June 2017 (Volume 67 - Issue 6)
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1. Next Event
Please join us for our annual Golf Tournament. It is a great opportunity for networking. It does not matter if you already play golf or not! You can also rent golf equipment directly at the Club.
After a great afternoon playing golf, you will be glad to relax on the terrace and enjoy a nice supper in the golf club restaurant. Participation prizes will be drawn during the evening.
The day is $110 for golf and supper with door prizes. Golf alone is $55.00, or if you wish to join us just for the supper, it is $55.00. Registration is at email@example.com using the registration form at the links below.
Hope to see you and talk with you on July 7th!
Base de Roc, Joliette
Golf Registration Form (French)
Golf Registration Form (English)
3. Upcoming ASQ Section 401 EventsSeptember 20, 2017: Escape Management at P&WC (with Avrum Goldman and Luc Juneau)
October 25, 2017: Continuous Improvement at the MUHC (with Noe White)
November 29, 2017: Pecha Kucha Night (our 4th PK event, always a popular draw).
1) Raymond Dyer (SDP Telecom)
2) Mutair Kadiri (Bombardier)
3) Dubravka Kusmic (WECO Electrical Connectors)
4) If you would like to be our 4th and final speaker, please contact Michael Bournazian
directly with your presentation idea/synopsis.
Please make a point to join us!
4. The Editor's Corner
By Michael Bournazian, Eng., Newsletter Editor, ASQ Senior Member, CSSGB
As I usually do in our June newsletter, I would like to wish everyone a good summer, with warm and enjoyable weather and quality time doing all the things that bring you happiness.
Hopefully, one of those things that will bring you happiness will be participating in our annual golf tournament with our sister section ASQ 404 Montreal. see Section 2 above for all your registration information needs.
And as summer winds down in September, make sure to start the autumn season right by joining your fellow Quality colleagues in Ottawa for the ASQ Canada Conference. Scroll down to Section 10 for information regarding this conference. Hope to see your there!
Any feedback? Click on the link in the bottom right corner of this section and let me know. Thanks.
5. A Word from your Section Chair
Engineering, formerly §7.3 is now §8.3, is basically the same and is probably the only section of the new ISO standard that was affected less.
Although well mastered, I have always been a little bit scared of this process as an auditor. It’s the process with the most meat to bite into but also the one process with the least time to devote to.
A friend of mine, outside of his normal 9 to 5 engineering designer job, is also working on his own project. He is designing a three wheeler bicycle with electrical assistance. It’s the Spyder of the pedal bike with an electrical nuance.
François (Garneau) has been working for 4 years on the Design and Development of this electrically assisted bicycle. An engineering feat if you consider that he started from a white page.
This was not his first challenge. He has also developed a retractable table that is now installed in the customization of Global aircraft from Bombardier. His bi(tri)cycle can be seen at www.velomtek.com.
François is very well organized and he can talk about his bicycle for hours, without ever being tired of repeating the same stories over and over. Should I be auditing his §8.3, I would be deep into listening about those stories, with interest, but my allowed 4 hours audit time would be over. Time management is the auditor’s worst enemy.
His bicycle is a few hundred parts big and many sub-assemblies large with many design changes and has many different configurations. Luckily he is the sole designer, and his design briefs don’t have to meet the official project 5 formal stages.
Where the bike stands now, this can only be considered the prototype stage. Design is a complex process and there are so many twists, variables and things to follow and keep up with. If you have to be organized, this is the process to do it. Engineers by definition are logical, with Cartesian minds. Are they always organized, is the auditor’s question; you have to figure it out and write your report before lunch (4 hours).
Let’s follow the bike route. Last weekend was the 33th Montreal’s "Tour de l’Ile". It was the first official public release of the bike and I was the official "Chuck Yeager" of the ground level 50 km tour. This was a special occasion where we celebrated Vélo Québec’s 50th anniversary along with Montreal’s 375th anniversary. You can say that this three wheeler was officially born on an official day.
For the occasion, what could be more official than a presentation at Radio-Canada’s mid-day television newscast (click here to view the 2 minutes extract). Okay, the pilot was not the best shot, but stop mocking and be careful, he could be your next engineering process auditor.
Have you registered for the ASQ Ottawa conference in September? You never know, you may meet the next Hollywood bicycle test pilot there along with all those better endowed conference presenters.
6. Had You Come to the Last Event
By Gordon Ayotte, ASQ Director, CQE, CQM, CSSBB
Had you come . . . AS9100 Rev. D
On Wednesday, May 31st, ASQ Section 401 had a presentation on Mind Mapping for Quality Professionals by Dr. Rajesh Kumar Tyagi which was interesting and very well presented.
Had you come to this presentation, you would have learned what Mind Mapping is and why its is used.
Mind Mapping is:
-A graphical way to represent ideas and concepts;
-A visual thinking tool that helps to structure information;
-An easy way to brainstorm thoughts organically without worrying about order and structure;
-A diagram for representing tasks, words, concepts, or items linked to and arranged around a central concept or subject.
Why use it:
-Brain applies Radiant Thinking - we don’t recall all facts in order;
-Free flow of ideas;
-Harnesses the full range of cortical skills - word, image, number, logic, rhythm, color and spatial awareness;
-Captures out-of-order, out-of-proportion thoughts, still providing structure;
-Organizes thoughts, sub-thoughts together and gives a big picture road map;
-Helps team to focus.
Mind mapping captures ideas in a structured fashion without being concerned to following a rigid pre-set pattern, and represents radiant thinking.
It can be used in brainstorming, knowledge management, training/education, as well to represent (iterative) cause-effect (Ishikawa) diagrams.
It can be quite useful for quality professionals in the area of process improvement, data capture, note taking and problem solving.
7. Voice Of The Customer
Senior Fellow of Quality at PWC, BApSc in Mech Eng, MBA, CQE, CSSBB and
8. Welcome to our New Members
Soufiane Mohamed Chourouk
Rafael Alencar De Paula
9. Organziation Members
ASQ Montreal Section is currently looking for new Organization Members.
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12. ASQ Montreal Section Education Program 2017
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.: Dr. David Tozer: (514) 694-2830, firstname.lastname@example.org
13. Executive Committee Meetings & Officers
Section Executive Committee (Leadership Team) Meetings are held at different locations, starting at 6 PM. The next regular meeting is tentatively scheduled for:
September 6, 2017
Consult the List of Your Executive
14. RecertificationIs Your Recertification Due?
Look at your wallet card to see when your present certification is due to expire. If it says June 30, 2016 you should contact ASQ by phone at 1-800-248-1946 and explain your situation to them because your certification has lapsed and you are no longer certified.
If your wallet card states December 2016 you have until June 30, 2017 to get your journal to me. Why so long? Because you have an expiration date of December 31, 2016 plus or minus six months. To assist you with documenting your Recertification Units (RU) please use the Electronic Recertification Journal, or a paper equivalent, to document your claims. Please also complete the "Documentation Required" log for each section of point that you are claiming and attach all of the relevant evidence thereto. Journals with just the "ASQ Recertification Journal Application" page completed and no documented supporting evidence will not be accepted.
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 $69 USD to renew one certification is much less than it would be 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 $69.00 that is not really that much if it will help land your next job?
If you are a member of Section 0401, Montreal then contact me (Norman) at email@example.com to find out where to send your journal. If you are NOT a member of section 401 then contact ASQ directly at 1-800-248-1946.
Please DO NOT E-MAIL your journal to me. I am not set up to print all the required pages for every journal submitted. Use Canada Post or equivalent.
15. Unemployed Members Dues
Unemployed ASQ members receive a discount on their membership dues based on consecutive years of membership.
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