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.

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.

Location:
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.

September 2016 IndyASQ Event – Tour of Singota Solutions

 

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Meeting Date: September 13, 2016
The Indianapolis ASQ Section and Singota Solutions invite you to attend a tour of Singota’s headquarters in Bloomington Indiana. After recently announcing a plan for a service expansion and rebranding, the company has transitioned from BioConvergence LLC to Singota Solutions, and will soon begin construction to prepare for aseptic filling operations. The 72,000 sq. ft. facility currently contains a controlled room temperature warehouse, GMP laboratory, and other workspace. 

 

Event Information:
Come hear from Singota Solutions regarding how quality is the central focus for every service the company provides-whether it’s formulation development, GMP testing, labeling and kitting, or storage. Also learn how Singota is taking the next step into aseptic manufacturing, and the state-of-the-art technology it has chosen for this new service. See demonstrations of the equipment and tour the facility. For more information, visit www.singota.com.

 

Location:
Singota Solutions
4320 W. Zenith Drive
Bloomington, IN 47404
 

Meeting Agenda:
5:30 – 6:00 PM Check in – refreshments will be available
6:00 PM Presentation by Singota
6:30 PM Facility tour and discussion
7:30 PM Event concludes

 

Fee: Free

 

Food: Refreshments

 

Parking and Directions:
From I-465 Go South on IN-37. Take the exit from IN-37 South to IN-46 West towards Ellettsville/Spencer. At the first stop light (Curry Pike), turn left.  A mile and a half down the road, At the third stoplight, turn right onto Profile Parkway. This will wind to a stop sign where you will turn right. The red brick facility is the first building on your right.
Park in any space in the front lot and enter through the front main doors.  No special personal protective equipment is required. 

 

The presentations will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.  Please no cell phones or cameras allowed on the tour.

August 2016 IndyASQ Dinner Meeting – Teaching an Old FMEA New Tricks

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Meeting Date: August 9, 2016
Event Title: Teaching an Old FMEA New Tricks (Presented at the 2016 World Conference on Quality and Improvement)
Workshop: ASQ Recertification Hints from Lou Ripberger


Topic Description:
Potential Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, or the FMEA, is a popular risk assessment tool used to manage potential risk in processes and designs. Not surprisingly, there may be failure modes associated with the activity of conducting an FMEA. Accurate results require accurate input rankings; however, complete and accurate information is not always available. When FMEA input rankings are based on collective intelligence that are skill-based and/or sometimes subjective, there needs to be a method of assessing the sensitivity of prioritized risk values associated with ranking uncertainty. This presentation will describe several potential failure modes associated with the activity of conducting an FMEA along with a simple method to assess the sensitivity of the Risk Priority Number to input rankings.
Learning Objectives:
• Learn potential failure modes associated with conducting the FMEA
• Understand why some RPN values are more sensitive to error than others
• Learn how to perform sensitivity analysis of RPN values for better decision making
• Learn how to update the standard FMEA template in order to measure marginal risk values


Program Speaker:
Eugene Bukowski is a senior engineering manager at General Electric Healthcare, Ambassador Medical in Noblesville, Indiana. His engineering team is responsible for the compliant refurbishment of ultrasound medical devices. Bukowski has more than 30 years of combined experience in the computer, automotive, health insurance, healthcare and management consulting industries, including IBM, General Motors, United Healthcare, the George Group, and Accenture. His industry experience includes functional assignments in product design and development, engineering management, large computer system sales and marketing, marketing strategy and business intelligence, finance capital management, corporate quality and continuous improvement, operations excellence, and business transformation. He is a Senior member of the ASQ, a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a Shainin® Red X® Master. He has a degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Duke University, and a degree in manufacturing management from Kettering University. Bukowski has published 10 inventions, six of which were awarded patents.


Location:
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


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.

June 2016 IndyASQ Dinner Meeting – Beyond 5S

Meeting Date: June 14, 2016

Event Title: Beyond 5S

Event Description:
5s is a simple but highly effective set of techniques that remove waste from your work environment through better workplace organization, visual communication, and general cleanliness. This fun session will take a different view of the 5 pillars of 5s as defined as sort, straighten, shine, standardize, and sustain. This topic will focus on sustaining results through Standardizing and Visual Management. Sustaining 5S does result in cost savings.
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Program Speaker:
Leigh Ann Schildmeier is currently the Operational Excellence Leader at Nice-Pak in Mooresville. She also is the president and founder of the consulting firm, Park Avenue Solutions. She has extensive experience in Lean practices, and a Six Sigma Black Belt, she has worked for over 15 years in the manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries.

Leigh Ann has an engineering degree from Purdue University and MBA from Anderson University. She is a certified Lean Practitioner and Six Sigma Black Belt.

Leigh Ann has remained active in her hometown of Anderson by serving on the Advisory Board for Purdue Anderson College of Technology and the AHS D26 Career Center’s Manufacturing Advisory Board. She currently serves as the Chair for the ASQ Section 0904 East Central Indiana as well as ASQ Deputy Regional Director. Leigh Ann is married with a step-child and two Beagles in Fishers. She is a foodie, avid golfer, car enthusiast, Reds Baseball fan, and a loyal Purdue Boilermaker.

Location:
Trustee’s Dining Room
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.

May 2016 IndyASQ Dinner Meeting – Traditional and Emerging Supplier Relationships

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Meeting Date: May 10, 2016

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.

Location:
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

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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!

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

Fee: Free

 

April 2016 IndyASQ Event – Tour of Gene Haas Training and Education Center

 

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Meeting Date: April 12, 2016
The Indianapolis ASQ Section and Vincennes University invite you to attend a tour of the new Gene Haas Training and Education Center located in Lebanon IN and learn about the Vincennes University intensive training programs in Industrial Maintenance, CNC Machining and Industrial Dimensional Metrology. This new 22,000 sq. ft. state of the art facility contains Amatrol Industrial Maintenance trainers, HAAS mills and lathes and an extensive collection of Mitutoyo CMMs and inspection instruments and is also home to the Haas Factory Outlet – Midwest.

 

Event Information:
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to hear from the Vincennes University Business and Industry staff about the training programs and the success of the CNC Machinist NOW program. Learn about how the 600 contact hour programs prepare participants for employment in Industrial Maintenance, CNC Machining or Industrial Dimensional Metrology in a 15 week time period. These programs target Veterans, older displaced workers and incumbent workers needing skill building in a short time period. You will also learn about funding options to allow the participants to graduate from the program with little to no student loan debt and about how the University works with industry partners to assure graduate placement. See demonstrations on the equipment and learn how these programs can raise the level of your skilled employees. For more information about the HTEC programs and the VU campus and Lebanon facility go to:
http://www.htecnetwork.org/member_info.cfm?member=1007
http://www.vuhtec.org/index.cfm

 

Location:
Gene Haas Training and Education Center
316 N. Mt. Zion Road
Lebanon, IN 46052

 

Meeting Agenda:
5:30 – 6:00 PM Check In – refreshments will be available
6:00 PM Presentation by Vincennes University
6:30 PM Facility tour and demonstrations
8:00 PM Event concludes

 

Fee: Free

 

Special Instructions:
The facility is located at Exit 140 from Interstate 65 in Lebanon IN. After exiting I65, travel West on Indiana 32 to the second stop light at Garrofolo Blvd. Turn left and follow Garrofolo Blvd which will merge with Mt. Zion Road. Continue on Mt. Zion Rd for approximately one quarter mile. The building address is 316 N. Mt. Zion Rd. It is a blue and grey building across from the Holiday Inn Express.

 

Park in the lot and enter at the north door. No special personal protective equipment is required.
The presentations will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. Cell phones or cameras are allowed on the tour.