Indy ASQ 2017 Oct: Building Assurance

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Meeting Date/Time: Tue, October 10, 2017, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: MCL Restaurant and Bakery Township Line (In the “North Room” – turn right upon entry) 2370 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260
Fee: Pre-Pay – $20, Pay at Door – $25

Topic: Building Assurance: Building Quality into Capital Projects
It is projected that total global capital spend between 2014 and 2025 will be nearly $78 trillion. Worldwide spending for 2025 alone is projected to total $9 trillion. This significant increase in capital spending has and will continue to created significant stress in the construction industry. The construction industry is facing serious short falls in skilled labor to meet this demand and with a less skilled work force quality challenges continue to increase.

Capital projects by nature can be quite complex involving multiple engineering disciplines, contractors, vendors and key stakeholders. With these many groups involved in a project, managing quality can be very challenging and requires a disciplined approach by everyone involved. Owners often mistakenly assume expectations; specifications and drawings are being follow precisely by the contractors and vendors when actual practice has shown that contractor’s performance can be highly variable. The result can be delays in delivery or cost overruns or the owner gets a poorly constructed facility that simply does not perform as intended or the facility has hidden faults, which will ultimately result in increased maintenance for the owner. None of these impacts are positive for the owner.

Eli Lilly and Anova Technical Services partnered together a number of years ago to apply quality principles to the construction phase of Lilly’s capital projects. The intent was to improve the quality of the delivered facilities, reduce rework and bring projects in on schedule and on budget. This was done by partnering with contractors to apply quality practices, methods and tools throughout the construction phase of the projects. This approach was called Construction Quality Assurance, CQA.

This presentation will share the story of how Lilly and Anova applied a Construction Quality Assurance program to a $90 million pharmaceutical project in Indianapolis. Bruce Beck and Tim Isle will share approaches, methods and learning points gained from this project as well as other projects that have used the CQA approach.
Anyone who is involved in a capital project for their company needs to ask this simply question, ““How is the project team implementing quality principles to ensure quality output?” The answer can be quite telling regarding the probability of project success.

Speakers: Bruce Beck and Tim Isle
Bruce Beck served as a Director of Engineering for Eli Lilly and Company. During his 34-year career at Lilly he had roles in Technical Services, Manufacturing, Environmental Health and Safety and Engineering. In his last role at Lilly, he led a corporate group responsible for developing the Lilly Commissioning and Qualification program. This group also led the implementation of this program throughout the world for all new Lilly facilities. During this time, he also created the Lilly approach to Construction Quality Assurance (CQA), as well as an extensive project information management (PIM) program used on all new Lilly facility projects.

He has a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from the Ohio State University and a Bachelors degree in Chemistry from Asbury University. He has authored articles on Construction Quality Assurance in magazines such as Pharmaceutical Engineering, The Chemical Engineer Today, and Quality Progress.

Today he is the president and founder of The Essentials Group, LLC (theessentialsgroup.net) that provides consulting for a variety of organizations. He is passionate about helping leaders reach their potential both individually and as a team. He has written a book, The Essentials of Leadership, that will be published in the fall of 2017.

Tim Isle is president of Anova Technical Services in Indianapolis. He is a graduate of Indiana State University and completed Advanced Project Management training at the University of Texas in Austin, TX. He has more than 30 years of experience in construction and as a construction consultant and has Managed some of the largest capital programs in the state of Indiana.

Meeting Agenda:
5:30pm Check-in
5:45pm Workshop
6:00pm Dinner and Networking
7:00pm Presentation

Indy ASQ 2017 Sept: Palladium Tour

Meeting Date: Sept 12, 2017 6-7PM
The Indianapolis ASQ Section and the Center for the Performing Arts invite you to attend a guided tour of the Palladium.

Event Information:
Come tour the inner workings of the Center for the Performing Arts biggest venue, the Palladium. Experience the Palladium’s unique design and artistry on a guided tour through this state of the art facility. From the raised colonnaded entryway and the City Center Village Green to the acoustical canopy system and impeccable acoustics, this concert hall ranks among the world’s greatest music venues. To learn more, please visit our website at thecenterpresents.org.

Location:
One Center Green
Carmel, IN 46032

Parking:
The Center’s campus provides a parking garage free of charge directly south of the Palladium (right across the center green).

Meeting Agenda:
5:50 PM Arrive and check-in.
6:00 PM Tour begins
7:00 PM tour concludes

Fee: Free
Attendance will be limited to first 30 attendees to register. Please register here.

Special Instructions:
Please meet in the Box Office of the Palladium on the West side of the building at 5:50pm. It is suggested that you bring a light jacket, as the Palladium can get chilly.

Indy ASQ 2017 Aug: Why MSA?

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Date/Time: Tue, August 8, 2017, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Location: MCL Restaurant and Bakery Township Line (In the “North Room” – turn to the right upon entry) 2370 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260

Topic: Why do MSA Studies?
Many can relate to the stress associated with an upcoming MSA study. Will the results be acceptable? What if something is wrong with my measurement system(s)? Am I even doing this right?

Far too common is the practice of going through the motions just to meet a checkbox or get a customer off our back. Yet, taking a step back and considering why we do these studies can help bring added value to the exercise. These studies are tools to help you discover critical information regarding your measurement systems. This presentation is designed to review the basic study goals and their impact on any quality organization. Open discussion and participation welcome!

Speaker: Eric Gasper brings a rich background of technical and business analysis, web development, consulting, and team leadership to his role as product development specialist for PQ Systems. Experience in laboratory and office environments has given him a unique perspective on a variety of technical problems as well as insight into customers’ unique challenges. Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from the University of Dayton, where he garnered experience with the university’s famed Research Institute prior to entering the work force as a business analyst and development specialist in pharmaceuticals for a major consulting company. In his role at PQ Systems, he has led regularly-scheduled technical seminars, offered gage R&R / MSA workshops at the 2013, 2014, and 2016 Inspection Division Conference sponsored by the American Society for Quality (ASQ), and presented a session on “Better Gage Management” at the 2013 Quality EXPO. Recent consultancy clients include Harley Davidson, Alcoa Howmet, DANA Corporation, Crown Cork & Seal, Eaton, Carpenter Technology, Spraying Systems, and Whirlpool.

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

Indy ASQ 2017 Webinar: Statistical Process Control Fundamentals

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Date/Time: Wed, July 26, 2017, 12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M. EDT

Location: NA – This is a webinar. You will be sent a log in link and instructions the night before the event.

Description: Statistical Process Control Fundamentals

Have you heard of Statistical Process Control (SPC) but have no idea of how it works or what it does? Would you like to get a basic introduction without investing several hours in a full blown SPC course? Are you just interested in seeing how to use the tool, not being immersed in the theory behind it? If so, this webinar is for you.

Statistical Process Control is one of the “Basic Seven” quality tools. It is sometimes referred to as “Control Charts”, or even “Shewhart Charts”, after Walter Shewhart who initially described the technique while working at Western Electric Company. While SPC depends on statistical theory for its operation, it can be, and frequently is, applied with nothing more sophisticated than a piece of graph paper and a four-function calculator. This 90 minute webinar, “Statistical Process Control Fundamentals” provides a brief, painless and uncomplicated introduction to how SPC works and how it is used to improve processes. No statistical theory. No advanced math. Just the bare essentials.

Speaker: Harry Rowe

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.

June 22, 2017 – IndyASQ Social Event

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Date/Time: Thu, June 22, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

Location: Murat Shrine Temple
510 North New Jersey Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 (map)

Description: Join us for an ASQ social at Murat Shrine’s Oasis Bar and Grill!

If you have ever visited Old National Center you may have wondered about the building. The Murat Shriners built it as a social and community space starting in 1910 with additions through the following 55 years. We will be in the newest section at the far north of the building in the private Oasis. Enter through the doors facing North St. under the portico. Be on the lookout for parking instructions via email.

Appetizers will be provided.

Drinks and dinner will be available for purchase.

June 13, 2017 Dinner Event – FDA Inspection Prep and Execution

Register Here – Please register by Friday, June 9th

Date/Time: Tue, June 13, 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: FDA Inspection Prep and Execution

Speaker Biography: Joseph (Joe) Wesling II is currently a Supplier Quality Engineer at Cook Medical in Bloomington, Indiana. He has more than 35 years experience in Quality Control and Quality Assurance, and has worked for over 30 years in the Medical Device Industry.

Joe earned a BS in management from Indiana Wesleyan University, is the immediate Past Chair of the ASQ Inspection Division and the Past Exam Committee Chair for the Certified Quality Inspector exam. He is an ASQ Certified Quality Inspector (CQI), Quality Technician (CQT), Quality Auditor (CQA), and Quality Process Analyst (CQPA), and is a lead auditor for the medical device industry.

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

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

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

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.

Schedule:
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.

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

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.

Location:
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.