January 2016 (Volume 66 - Issue 1)
|10 - The Interview Corner||16 - Unemployed Member Dues|
|17 - Feedback/Advertising Rates|
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
2001 Robert Bourassa Blvd., Suite 307
(MAP) - Entrance is on Maisoneuve Blvd.
Ms. Chantale Simard
ASQ Senior Member, CMQ/OE
ASQ Montreal Section 401 Secretary
Please join us on Wednesday, January 27th for an ASQ Section 401 Networking Event!
The first part of the evening will be a great opportunity to network and learn about:
•Montreal Section 401 Education Program
•Montreal Sections social medias activities
Second part of the evening will run as follow:
1. Welcoming word from your Section Chair, Mr. François Pageau
2. Ice Breaker
3. Had you come to the last events… If you came, share your experience!
4. What to expect in 2016
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IMPORTANT: Registration is mandatory
and should be done before January 23, 2016.
To register for any event or for more information on events please contact:
Dr. David Tozer
By Michael Bournazian, Eng., Newsletter Editor, CSSGB
Hello and welcome to 2016. Another Quality year ahead of us, I hope!
One of the many things I like about Facebook is that quite a few of my friends enjoy posting memes, or more specifically, an image macros. I find they quite often play directly to my type of humour.
So to start 2016 in a hopefully funny way, I searched the Internet for some good Quality-related memes. Here are a few I found. Hope you enjoy them.
Any feedback? Click on the link in the bottom right corner of this section and let me know. Thanks.
Our Section Chair is unfortunately unavailable to give us "a word" this month.
Kindly check back in February 2016!
By Gordon Ayotte, ASQ Director, CQE, CQM, CSSBB
Had you come . . . AS9100 Revision 2016
On Wednesday, November 25th, ASQ Section 401 had a presentation on the changes in the AS9100 standard presented by Roger Pelletier which was very well done and informative.
After the release of ISO9001:2015 in September 2015, the AS9100 standard needed to change to capture the ISO 9001 requirements, in order to reflect the Aviation, Space and Defense stakeholders’ needs identified since the last revision, and also to address clarifications to AS9100 series requests issued by IAQG since the last revision.
Had you come to this presentation, you would have been exposed to an overview of the key changes and new requirements, and would have gained an understanding on how the new revision can affect your Quality System, and set the tone to get prepared for the transition within the ISO9001 time line.
Summary of AS9100 revision 2016
•Product Safety added in carefully selected areas and consistent with 9110.
•Human Factors added as a consideration in Nonconformity / Corrective Action.
•Risk merged current 9100 requirements with the new ISO requirements, and emphasis on Risks in Operations.
•Preventive Action current clause requirements absorbed into Risk & Opportunities. and non-conformance & corrective action clauses, 9100 additions reinforce prevention.
•Counterfeit Products enhanced in carefully select areas and limited new requirements.
•Configuration Management clarified and improved considerably to address stakeholder needs.
•Product Realization & Planning clarified and enhanced planning throughout the standard.
•Post Delivery Support merged current 9100 requirements with the new ISO requirements.
•Project Management & Work Transfer combined with Operation Planning clause to address user interpretation issues.
•Design Development and Supplier Management gap analysis - ISO text has been added back in a few places to meet the IAQG needs.
•Quality Manual note added pointing to the requirements that make up a Quality Manual or the equivalent. •Management Representative requirement added back in for QMS oversight.
Senior Fellow of Quality at PWC, BApSc in Mech Eng, MBA, CQE, CSSBB and
Since our planning session late last year, using input from our summer survey and from the event feedback forms, the VOC focus has been on using benchmarking to incorporate new ideas into how our events are conducted. The VOC chairs of the ASQ have periodic teleconferences where ideas to improve events are shared and I have been attending these calls.
In addition we are reaching out to other sections in Canada to set up benchmarking forums. I will keep you appraised of the findings from this work when we are further along.
By David Tozer, ASQ CQE and SSBB, Education and Audit 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 Sheraton Montreal Airport Hotel. Watch the Newsletter and our web site for further details.
Rafael Alencar De Paula
Ernesto Rodriguez Sanchez
Julio C. Salazar
Anna Lise Pierre
ASQ Montreal Section thanks our Organization Members:
By Kostya Polinkevych, Ph.D, CSQE, ASQ Senior Member
We have no interview for you this month. Please check back in February 2016!
ASQ Montreal Francophone Section 404 (Thursday, February 18, 2016)The next event for the Montreal Francophone section will be a dinner conference on "Technologies Audiovisuelles, parlons Qualité" with speaker Mr. Gabriel Ayotte Belzile. For more information, click HERE. To sign up, click HERE.
ASQ Ottawa Section 407 (Wednesday, January 20, 2016)QUALITY AS A PROFESSION – PROFESSIONAL AWARENESS EVENT FOR STUDENTS
The Ottawa Valley Section of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) is sponsoring a special professional awareness event for Students at Carleton University on “What is Quality and what opportunities are available in the field of Quality as a profession”.
Volunteers from amongst the Members of ASQ Ottawa will acquaint students with the basic concept of quality. The speakers will talk about:
1) Some of the quality systems and processes, such as – ISO, Six Sigma, Lean.
2) How quality is employed in organizations and industries around the world.
3) The professional resources that are required, and what this means to the students, who will soon enter the workforce.
The evening will start with a couple of short presentations providing a background on quality concepts, techniques, and tools, and the attributes that HR people look for when engaging quality resources.
In the end, there will be a panel discussion with representatives from organizations and industries explaining the types of resources they use, and how they are deployed. The speakers will cover manufacturing (aerospace), finance, and software development.
PLACE: Carleton University, in Room 1020 of Dunton Tower.
TIME: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Refreshments will be served.
For full information and to register for the event, click HERE.
Member Gift: Career Resources Bundle
Hands on Deck: A Template for Communicating ISO 9001:2015
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
Dr. David Tozer: (514) 694-2830, 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 :
February 3, 2016
Consult the List of Your Executive
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Look at your wallet card to see when your present certification is due to expire. If it says December 31, 2015 you should contact ASQ by phone at 1-800-248-0946 and explain your situation to them because your certification has lapsed and you are no longer certified.
If your wallet card states June 2016 you have until December 2016 to get your journal to me. Why so long? Because you have your expiration date of June 20, 2016 plus or minus six months.
Maybe you’ve decided not to recertify because (a) you are unemployed, (b) no longer in the quality field or perhaps, (c ) your employer no longer will pay for it? Think about this, your certification belongs to you and no one else. Your name is on it and no one else’s. It is portable and you can bring the recognition to your next company. Remember how hard you had to study for it? If you let it lapse you must rewrite the exam. Do you know where you will be employed in a year or so? Well congratulations if you do because most of us don’t and it could come in handy then, it sure won’t hinder you to retain it. The cost at $59 USD to renew one certification is much less than it would to rewrite. If you are unemployed then contact ASQ directly at 1-800-248-1946. Ask for “Recertification” then explain your unemployment situation to them. You may be able to have your due date extended. But at $59.00 that is not really that much if it will help land your next job?
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