April 2010, Volume 60, Issue 4
objective: To increase awareness,
interest, and involvement in Section activities and
Section Annual General Assembly + AS 9101
12 505 Cote de Liesse, Dorval, Quebec H9P 1B7
Roger Ritterbeck, Aerospace Product Manager
Part I: Annual General Assembly - The agenda will include: Call to order; Adoption of agenda; Review & approval of previous General Assembly minutes; Section Treasurer’s report; Section Chair’s report (including highlights from other Chairs); Election of new officers; Section Awards & Recognition; Closing.
Part II: AS 9101 - A presentation on the standard AS 9101 in aerospace will be give n to learn the changes and the new requirements about the 9100-series standards and to apply them in everyday’s life to conduct audits.
This presentation is a hot topic and the timing is perfect. It will cover the new AS9101 Assessment Tool, used for all 9100-series standards. The document has just been approved by the IAQG and will be published around the first of April. The changes to this document are earth shattering and will change the way aerospace audits are conducted. Suppliers must know what is in the document as it will impact the audit greatly. It is no longer a checklist, but a requirements document. It includes an audit criteria that is not in the standard.
Includes supper and Parking!
Bring your business cards and be ready to network!
For registration or more information please contact:
Mitchell Daudier at (450) 463-0990 or e-mail at email@example.com
Roger Ritterbeck, has over 25 years of experience in Aerospace Quality, with more than 12 years at QMI-SAI Global. He is a QMI-SAI Global representative to the AAQG & RMC.
He is also certified AS 9100 AIEA & ASQ CQM and has conducted over 800 audits. In addition, Roger is a member of the IAQG MRO Strategy Team & Technical Committee for the International Conference on ISO 9000.
Sections 404 and 401 Golf Tournement
Base de Roc, Joliette Commandites disponibles / Sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact:
Chantale Simard : 514-941-5695 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Editor's Corner
ASQ Senior Member, CMQ/OE, Newsletter Editor and Vice-Chair
The unemployment rate has increased recently, but it would be a temporary situation since a labour shortage is expected in a few years. This shortage would be partly filled by older workers who would stay at work longer.
Last week, during the 2010-2011 budget deposit, Minister Bachand announced the creation of the Commission Nationale Sur La Participation Au Marché Du Travail whose mandate is to propose solutions to the decline in the working-age population. While they will try to find ways to keep active older workers or to bring back retired workers to the work force, companies everywhere are also taking the employee succession issue seriously. They have to pass the expert knowledge and techniques to younger generations and find ways to save working hours.
Companies must find solutions so the work continues and need less resources after the highly skilled employees retire. One way to do it is by implementing a Continuous improvement culture. Continuous improvement consists of an ongoing effort to improve products, services or processes seeking “incremental” improvement over time or “breakthrough” improvement all at once. Tools and methods often used are plan-do-check-act (PDCA) cycle, Six Sigma, Lean, and Total Quality Management.
At our event in March Brenda Fisk Brenda Fisk (ASQ Deputy Regional Director 2008/2009) animated the group with thought provoking questions as to the role of ASQ and what could be done for our members, which resulted in lively discussion as to the direction and services the section could contemplate for the future.
For those considering a career as a Quality Professional not only do I encourage you to join as a member but you should also consider taking courses and/or obtaining certification from ASQ in order to get recognition for your expertise and qualifications.
We are always interested in your comments and feedback how your ASQ section can serve you better so please do not hesitate to contact us.
Please come and join us for great evening of learning and networking.
Had you come
Eric Stern, CQA, senior member, publicity co-chair, developmental coach and consultant at Expertech CMSC,
For networking with local quality professionals explore these groups:
will be confirmed as we progress through the year. Most events
planned for the third Wednesday evening of the month and are held at
Montreal Aeroport Hotel.
Watch the Newsletter
and our web site for
details. Of course you can always contact me.
Our backup subjects are: Healthcare system, New technologies in Quality, Motivation and Other aspects of Cost of quality.
Beaudoin, Michael Bournazian, Rangaswamy Doraiswamy, Patrick
L'ASQ section Montréal francophone 404 présente le jeudi le 23 avril à 18h00 : L’analyse du risque avec Denis Dagenais ing. au Restaurant St-Hubert BBQ du 10520 Lajeunesse à Montréal (dans une salle privée au coût de 40$, repas inclus). Cliquez ici pour plus d'information et pour vous inscrire : http://www.asq0404.org
ASQ Ottawa Section 407 is presenting 2 informative sessions on Tuesday April 20th:
Meet Your New Regional Director for ASQ Canada presented by Gary Gehring, Regional Director.
Meet the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) presented by John Walter, Executive Director.
Proposed Slate of Officers for 2010/11 Montreal Section 401 Executive
By Inteaz Alli, Ph.D. FASQ, 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 M. Daudier, N. Dickinson, R. Dyer, D. Tozer, and I. Alli (Nominating Committee Chair), proposes the following Slate of Officers for the 2010/11 Montreal Section 401 Executive:
Chair: Chantale Simard
To 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.
ASQ NewsDeadline Approaches to Register for June Certification Exams
The deadline to register for the June certification exams is April 16, with an extended deadline ($50 more) of April 21. The June exams will include: Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Quality Auditor, Certified Pharmaceutical GMP Professional, Certified Software Quality Engineer, Certified Quality Improvement Associate, Certified Calibration Technician, Certified Quality Process Analyst, and Certified Six Sigma Green Belt. Click here for more information or to register.
ASQ News: Survey Shows What Not to Cut During Recession
In a new ASQ and Metrus Group national survey, respondents were asked to rate the seriousness that various recession-survival tactics had on employees. What was the no. 1 item that respondents said would cause the most damage to organizations looking to fight the recession? Find out by reading the news release.
Ph.D., ASQ CQE and SSBB, Education & Audit Chair
ASQ certification gives you an edge in
and can significantly increase your income.
Questions? In house courses, etc.: David Tozer: (514) 694-2830, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Section Executive Committee (Leadership Team) Meetings are held at different locations, starting at 6 PM. The next regular meeting is tentatively scheduled for :
2010-05-05 and 2010-06-02
Consult the List of Your Executive for
visit www.asqmontreal.qc.ca/Certification/Exmdates.html for exams dates.
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