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

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.

INDUSTRY EXPERTS WILL:
• 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.

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.

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!

Register: http://asq.org/java_members/calendar/displayEvent.jsp?event_id=14149

Flyer:Inspection Division 2016 Conference Flyer

Questions:  Feel free to contact asqinspect@gmail.com or vice.chair@indyasq.org for more information.

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.