American Society for Quality

Southern Connecticut Section 0301

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Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2018

Time: Registration, Networking and Pizza Dinner at 5:00 pm, Announcements followed by Speaker at 6:15 pm.

Place: Honeywell Fire Safety, 12 Clintonville Road, Northford, CT, 06472

Directions: From the Parkway: Take the Wilbur Cross Parkway to exit 63, then East on Route 22. Honeywell is 3.3 miles on the left.

From I-95: Take I-95 to I 91 N. Take I-91N to Exit 11 to merge onto CT-22E / US-5 N Clintonville Road (signs for N Haven/Gateway Community College/CT-103S). Continue on Clintonville Rd for 2.3 miles. Honeywell will be on the left.

Cost: $15.00 (NOTE: Anyone can attend the presentation only at no charge)

Reservations are requested via e-mail to Tony Pedro at Please make your reservations by Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Include your name, phone number and number of people attending.

Topic: "8 Wastes" - A Lean Interactive Meeting

Speaker: Jim Timmons


One of Taiichi Ohno's "Ten Precepts" to think and act to win is: "Waste is hidden. Do not hide it. Make problems visible". Ohno is the father of the Toyota Production System that is widely used around the world. A major part of that system is dealing with waste: anything that the customer is not willing to pay for. We must find it and then keep minimizing it until it is eliminated.

This interactive presentation will present the 8 Deadly Lean Wastes and then the attendees, formed into teams, will proceed to identify specific wastes in their companies. Each attendee will be able to bring a list back to work noting the wastes AND some ideas from fellow attendees about approaching elimination of these wastes. Always remember and never forget, waste is not just on the factory floor - it is all around you!

About the Speaker:

Jim Timmons, MBA, CPIM, CSCP, CLTD (President, Jim Timmons Consulting)

Jim has spent over 35 years in industry involved in Materials, Supply Chain and Operations Management. That includes in military, aerospace, textile, printing and medical device manufacturing industries. He has held the positions of Inventory Control, Materials, Manufacturing Manager, VP of Operations, Supply Chain Manager and Supply Chain Director. Jim is now spending his time providing professional education in Production & Inventory Management, Supply Chain Management and Lean Operations as an APICS CPIM certification preparation instructor as well as adjunct professor at the University of New Haven.

Jim has been an APICS member, off and on, for over 30 years and active in the New Haven Chapter Board of Directors for 8 years as Treasurer, President and President again after spending three years working in Victor, NY and moving back to CT.

He holds a BS in Economics and MBA from Southern Connecticut State University. Jim is also APICS certified in: CPIM (Certified Production and Inventory Manager), CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional), and CLTD (Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution).

Speaker: Robert Huebner

Date: October 11, 2017
Place: Connecticut Food Bank Facility (Wallingford)
Topic: Tour
Date: November 8, 2017
Meeting Cancelled

Date: December 13, 2017
Place: Blue Goose (Stratford)
Topic: Honoring Mike D'Onofrio, ASQ Region 3 Director Elect
Honoree: Mike D'Onofrio

Date: January 24, 2018
Place: Honeywell Fire Safety (Northford)
Topic: "8 Wastes" - A Lean Interactive Meeting
Speaker: Jim Timmons

Date: February 14, 2018
Place: TBD
Topic: TBD
Speaker: TBD

Date: March 14, 2018
Place: TBD
Topic: TBD
Speaker: TBD

Date: April 11, 2018
Joint Meeting with New Haven Section(305)
Place: TBD
Topic: TBD
Speaker: TBD

Date: May 9, 2018
Place: TBD
Topic: TBD
Speaker: TBD

Date: June 13, 2018
Place: TBD
Topic: Scholarship Presentation, Volunteer Appreciation