||Section Education Program 2008-2009|
|Ad / Publicité||Welcome to our new members||Executive Committee Meetings & Officers|
|The Editor's Corner||Sustaining Members||Certification / Recertification|
|A Word from your Section Chair||ASQ News||Advertising Rates|
Night of the registrars
QMI, TUV, BSI, SGS
There exist other important standards!
Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Hilton Hotel, Dorval (PET) Airport
From QMI, George Azedo:
Supply Chain Management
From TUV , Dirk Schroeter:
Pressure Equipment Directive (PED 97/23/EC)
From BSI, Diane Pryde:
From SGS, Louis Stock:
Global Food Safety
Includes supper and Parking!
We all know
some standards like the popular ones i.e. ISO 9001, AS 9000, HACCP,
ISO16949, etc. Other less popular ones exist and are very important to
some sectors of the manufacturing industry. This is the topic chosen
for the next event.
For a PDF version of this event please click here. It is handy for putting up on your bulletin board.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Azedo is the
Operations Manager - Eastern Canada for QMI – SAI Global
and has been
a certified QMS Lead Auditor since 1991, including automotive
certification to TS16949.
In his career he has worked in a calibration laboratory, performed
product and quality assurance verifications and tests at company
facilities and laboratories to various standards, worked as a quality
manager at an electronics and software company and as an auditor and
manager for a registrar.
Dirk Schroeter is currently Product Manager of TÜV SÜD America Inc., where he is responsible for the West Region of the Industry Service Division. Services of the Industry Service Division include Notified Body Services for the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED), Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive and Simple Pressure Vessel Directive. Regarding the PED Mr. Schroeter is Tester/Inspector, Certifier and Lead Auditor for all pressure equipment covered by the PED and for all conformity assessment procedures, which can be applied.
Diane Pryde is the President of BSI Management Systems Canada Inc, a full service registrar operating nationally across Canada. Prior to joining BSI, Mrs. Pryde was a Managing Partner of the Sonic Group, a management consulting firm specializing in ISO 9001 and 14001 management systems. Mrs. Pryde has also held executive positions with two other global registrars and has been active in the Management Systems industry since its introduction and uptake in Canada in the early nineties.
Louis Stock from SGS (sorry, no resume available).
By Chantale Simard, ASQ
CMQ/OE, Newsletter Editor
In the United States, October is the National Quality Month. In Quebec also quality is honoured this month. Indeed, on October 24, we will know the laureates of les Grands Prix québécois de la qualité managed jointly by the Ministère du Développement économique, de l’innovation et de l’Exportation and by the Mouvement québécois de la qualité. These awards underline and recognize the efforts made by the private companies and the public organizations in their search for excellence.
This great deployment event in Quebec is certainly very useful for the common objective which all Quality related communities and organisations have: To increase awareness, interest, and involvement in Quality. Your ASQ Montreal Section also promises you a very interesting event in October: The Night of the Registrars. This evening will certainly be a great time for you to learn and network.
A lot is going on in politics this month. I would like to ask you an open question. How do you think our governments are doing regarding quality in their organisations and in promoting quality in industry?
By Gordon Ayotte, Section
first event of the season covered How to Speak in Public by Stephen
Jones which was a great learning event. Participants learned techniques
for answering difficult questions, for audience management and to make
sure they get there message across.
By Mitchell Daudier, 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.
Guy Dumaine, Abhinav Kaushik, Sylvie Martella, Walter Muller, Lola Olczak, Jordi Quintin,
Anne-Sophie Tetreault and Hong Ping Zhao
Subject Matter Experts
Needed for Product Development:
ASQ is seeking experts to write practice questions for the Certified
Calibration Technician (CCT) Body of Knowledge. These questions will be
used to develop an online product to give ASQ members and customers the
opportunity to take practice tests similar to the certification exam.
Subject matter experts must be certified and have not written for an
actual ASQ exam within the past two years to maintain the integrity of
our certification exams. If you are interested in participating, please
Miller for details.
By David Tozer, Ph.D., ASQ CQE
and SSBB, Education 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 downsizing 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.
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:email@example.com
Executive Committee (Leadership Team) Meetings are held at
different locations, starting at 6 PM. The next regular meetings are
tentatively scheduled for :
2008-11-05, 2009-02-04, 2009-03-04, 2009-04-01, 2009-05-06 and 2009-06-03Consult the List of Your Executive for 2008-2009 here
Note that all dates indicated 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).
You still have
time to sign up for the December 6, 2008, exams. October 10, 2008, is
the last date to apply for the CQA, CQE, CQIA, CSQE, CQPA, CSSGB, or
CCT exams to avoid the late application fee deadline. Apply now!
Please visit www.asqmontreal.qc.ca/Certification/Exmdates.html for exam dates.
For members interested in preparing their journals for recertification, please contact Norman Dickinson, Recertification Chair, at telephone: (514) 334-6102 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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