Section 0707 virtual meetings have been previously held on WebEx. The platform will be switching to Zoom, which has similar features. Meeting links will still be sent out via email. Be sure you’ve opted in to section 0707 communication on your account on asq.org to receive the meeting invitation emails.

At the October meeting, the discussion topic was Ishikawa (Fishbone) Diagrams, a type of cause and effect diagram. Common areas of focus include:

  • Human Factors or People
  • Methods or Processes
  • Environment
  • Measurement
  • Materials
  • Machines/Tools and Maintenance

Discussion included how leadership, policy, and biases play a role as causes. Have you ever used an Ishikawa Diagram to prevent a problem rather than react to a problem?

At the February 2020 meeting, Faribault Foods welcomed ASQ Section 0707 members to their Tucson facility with a company presentation, discussion, and tour to demonstrate how they apply quality principles to manufacture canned food. Discussion topics included SAP, quality standards, and statistical process control.

Faribault Foods is a company with a vision “to be a leading, high-quality food company that provides the greatest customer satisfaction through products and services based on the development of highly skilled, committed personnel and the use of cutting edge technology to create new products.” (https://www.faribaultfoods.com/about.php)

ASQ Section 0707 thanks Faribault Foods with special thanks to Omid Arani for guiding the tour and Alfonso Abad for giving the presentation.

Join us in March to advance your skills in quality!

ASQ Section 0707 February 2020 Meeting Attendees

ASQ Section 0707 Members,

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Best Regards,

ASQ Section 0707 Leadership Committee