Monthly Archives: December 2015

ASQ Chicago Training Institute Announces Unique Six Sigma Training Opportunity

Six Sigma Laboratory

TI Course Number 4039

This unique 10 week course applies Six Sigma theory and methodology to a real quality problem. The class works at a Chicago-area company to address a specific quality problem. Implementing Six Sigma strategies, team members work to intricately and methodically solve the problem or a series of problems.

This class presents students the opportunity to get the experience of solving a real-live quality problem in an actual company setting. Since this laboratory course focuses on the applications of Six Sigma Methodology and tools emphasizing DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control), DFSS (Design For Six Sigma), IDOV (Identify, Design, Optimize, and Validate.)and others, it is recommended that those interested in registering for this course be familiar with these tools and methodologies.

Other tools and methodologies that may be used include:

  • Gantt and Pareto Charts,
  • Process Mapping,
  • Probability and Probability Distributions,
  • Hypothesis Testing,
  • Process Capability,
  • Statistical Process Control,
  • Design of Experiments,
  • Gage R&R
  • and Multi-Vari Charts

Additionally, the use of statistics software may be demonstrated and used in the project.

The Six Sigma Lab course is an advanced course and presumes knowledge of prerequisite tools used in a Six Sigma project and applied to a real manufacturing problem. Only students who feel ready for this level of activity should take this course.

Attention Prospective Black Belt Candidates: Planning on becoming ASQ Black Belt certified? ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt certification requires that you complete at least one Six Sigma project and submit a project affidavit. This Laboratory course can serve as the required Black Belt project.

In addition to the project affidavit, the Six Sigma Laboratory Class also earns students 3.0 ASQ Continuing Education Units (CEUs or RUs) for recertification portfolios.

Contact Mr. Robert Fruit for more information about the class or contact the TI to register for this class.

Robert Fruit (ASQ Certified) Six Sigma Black Belt, CQE
Senior System Engineer CT-Lab Chicago (MeasurLink)

To register for this class, Contact the ASQ Chicago Training Institute at:
773 237-0592

Register early to reserve a place in this unique class.

ASQ Chicago – Training Institute – Winter Term 2016 Class Offerings 🗓 🗺


Winter Term 2016 Class Offerings




Fall is just about over– meteorological winter has begun and astronomical winter will soon to follow.

Thanksgiving is done and many various cultural and religious holidays are coming up.

So is the New Year . . . and as with the New Year, ASQ TI classes are also coming up.

The ASQ Chicago Section 1201 Training Institute wishes Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all.

Many traditions have an exchange of gifts during the holidays and for the New Year.

Continue that tradition of gifting, but also gift yourself–give yourself the gift of quality education and of quality certification.

Look over the Winter 2016 class schedule.

Take a certification exam review class and take the ASQ Certification Exam on March 5, 2016.

As a service to the Chicago community, the ASQ Chicago Training Institute will offer certification exam review classes for the March 2016 certification exams listed below.

In addition to the certification review classes, the Training Institute al is offering four other quality classes.

For detailed ASQ certification requirements and certification test information, go on-line to: and

or call ASQ Customer Service at 800-248-1946.

As a special service to the community, the ASQ Chicago Training Institute is offering to armed services veterans

free attendance in any class that runs.


Winter Term:  Jan 9, 2016–Feb.27, 2016

8am-12pm, Triton College, River Grove  IL

Spring 2016 Certification Exam are on March 5, 2016

Go to for details on March 2016 Certification exams.

Winter 2016 Certification Exam Review Classes
4042 CQM/OE Exam Review
4041 Quality Inspector Exam Review
4037 Six Sigma Black Belt Exam Review
tba Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam Review
Winter 2016 Quality Knowledge and Skills Classes
4003 SPC in a 6-Sigma Environment
4007 Geometric Dimensioning &Tolerancing
4102 DOE I & II Combined
4039 Six Sigma II:  Black Belt Laboratory

Class Cost:  $650

Interested in any of these classes?

Contact the ASQ Chicago Training Institute if you have an interest in or questions about any of these classes:


Phone:  773 237-0592

Fax:  773 237-1230

Attend ASQ Chicago General Meetings–attendees not only get a great meal and excellent speakers and presentations at a reasonable price, but they can win a free ASQ TI class.

Go to for Meeting schedule and other section information. 

Next General Meeting is second Wednesday evening in January 2016.


To register for a Winter 2016 TI class:  Use the registration form to register for any class:



2016 ASQ Chicago Training Institute Class Registration Form

Please Print Clearly

Are You an ASQ Member? Yes£    No£    ASQ Membership No.______________________________________________________


Number ______________    Name _________________________________________________________ Cost  _________________


Your Name ________________________________________________________________________________________________


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Home Address ___________________________________________________________  Home Phone_______________________


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Payment Method:   ¨ Check  #________________________________  Credit Card:     ¨ Master Card      ¨Visa     ¨Am Exp


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Registration/payment Options: 

Check or Credit Card only

The TI does not accept purchase orders.

to register,

  • FAX completed form WITH CREDIT CARD INFORMATION TO:  773-237-1230
  • Email completed REGISTRATION to and phone in credit card number to 773 237-0592.  For Security, Do not email credit card number.
  • Mail Registration Form with check to:


              1934 N. NEVA AVE.

              CHICAGO IL 60707-3830

for more options & INFORMATION E-mail:

or call :  773-237-0592


PLEASE NOTE:  for your credit card security, do NOT EMAIL credit card numbers to the TI. Rather fax or phone credit card information to the TI.


Credit cards will Not be processed and checks will not be deposited until just prior to start of class. 

the TI does NOT retain or store credit card numbers


Volunteer Speakers/Presenters Wanted

Volunteer Speakers/Presenters Wanted

Come share your talent and knowledge…

ASQ Chicago section is looking for members and other competent professionals to share their knowledge and skills. We need personnel to present at our monthly meetings.
Various locations within the Chicagoland area:
Meeting time 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Typical attendance between 40-80

Dinner meeting: The meeting is divided into two portions – a pre-dinner and a post dinner. We usually have 2 speakers, one for each.

Show your willingness… Contact
James Persaud
Vice Chair Programs
ASQ Chicago section

Giving Back to the Community 🗓 🗺

ASQ has a reputation and reach to bring together the diverse quality champions who are transforming our world. Social Responsibility (SR) is a key element of ASQ organization offerings. ASQ’s Social Responsibility Organization (SRO) brings together SR and quality professionals to generate ideas and improve the world. ISO 26000: Guidance on Social Responsibility defines social responsibility as responsibility of organization for the impacts of its decisions and activities on society and the environment through transparent and ethical behavior that contributes to sustainable development, including health and welfare of the society.


ASQ Chicago Section is proud to announce its first ‘Giving Back to the Community’ event under the SR program initiatives. This first charity event will take place:

December 19, 2015 (Saturday) from 7-9pm
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) Organization
555 Exchange Court, Aurora, IL

Founded in 1987, FMSC is a non-profit organization committed to feeding children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: volunteers hand-pack dry meals (MannaPack) specifically formulated for malnourished children, and FMSC send those meals to partners around the world where they’re used to operate clinics and feeding programs to break the cycle of poverty. FMSC food has reached more than 70 countries around the world.  In 2014, FMSC passed one billion meals produced over its history with over 900,000 volunteers contributing to its charitable efforts. FMSC’s vision is to eliminate starvation in children throughout the world by helping to instill compassion in people to hear and respond to the cries of those in need. By earning Charity Navigator’s highest rating for 10 consecutive years, FMSC is among the nation’s 1% most-trustworthy charities. To learn more about the FMSC, please visit the following site:


On behalf of the ASQ Chicago Section, all members and their families as well as guests are invited to register for this charitable event so  together we’ll be able to make a difference and turn hunger into hope for many children around the globe. Let’s make it a memorable event filled with a ‘giving back to community’ enthusiasm and superb charitable drive especially around the Christmas time! It is a rewarding volunteering experience and registration is free of charge (all you need is to donate your time and to demonstrate your compassion). Other ASQ Chicagoland Sections are welcome to join this event. Please register using the online form below. Space is limited and registration has to be completed by 12/14/15 (since a final registration list needs to be provided to the FMSC organization).