ASQ Tucson Old Pueblo Section (TOPS)

The American Society for Quality (ASQ) has been the leading quality improvement organization in the United States for more than 50 years. Its members have initiated most of the quality methods used throughout the world, including statistical process control, quality cost measurement and control, total quality management, failure analysis, and zero defects.

Upcoming Events

Jan
13
Tue
2015
ASQ Membership Meeting
Jan 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Save the date – details coming soon!

Feb
10
Tue
2015
ASQ Membership Meeting
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Save the date – details coming soon!

Mar
2
Mon
2015
2015 ASQ Lean and Six Sigma Conference @ Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs
Mar 2 – Mar 3 all-day

2015 ASQ Lean and Six Sigma Conference

Leading the Quality Journey Through Lean and Six Sigma

The quality journey is something that exists upon a continuum of excellence, and all organizations contend with it. Every organization remains in a state of constant motion—moving closer to or further away from the excellence they seek. The quality journey provides an opportunity for organizations to achieve the goals and level of excellence toward which they strive. This journey is one of many stages, and each presents challenges and circumstances that lean and Six Sigma methodologies can address.

The efforts made to embrace and implement lean and Six Sigma tools and methodologies can produce results along this journey, but those results need to be sustained. Solidifying those results is often a challenge that requires commitment and the development of a culture that supports continuous improvement, matches accountability with empowerment, and inspires innovation.

http://asq.org/conferences/six-sigma/

Mar
10
Tue
2015
SARSEF Judging Day
Mar 10 all-day

DETAILS COMING SOON!

ASQ Membership Meeting
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Save the date – details coming soon!

Apr
14
Tue
2015
Joint ASQ-APICS Meeting
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

TBD

Apr
18
Sat
2015
MESA DAY @ University of Arizona
Apr 18 all-day

MESA Day

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The University of Arizona

 

Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) is a university-based outreach program operating in 8 states.  In Arizona, MESA strives to provide an opportunity for ethnic minority, low income, and first generation college-bound students to explore college majors and career interests with a group of peers interested in attending college.  The University of Arizona supports MESA schools in Southern Arizona and works in affiliation with Arizona State University’s Fulton Schools of Engineering to support MESA in central Arizona.  The southern and central regions form Arizona MESA.

May
4
Mon
2015
2015 World Conference on Quality and Improvement @ Gaylord Opryland Resort
May 4 – May 6 all-day

2015-wcqi

Transforming the World Through Innovation, Inspiration, and Leadership

The quality journey is one that all organizations travel. Whether consciously or unconsciously, under the title of quality or something else, all organizations use and need quality. As competition and the complexity of the global market grow, more and more organizations are embracing the need to think differently and inspire their employees. Some look to grow the number of tools and techniques at their disposal so that they may find the solutions they seek. Others may search for implementation strategies that produce the best results, and still others may look for methods to sustain the results they’ve already achieved. Those organizations that are most established in their journey understand that the key to their success lies within the culture of their organization. They have found ways to establish, transform, and sustain work environments in which innovation is fostered, leadership is shared, and all are aligned to a common vision. They have seen the results that these cultures produce and the creativity they inspire. They have discovered the key to establishing a culture of quality.

The influence quality has today is broader than in any other time in history. The ability it has to transform organizations and communities continues to be demonstrated in a growing number of ways. It is within this setting that the 2015 World Conference on Quality and Improvement offers a forum of ideas and an international network of thought leaders, experts, and peers who are eager to share their best practices, tested solutions, and proven results.

http://asq.org/wcqi

May
12
Tue
2015
ASQ Membership Meeting: Presenations SARSEF Winners
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Details coming soon!

 

Section News

Dear Board Members,

The first Board Meeting  to kick off the 2015 Year will be held on  Dec 1st at the Hotel Tucson city Center,  off of I10 and St Mary’s Starting at 6:00 pm.

Thank you all for your help and hard work and I am looking forward to working with you in 2015.

Patricia Gorman

Current Chair

 

 

We give away 3 Prizes to the students.

Dates, Times and Directions
Sign up Between Jan. 1, 2015 and March 5, 2015:

Judging Day is Tuesday, March 10, 2015

7:30 a.m.: Meet your team! Judges, please arrive before this time to ensure you have adequate time to meet your judging team — and to enjoy the delicious, hearty breakfast that we serve in thanks for your time.

8 a.m.: Judging instructions: There is a new chief judge (Liz Baker) who will have specific directions that include some new categories and procedures. Upon completion of instructions, teams will break into sub-teams to begin initial judging of projects.

10:30 a.m.: Begin the final stages caucusing for Grades K-8. Visit projects in question, or contenders.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Interviews: ALL “grand award” and “sponsored” judges will need to stop what they are doing and interview a minimum of three middle school students during this time period. These interviews are for practice only, and will not affect results but they are very important for teaching students how to speak to professionals and answer spontaneously. Since we only keep the middle school students available for one hour, we need all of your help to make them feel special and support them. Do be kind!

12:15 p.m.: Lunch is served.

1-4:30 p.m.: Interviews with high school students (for high school level judges only.) All others may leave once their team has completed judging — and turned in results before leaving!

IMPORTANT: All judging results (for sponsored and grand awards) must be turned into the HUB before 4:30 p.m.!

Directions
Please come downtown to the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. You can access the area easily via Interstate 10, Broadway, or Stone Avenue.

We have updated our web site since there was issues with the old,  what do you  think of the great new look ?

We are starting to plan for 2015 and are looking for more volunteers to help the organization to run. If you would help please reply to [email protected]

All Board Meetings are open to all members. Board Meetings are generally held the first Monday of each Month from 5:30pm – 7:00pm.
Next Board Meeting:  Dec  1st,2014

Board time commitment:

  • Board members are requested to attend all Board Meetings. This will require approximately one and a half hour of your time once a month. The meetings are held to plan monthly Membership Meetings, budget and business plan.
  • Additional communication also takes place via email and requires about 30 – 60 minutes per month
  • Membership Meetings are generally held the second Tuesday of each month from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

If you have any suggestions for speakers and topics please let us know we are currently planning the fall and spring membership meetings.

Please make nominations or suggestions, or volunteer for positions in ASQ.  Please return this to me ASAP  @  [email protected]

  • Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Membership
  • Internet
  • Communications
  • Audit Chair
  • Newsletter Chair
  • Nominating Chair
  • Programs Chair
  • Education Chair
  • Voice of Customer
  • Certifications Chair
  • Historian
  • Arrangements Chair
  • QMP Chair
  • SARSEF Chair

Thanks you all for your time and talents

Regards,
Patricia Gorman Current
Chair

Hello Fellow ASQ Certified Professionals,

In case we have not yet met at a recent ASQ function, please let me introduce myself. My name is Ron Gryniewicz, and I am the new Education Chair for ASQ-Tucson Chapter. ASQ-Tucson has not had an Education Chair or a schedule of educational courses for some time; the ASQ-Tucson Board and I would like to change that fact. However, before we can offer classes, we need to fill our “bullpen” with capable instructors.

If you are interested in joining ASQ Tucson’s team of instructors, please complete the Instructor Application and submit it to me. In addition, please provide a summary of your credentials or experience in teaching, presenting seminars/workshops, and other similar information.

Do feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns that you may have.

Ron Gryniewicz
ASQ-Tucson Education Chair

 

Pima Community College Downtown Campus has been reserved for our  Certification Testing. Testing will be held in the Amethyst Room of the Pima Downtown Campus, unless otherwise stated.

Testing will be held on the following Saturdays:

  • December 6, 2014
  • March 7, 2015 (in the Roosevelt Building)
  • June 6, 2015
  • October 3, 2015
  • December 5, 2015

You can view the PCC Campus Map and select Downtown Campus for information regarding parking and location.

Please visit www.Asq.org/certification/ to apply for a certification testing exam. The central ASQ site has all the information about each exam, including application deadlines, exam dates, and test sites.

Good Luck!