Welcome to Section 1515

Chapter Activities for the 2016 Year

2 Jun
5:30 networking
Dinner Presentation
Bob Gilbert
CCI Consulting
How Lean, Six Sigma & TOC Drive Profit
Embassy Suites
West Palm Beach
1601 Belvedere Rd,
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Being in business is, of course, about more than just making a profit, but without profit businesses are not sustainable, and cannot grow or support our customers’ requirements. As business leaders, and employees, we need to realize that a financially healthy business, means a well-run business; one that will be viable for many years, and provide benefits for all stakeholders.

Most of us are familiar with the Lean, Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints (TOC). They are complete methodologies utilized to remove waste, to remove defects and to provide strategic focus. These methods are used by many organizations to achieve operational excellence and customer delight. How could the techniques and tools used in these methodologies help your company become more profitable.

Our ASQ Section 1515 sponsored presentation will present the correlation between Lean, Six Sigma & TOC, and sustainable profitability.Please plan on joining us for this enlightening, fast paced presentation.

Chapter Leadership Team Meeting

The next Chapter Leadership Team Meeting will be held TBD

Activities and News

ISO 13485:2016 and FDA - course in Tampa, FL

The 2-day event is geared towards the new compliance issues that plague medical device companies today. Designed for any medical device quality practitioners who are not yet Biomedical Division members. See link here.

Certification Exam Calendar

See calendar here.

ASQ Certification Moves to Computer-Based Test Delivery

Based on extensive market analysis and member feedback, ASQ is transitioning the delivery of its certification exams from paper and pencil, to computer-based testing, or CBT. The change will occur beginning with the September 28, 2016, exams.

Benefits of the change include an increase of annual administrations from two to six; additional days available for testing from four to 102; more testing location from 350 to 8,000; convenience of retesting reduced from six months to two months; and exam results in zero to four days instead of 10.

Exams initially will be available through computer-based test in English, with translated exams available starting March 2017.

Posted on May 18, 2016