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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN

I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer. I'm happy to announce that we're kicking off the 2018-2019 program year with a long overdue joint meeting with the ASQ Danbury Section. It's been a while since we've done this, so it will be great to get reacquainted with some old faces and meet some new ones. Our speaker, Jordan Munn, promises to be an interesting one, as she'll speak on the criteria for the Baldridge award. I hope you can join us on September 12th.

Ron DeRosa






MEETING NOTICE


Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2010


Topic:
How to Plan for Reliability Growth throughout NPD


Place: Blue Goose Restaurant, 326 Ferry Blvd (CT 130), Stratford, CT, 203-375-9130


Directions: From Stamford: Take I-95 to Exit 32 (W Broad St/Stratford.) Exit 32 turns slightly right and becomes W Broad St. After 0.2 miles turn left onto Main St. After 0.2 miles, turn right onto E Broadway. After 0.5 miles slight left onto Ferry Blvd. Restaurant will be on the right.


From New Haven: Take I-95 to Exit 34 (US-1/Milford.) Turn right onto US-1/Bridgeport Ave. Follow US-1 for 1.4 miles. Slight left onto Barnum Ave Cutoff. After 0.2 miles, slight left onto Barnum Ave (signs for CT-130 W.) Merge onto Ferry Blvd. Restaurant will be on the left.


Time:

  • 5:30pm Informal Networking
  • 6:30pm Dinner
  • 7:30pm Speaker



Cost: $25.00 (NOTE: Anyone can attend the presentation only at no charge)

ALL MEMBERS ARE ASKED TO BRING A FRIEND.

Reservations are requested via e-mail to Tony Pedro at tomane723@aol.com. Please make your reservations by Tuesday October 9, 2018. Include your name, phone number and number of people attending.



Speaker: Michelle Grasso


Summary: Michelle will go over how Medtronic implemented a Reliability Growth Test Strategy on their SigniaTM Powered Stapling products. She will talk about the culture shift that they encountered when the company decided to go from single use disposable stapling products to re-usable products, what is needed for a good Reliability Strategy to be successful and finally what they planned vs. what they actually did. She wiill also bring some products for demonstration purposes.




About the Speaker: Michelle Grasso brings 20+ years of Reliability Engineering and System Integration and Test Experience from Pitney Bowes where she worked on highly complex serviceable mailing machines and inserters. For over 6 years, she has been with the Medtronic Surgical Innovations group, where she has been growing the Reliability Engineering department in North Haven, Connecticut. To further raise awareness of the importance of Reliability Engineering, she has taught multiple courses for her peers. She has orchestrated the development and implementation of tools such as issue tracking and test tracking at both Pitney Bowes and Medtronic to improve the New Product Development process. Michelle has a B.S. in Industrial Technology and has held her ASQ CRE since 1998.





MEETING SCHEDULE

The ASQ Southern Connecticut Section 301 usually meets the second Wednesday of the month between September and June unless otherwise indicated below. Please note that meeting dates, speakers, topics and venues are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. Please check the Meeting Notice on this web page or the appropriate newsletter for the latest meeting details.



Date: September 12, 2018
Joint Meeting with Danbury Section (306)
Place: Roberto's Restaurant(Monroe)
Topic: A Brief Introduction to the Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence
Speaker: Jordan Munn

Date: October 10, 2018
Place: Blue Goose (Stratford)
Topic: How to Plan for Reliability Growth throughout NPD
Speaker: Michelle Grasso


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


Date: December 12, 2018
Place: TBD
Topic: TBD
Speaker TBD


Date: January 9, 2019
Place: TBD
Topic: TBD
Speaker TBD


Date: February 13, 2019
Place: TBD
Topic: TBD
Speaker TBD


Date: March 13, 2019
Place: TBD
Topic: TBD
Speaker TBD


Date: April 10 or 17, 2019
Joint Meeting with New Haven Section (305)
Place: TBD
Topic: TBD
Speaker TBD


Date: May 8, 2019
Place: TBD
Topic: TBD
Speaker TBD


Date: June 12, 2019
Place: TBD
Topic: Scholarship Presentation, Volunteer Appreciation




SECTION ELECTIONS

We at the ASQ Southern Connecticut chapter are always looking for volunteers to participate in our Board and help us keep quality alive in Southern Connecticut. Nominations for Leadership positions for next year are due. If your are interested in serving the section, October would be a good time to attend our monthly meeting on October 10 and volunteer. It can be a rewarding experience.






myASQ TO REPLACE SECTION WEBSITE

ASQ recently launched myASQ, an online community of practice. Per a recent ASQ press release, my ASQ is "a centralized online community providing timely, relevant and customizable engagement for ASQ members and quality professionals around the globe.


myASQ will allow quality professionals to interact with like-minded individuals with whom they can network and discuss popular topics facing the greater quality community. Key features of the new platform include discussion boards, blogs, news and events listings.


Users will be able to initiate and contribute to discussions about quality topics they are interested in and access communities based on geographic location and industry.


myASQ replaces ASQ's previous community platform, building on existing strengths such as communication, collaboration and social sharing while enhancing the ability to serve audience segments through personalization and the development of communities."


With the launch of myASQ, the Southern Connecticut Section 301 mini website will be retired in the near future.


Check out myASQ at https://my.asq.org/home