January 2018 (Volume 68 - Issue 1)
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1. Next Event
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
THE FUTURE OF INNOVATION:
THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
Please join us on January 31, 2018 to listen to our guest speaker present the topic of The Future of Innovation: The 4th Industrial Revolution.
This month's event will be presented as a webinar/webcast.
ABOUT THE EVENT
We fear robots will take over the world, virtual reality will replace normal relationships and new technologies will destroy our jobs. Nevertheless, the Fourth Industrial Revolution will make data the currency and this will be increasingly accessible to all. However, we have to avoid isolating ourselves into our own personal virtual space. The future of innovation has numerous challenges, many of which are human and not technical.
ABOUT YOUR SPEAKER
Peter Merrill is a Keynote Speaker on Innovation and has keynoted at conferences in cities such as Dubai, Mumbai and Shanghai. He has spoken in Prague, London and Helsinki.
He began his career in R&D working on projects such as desalination and acrylics for carbon fibre. Later, as Chief Executive of one of the leading Design Brands in Europe, he led Innovation in one of the most demanding markets.
He is an Engineer, an Artist and a Writer, and has led Innovation in the fields of both Graphic Art and Engineering. He is one of North America’s foremost authorities on Management Systems which he has implemented in such innovative companies as IBM, A.I.G., and R.I.M.
He chairs the Canadian National Committee to ISO/TC279, the Technical Committee on Innovation Management, and also chairs the ASQ Innovation Think Tank.
He is author of the books “Innovation Generation”, “Innovation Never Stops”, “The Executive Guide to Innovation” and “Do It Right the Second Time”. He writes the Innovation Column for Quality Progress.
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Dr. David Tozer
4. The Editor's Corner
By Michael Bournazian, Eng., Newsletter Editor, ASQ Senior Member, CSSGB
Happ New Year to everyone! A Quality 2018 you will hopefully have.
Occasionally I have done follow-ups on past articles I have written in this corner. Today, a short follow-up on my article from April 2016.
After almost 2 years, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada released today (January 10, 2018) its final report on the plane crash that killed Jean Lapierre and members of his family, the pilot and co-pilot. The co-pilot, Frabrice Labourel, was the focus of my April 2016 article.
You can read the CBC article here, as well as watch an official computer recreation from the TSBC here.
No amount investigation and cause analysis can bring back the lives of those that were taken. But investigations like this, and the science required to make them happen, are important in order to assure that lessons are learned, and that future pilots can be trained to deal with situations differently.
Let's hope that the learning begins in earnest.
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
From a recent Chit Chat evening, here is my Pecha Kucha list for this year’s
Our last section event of 2017 was the Pecha Kucha (PK) presentation and it was a success. If it is hard to coordinate an evening with one presenter, see how well you can do with four of them.
Thanks to our Program Chair and newly elected Section Vice-chair Eric Hosking. Not to forget BSI who introduced the concept (our long time cosponsor), and carried over by our record breaking Newsletter editor (7 years in a row), Michael Bournazian, our PK’s emcee. Great job Michael.
Working with this section is a breeze. Ever try to stimulate people at work. In this book I am currently reading (Good TO Great) there is a passage where it speaks about Passion (e.g.: … passionate about what they were doing and the passion was deep and genuine); not something you put into people but something that has to come out of them, from within. Well, try to tell Chantale Simard she has enough on her shoulders and she will take the extra burden; that is passion. Keep it up Chantale, and can’t wait to see our revamped web site.
David Tozer, at the center of this new challenge we undertook with the upcoming Think Tank committee formed around the future of Certifications (he is our Education chair). I always brag to whoever wants to hear me that I hang around teachers and doctors; he is one of them (and also our secretary). Thanks David for this energy.
Sorry Rajesh-Kumar Tyagi and Anjali Awasthi, did I say I was surrounded by Doctors? Does that make me feel small? Sure do, but every month they look up at me. Thanks for being present (sometimes).
David’s shadow partner and friend, Norman Dickinson. BEEN THERE FOR SO LONG I THOUGHT HE WAS PART OF THE FURNITURE. Thanks Norm for the work you did in the background. You can take a short break but don’t make it too long, we miss you already. GREAT JOB NORMAN.
Jean-Pierre Amiel, who honors us, once in a while, with his holy presence at the Leadership Team meetings. Me, a car driver, he is my only link to the mass transits and the first name I see every month in the membership list. You are our Jeanne Calment of the section. Keep it up J-P.
Gordon Ayotte you are the smiley of our section, always keeping the morale. Even after losing a job, he smiles. Don’t ever lose this capacity, it brightens our life ;-)
Raymond Dyer, proud partner and former work colleague. I am always happy when I see you or should I say when I hear you; always have a story. We couldn’t have a better historian and this section needs more people with your dynamic. Thanks for coming back; I really thought that work had devoured you too.
François Pageau, last but not least; always quiet but so present. You being our head while I was preparing for my role gave me the confidence I needed to act as the section chair. Thank you and don’t go too far, I may need you again (and keep sending me these leads). Good luck and don’t fall in that work trap we all do at one point in our life, your employer does not deserve all this attention, we do.
Happy New Year team!
Hey, once in a while I get this quick comment on a past article. Too few I shall say. Well this year, I want a little line on a text written in the newsletter (good or bad); otherwise I will have to think we all write for the blind. View the past articles,
6. Had You Come to the Last Event
By Gordon Ayotte, ASQ Director, CQE, CQM, CSSBB
Had you come . . . 4th Annual Pecha Kucha Night
On November 29th, 2017, ASQ Section 401 presented 4 experienced speakers, with each presentation delivered in the Japanese presentation style of Pecha Kucha.
Pecha Kucha, the Japanese term for the sound of conversation (“chit chat”), began in Tokyo back in 2003. 2 key stipulations:
1) The presentation must contain only 20 slides,
2) Each slide is on display for 20 seconds each.
Slack: A Path To Get Through Disturbances
Had you come, you would have found out that today organizations are working hard to remove waste, cut costs and generate higher profits and cashflow. But how much cutting is too much? Can being too lean harm an organization?
By Veronica Marquez, Operations Management and Cont. Improvement (Consultant)
Business in Nouvelle France in 18th Century, and ISO 9001 Principles
Incredible to believe that modern companies struggled to meet ISO today. How about pioneers in Nouvelle France (New France) 300 years ago? Had you come you would have learned about Mme. Agathe de Saint-Père de Repentigny, who became a major figure in Canadian business life in 18th century. Would she have passed an ISO 9001 audit?
By Dubravka Kusmic QA Manager (WECO Electrical Connectors)
Supplier Production Readiness in Aerospace
The Aerospace industry is growing fast, as more low-cost travel, economic growth and increased tourism have boosted the demand for more airplanes. Many of the world airplane manufacturers rely heavily upon suppliers, which are thus racing to increase volumes to satisfy competing customers. Had you come you have learned about: Coordination and preparedness necessary amongst the suppliers; Production Rate Readiness (PRR); Manufacturing Readiness Review (MRR); Supplier Rate Readiness Review (SRRR).
By Mutair Kadiri is a Risk Management Manager at Canadian National Railway (CN).
ISO 9001:2015 Internal Audits Made Easy" (Fourth Edition by Ann W. Phillips) Reviewed in < 7 minutes! Had you come you would have learned tips and tricks to make ISO simple and easy, and how this book by Ann W. Phillips can help with audits.
By Raymond Dyer is an AQP/QA Specialist for Molex Canada Ltd. (Montreal Site)
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
Anna Di Nezza
Faraaz Ahmed Khan
Raquibul Hassan Siddiquee
9. Organziation Members
ASQ Montreal Section thanks our Organization Members:
11. ASQ News
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ASQ Elected Officers
Slated for 2019
12. ASQ Montreal Section Education Program 2018
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, email@example.com
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:
February 7, 2018
Consult the List of Your Executive
14. Unemployed Members Dues
Unemployed ASQ members receive a discount on their membership dues based on consecutive years of membership.
NOTE: The following links require that you be logged into your account before you try to activate them.
Download the ASQ Unemployment Program
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