May 2017 Dinner Event

Register Here – Please register by Friday, May 5th

Date/Time: Tue, May 9, 2017, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST

***Location: Please note new location for this event
MCL Restaurant and Bakery – Township Line
2370 W 86th St
Indianapolis, in 46260 (map)

Topic: Alternatives to Lean

Speaker Biography: Leigh Ann Schildmeier

5:30pm Checkin
5:45pm Workshop
6:00pm Dinner and Networking
7:00pm Presentation

Data Integrity Event hosted at Lilly Manufacturing & Quality Learning Center

Registration: Link

Date/Time: Thursday, June 15th, 8:30-4:45 p.m.
Location: Lilly Manufacturing & Quality Learning Center | Indianapolis, Indiana

The GAMP® Americas Regional Steering Committee and the ISPE Great Lakes Chapter
are happy to announce there will be a one day GAMP Forum session devoted to the
newest concepts and details regarding Data Integrity.

• Discuss the latest trends in data integrity •
• Lead breakout sessions on how to establish program & conducts audits •
• Address data integrity challenges in key business areas •
The forum will wrap up with a panel discuss with experts from the industry and the Global GAMP Data Integrity
Special Interest Group (SIG) who will be available to address your toughest questions in this very hot topic area.

2016 IndyASQ Section Awards

The Indianapolis ASQ section would like to recognize the service of members that volunteered their time to supporting our local section last year. The following awards were given at our December 2016 event:

Claude E. Adair Award
Daniel Dickinson
Louis Ripberger

William C. Vissing Citation
Sharon Adams

John R. Murphy Award
JD Pickett
Luke Stark

Golden Anniversary Award
Harry Rowe

Robert C. Edwards Award
Sarah Rainey
Rick Van Doel
David Tebbe

Chairperson Award
Joelene Smith-Drake

A big thank you to all who helped make 2016 a success! Please use the contact form here if you would like to inquire about volunteer opportunities with our local section.

April 2017 Monthly Event – Tour of Triton Brewery

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Date/Time: Wed, April 19, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

Location: Triton Brewery
5764 Wheeler Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46216 (map)

Topic: FREE tour of Triton Brewery. Tour is limited to 30 registrants.

6:00pm Check In
6:30pm Tour
Networking and socializing following the tour
(Food and beer will be available for purchase)

March 2017 Dinner Event – Critical Chain Project Management: Applying Lean Principles to Schedule Planning and Execution

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Date/Time: Tue, March 14, 2017, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Location: Switzer Student Center – Schw013
University of Indianapolis
1400 E Hanna Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46227

Topic: Critical Chain Project Management: Applying Lean Principles to Schedule Planning and Execution
Come to learn if Critical Chain Project Management could provide you or your organization a competitive advantage in managing your next critical project. This discussion explores the fundamentals of Critical Chain and the change management opportunities and challenges inherent in its application.

Just like a factory has inherent waste and variation due to machine or human inefficiencies, a schedule driven project, design, proposal, or other knowledge based team has inherent inefficiencies in their execution schedule due to resource or time mismanagement.

Using Critical Chain scheduling and behavior techniques, a schedule driven team can achieve significant acceleration and predictable performance. Critical Chain scheduling techniques establish a quantified schedule margin, then Critical Chain behavior techniques are established to protect and manage that schedule margin by developing a project management environment using unambiguous prioritization and communication to exploit every acceleration opportunity.

Critical Chain provides an integrated methodology to utilize these common sense practices that are usually lost in schedule management. The challenge is not in the cost, implementation time, or even technical complexity. Rather, the challenge is in the change management of leaders and team members to know and abide by the run rules to make the application of Critical Chain successful.

Speaker Biography: Rex A. Beach, Raytheon Co., Indianapolis, IN
Rex is part of the Operational Excellence team supporting Manufacturing and Repair Operations at Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Service (IIS) in Indianapolis, IN. Rex supports process improvements, process documentation, metrics, and operations support. Rex also supports continuous improvement activities across all functions at the site as a Raytheon Six Sigma Expert (Black Belt) since 2003. Rex has led improvement projects ranging from depot repair operations, production, proposal development, software development and support, human resources, and other support functions and processes.

Prior to becoming a Raytheon Six Sigma Expert, Rex was a Raytheon Project Manager for 5 years for Airborne Radar Repairs, Aircraft Wiring, and other projects and spent 15 years as an Engineer in the Engineering and Quality organizations of the legacy US Navy organizations at the Indianapolis site.

Rex holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rose Hulman, MS in Interdisciplinary Engineering with concentration in Industrial Engineering and Statistics from Purdue University (IUPUI), and an MBA in Operations and Management from Indiana University (IUPUI). Rex has been a certified ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt since October 2007.

5:30pm Checkin
5:45pm Workshop
6:00pm Dinner and Networking
7:00pm Presentation

IndyASQ Is Looking For Volunteers

Are you looking to be more involved with your local ASQ section?  Are you looking to expand your professional network?  Well IndyASQ is looking for volunteers for our Senior Leadership Committee.  We are still looking for a Secretary for next year as well as volunteers for smaller task committees.  These opportunities will help you get Recertification Units.  Please contact us at if you would like more information or know someone that may be interested in volunteering.

November 2016 IndyASQ Dinner Meeting – Product Warranty

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Meeting Date: November 1, 2016, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Fee: $12.00 Prepaid / $15.00 at Door CASH/CHECK

Product warranty – the underutilized tool to uncover Quality, Reliability and Business values in your organization

This presentation will show how the engineering and business analysis of warranty data can provide the key information to evaluate the product’s quality and reliability and drive the necessary design improvements. It will also cover the business aspects of handling warranty including the role of supply chain management and the overall effect on the company’s bottom line.

Program Speaker:
Andre Kleyner has 30 years of engineering, research, consulting, and managerial experience specializing in reliability of electronic and mechanical systems designed to operate in severe environments. He received the doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from University of Maryland, and Master of Business Administration from Ball State University. Dr. Kleyner is Global Reliability Engineering Leader with Delphi Electronics & Safety and an adjunct professor at Purdue University. He is an ASQ Fellow, a CRE, CQE, and Six Sigma Black Belt. He also holds several US and foreign patents and authored multiple professional publications including three books on the topics of reliability, statistics, warranty management, and lifecycle cost analysis. Andre Kleyner is also the editor of the Wiley book Series in Quality and Reliability Engineering published by John Wiley & Sons.

Room: TBD
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

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.

October 2016 IndyASQ Dinner Event

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Meeting Date: October 11, 2016
Event Title: Listen to Your Customers; But Don’t Believe Everything They Tell You
Workshop: TBD
Fee: $12.00 Prepaid / $15.00 at Door CASH/CHECK

Topic Description:
In the quality profession, we are trained that the essence of quality is meeting or exceeding customer requirements. And who should know more about customer requirements than customers? So all we have to do is ask them what they want or need, right? This presentation will explain why that may not always be true, and what you can do to try to ensure you learn what customers really need.

Program Speaker:
Harry Rowe spent almost forty years working for a Fortune 100 manufacturing company, with assignments in Engineering and Construction, Computer Systems, R&D, Quality, and Product Development in businesses ranging from alumina refining and aluminum smelting to aluminum and plastic packaging to custom engineer-to-order machinery. After retiring, he founded Rowe Quality Services, hoping to help small and medium businesses improve their bottom lines by improving product and service quality and process performance. He has served as the Voice of the Customer Chair for ASQ Section 0903 in Indianapolis since 2011. He was a member of ASQ’s Voice of the Customer Committee from January 2013 and its Chair from January 2015 until stepping down from the Committee in August 2016. He is an ASQ Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence. Harry holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He resides in Indianapolis with his wife Susie.

Schwitzer Student Center (Trustee Dining Room)
University of Indianapolis
1400 Hannah Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46227

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

Dinner Menu:
Salads: Spinach and strawberry salad, Mixed green salad
Sides: Green bean almandine, Baby carrots, Rice pilaf
Entrees: Baked cod, Sweet corn soufflé

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.

Review of September 2016 Tour of Singota Solutions

A comment from Theresa Smith who attended the September 2016 Tour of Singota Solutions:

“The Sept 13 Indy ASQ meeting was excellent. We toured Singota Solutions, whose primary business is offering outsourcing partnerships to the pharmaceutical and life science industries. It was fascinating to witness their labs, storage warehouses, and testing capabilities. The Singota team was nice, answering all questions and demonstrating strong competencies. This was definitely worth the drive to Bloomington!”

We love hearing feedback from those who attend our tours and dinner events! Your feedback helps us to improve our future offerings to you!

2016 Inspection Division Conference – Florence, KY

Conference Dates: September 29-30, 2016
The Indianapolis ASQ Section and Inspection division invite you to attend the 2016 Inspection Division Conference in Florence Kentucky.   The conference will be held at American National University in Florence Kentucky.

Event Information:
This is a two day conference focused on inspection.  The cost is 1 day for $200 or full conference (2 day) for $300. Which is a great value!


Flyer:Inspection Division 2016 Conference Flyer

Questions:  Feel free to contact or for more information.