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May 2016 IndyASQ Dinner Meeting – Traditional and Emerging Supplier Relationships

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Event Title: Traditional and Emerging Supplier Relationships: Synergies and Slippery Slopes

Event Description:
Supplier relationships are pivotal challenges for every organization. This holds for traditional manufacturing suppliers, and also for emerging suppliers of Cloud Computing, mobile devices, and other new technologies. Quality Assurance provides a host of approaches for traditional suppliers. But what if we are asked to cover suppliers of newer technologies? Do we have to start from scratch? It is a completely new game? No, not in the least. Many Quality Assurance approaches, controls, and solutions for traditional suppliers bridge time and technology. We are in better shape than we think. During this workshop Bob Eisenhut, a Quality Assurance professional in both traditional and emerging technologies, will look at both paradigms. He will show similarities, differences, points of synergy, and risk areas. Participants will get a chance for hands on work scenarios to engage directly in this activity. Anyone currently interested in supplier relationships who want to see connections to emerging technologies will be interested in this session.

Program Speaker:
Bob Eisenhut has 30 years of professional experience and has been an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer over 20 years. He has worked in various industries including manufacturing, airlines, advertising, software development, health care, and medical devices. His quality assurance work includes both quality engineering and software quality assurance. Bob has a BS in Mathematics and MS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. He has articles in publications including the SIAM Journal of Scientific and Statistical Computing, the journal of Medical Decision Making, and the Y2K Advisor. These covered areas of probability networks, analytical distribution approximations, systems optimization, and automated software testing. He is a trained lead auditor in ISO 13485 for the Medical Device Industry and is an auditor in information systems. Bob enjoys his quality roles and is involved in improvements in professional, volunteer, and social settings.

Schwitzer Student Center
University of Indianapolis
1400 Hannah Avenue, Indianapolis, IN

Meeting Agenda:
5:30 PM Check in
5:45 PM Workshop
6:00 PM Announcements/Dinner
7:00 PM Speaker
8:00 PM Meeting End

Fee: $12.00 Prepaid / $15.00 at Door CASH/CHECK

Food: Dinner is served buffet style with vegetarian and fresh fruits/salads available.

Parking: Parking restrictions in student lots are enforced from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM during academic year. If an area is not marked as a parking stall, it is not intended for parking.

IndyASQ May Social Event – May 4, 5:00 p.m. at Chuy’s Tex-Mex in Noblesville


Meeting Date: May 4, 2016 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Event Information:
Cuatro De Mayo!
Why? Because Quality always has to be ahead of the party.
This is a social event to have some great apetizers and drinks while meeting fellow ASQ members. We plan to be on the side patio. Just look for the ASQ signs!

Chuy’s Tex-Mex
14150 Town Center Blvd
Noblesville, IN 46060 (map) 

Fee: Free


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