Welcome to the ASQ Princeton Site!
UPDATE: Summer 2016!
The Princeton 307 Section usually does not schedule events for the summer months of June, July and August, however our Member Leaders and Committee Chairs are busy planning programs and education classes to resume in the Fall.
If you are an aspiring Six Sigma Black Belt, we are planning a refresher class in the Princeton area to start in July. See the calendar to the right of this page for details and to register. Classes for CPGP, CQA, and CQE are also planned to start in September and October.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer on one of our section committees, just e mail: email@example.com for information to get started.
Stay connected with us via LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/asqprinceton307.
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ASQPrinceton
Check back for more details on upcoming events that will be posted in July/ August.
- From our PROGRAMS CHAIR:
On behalf of the American Society for Quality, Princeton NJ Section 307 and the Programs Committee, we want to thank you for attending our Conferences, workshops, Dinner meetings during 2015 and 2016. In order to make our upcoming programs even more successful I would like to encourage you to check our website http://asqprinceton.org for suggestions, collaboration, opportunities to present a paper, host a tour at your facility and any other Quality idea you may want to share with us. We thank you in advance for your comments and suggestions and we assure you that each will be given consideration so that future events will be even more of a success.
We trust that you found our programs informative and worthwhile. Our primary goal is supporting our members with valuable opportunities for learning, networking and knowledge exchange, the Princeton Section is dedicated to serving and advancing the cause of quality in every segment of our community, and bring together global Quality leaders and professionals as well as friends and partners locally and around the world to expand the knowledge on Quality methodologies, tools and resources to develop strategies and find opportunities for continuous improvement.
We believe that our diverse and dynamic group of speakers and panelists provided in-depth insight, as well as, actionable and practical tools of engagement models, methods and mechanisms (3Ms) that have worked in other multiples industries globally.
Your presence helped to make our programs a great success and your enthusiasm and positive spirit helped make our time together both productive and fun. We wish you all the best and hope that you continue to be engaged and grow our Quality Culture.
Milton Matamoros, CQA
ASQ Princeton 307, Programs Chair
- A July musing from a Quality Manager:
Using PDCA or PDSA is not difficult for the quality professional. All of the improvement processes that we learned, starting with how to do an experiment in sixth grade science, have taught us to use the scientific method, to plan before we take action. Then, to look at the experimental results and draw our conclusions – conclusions that may satisfy our need to know – or that my tell us to do another experiment or to redo the one we just did (replication). But, not everyone thinks this way. So, how to encourage process thinking?
Be proactive. Use the terms: plan, do, check (or study), and act when talking about process implementation or change. Open the door to having people ask you what you mean by that. Show the PDCA steps in everything you document. Does you organization’s quality manual have sections on vision and strategy (P), operations (D), performance evaluation (C) and continual improvement (A)? Have you labeled them PDCA? Do you have Standard Operating Procedures for your processes? If they include self-checks, then you can probably find and show the PDCA in them, too.
Shewhart and Deming knew what they were doing when they promulgated this simple but powerful approach to thinking. Now it’s up to us.
- THANK YOU ASQ PRINCETON SECTION 307 PROCTORS
Thank you to all the ASQ Princeton Section 307 Proctors for your years of service and dedication!
Jill McPartland Vila, ASQ CPGP, CQA
Chief Proctor & Recertification Chair
ASQ Princeton Section 307 Proctors
Geetika Ravela Chezian Somasundaram Sargam Sethi Cynthia Rooney Dimple Patel Anil Mistry Joe Brady Maya Kappil Anne Pericone Manohar Ravela Oommen Kappil Sarah Van Valkenburg Shabbir Alvi Rajesh Patel Raquel Almeida Michael Gudzy Diane Bovino Patricia Brennan Sharon Izenberg Chris Fosmire Raquel Almeida Sharon Berardi Bridget Reardon Patricia Brennan Michael Greenstein Swati Patel Ashwini Dikay Randy Weeks Jean Biedron Harry Anderson Marion de la Cruz-Kuo Lisa Diller Monica Lin Sarah Van Valkenburg Ryan Green Robin Cunningham Ann Miller