Monthly Archives: February 2016

March 2016 General meeting 🗓 🗺

Date: March 9, 2016


DoubleTree Hotel Chicago – Oak Brook
1909 Spring Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Doors Open: ~ 5.30pm
Pre-Dinner Session: ~ 6.00pm
Dinner: ~ 7.00pm
Post Dinner Session: ~ 8.00pm
Adjourn: ~ 9.00pm

Dinner Menu:
Assorted Rolls, Soup or Salad, Chef’s Choice of Dessert
Citrus Chicken: Grilled Chicken Breast, Citrus Butter Sauce
Steamed Broccoli, Blended Wild Rice

ASQ Members: $30
Non-Members: $35

Pre-Dinner Synopsis:
ASQ Recognition and Awards
The Chicago seciton of ASQ consciously try to recognize member/volunteers who have help the section to carry out its functions to sustain the section. During this meeting we will recognize some of those individuals. This is just a small token of appreciation for the work they do. There are others too who contribute as much or more. However we try to balance the effort to the name of the award. As such some of the individuals who continue to significiantly contribute may have received such an award before, so they are not being overlooked. We thank all of our volunteers.

Advance session will be chaired by the award committee leader.

Post Dinner Synopsis:

In “Deming principles for management – the basis of Lean” Francisco Pulgar-Vidal will present a proven way to manage your daily operations by understanding that companies are production systems, what is variation and how to respond to it effectively. Will describe the connections between Deming principles, Lean and Six Sigma.

Presenter: Francisco Pulgar-Vidal

AAEAAQAAAAAAAARTAAAAJDk2OTczZGZlLWE1MGQtNGUyNS04ZjAyLWI4N2I3Yzc3MjVlYgFrancisco Pulgar-Vidal is president of fkiQuality, a consultancy on operational excellence and director of Chicago Deming Association. He works to improve the operations of all types of functional teams in many companies and countries. Volunteering since 2003 he teaches Lean Six Sigma to unemployed professionals seeking to increase their opportunities in the job market. Francisco holds Master degrees in Industrial Engineering and Business Administration. He can be reached at


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ASQ Chicago Training Institute – Spring 2016 Class Offerings 🗓 🗺

Spring 2016 Class Offerings

 scroll Training Credit:  Each Class Earns 3.0 RU’s

Recognition:  ASQ Chicago Section Certificate by Examination

Training Location:  Triton College, River Grove, IL. (Room assignments will be announced at sign-in)

Contact Information: Contact e-mail:

Register On-Line:

Contact Number: 773-2370592

(4015) Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) Exam Review
Pre-requisite: Statistics and Management
Dates: Every Saturday from Mar 12 – May 14
Times: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Course Overview:

This 10-week course provides a review of the body of knowledge of the ASQ Certified Quality Engineer Examination as well as a review of the examination process.  This class is also used by some not quite ready for the exam to determine which areas to focus on.

Topics include:

·       Quality auditing

·       Inspection metrology

·       Statistics, probability

·       Control charts

·       Acceptance sampling

·       Reliability

·       Experimental design

·       Quality planning

·       Quality management

·       Quality costs

(4025/4075) Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) Exam Review
Dates: Every Saturday from Mar 12 – May 14
Times: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Course Overview:

This 10-week course is intended for individuals seeking Certification in Quality Auditing and for those who perform internal quality audits as well as a review of the examination process.  The course will also cover phases of an audit, evaluation, scheduling and staffing of the audit.

Topics include:

·       Body of knowledge of the exam

·       Establishing audit standards

·       Ethics

·       Protocol

·       Audit types

·       Role of quality system documentation.


(4037) Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) Exam Review
Dates: Every Saturday from Mar 12 – May 14
Times: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Course Overview:

This 10-week course provides a review of the topics forming the Body of Knowledge of ASQ Six Sigma Green Belt Certification as well as a review of the examination process.

Topics Include:

·       Organization goals

·       Lean principles

·       Process and Project Management basics

·       Process Analysis

·       Improvement and Control Techniques

(4004) Advanced Statistics
Pre-requisite: Statistics I and II or equiv.
Dates: Every Saturday from Mar 12 – May 14
Times: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Course Overview:

This 10-week course is designed to direct the student in excelling in the skills to become a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.  This course is highly recommended for those preparing for the Certified Quality Engineer examination.  This class is an excellent foundation of Statistical knowledge which is a solid precursor to all of the higher statistics level classes.

Topics include:

·       Simple Linear Analysis / Residual Analysis ·       Multiple Regression Analysis
·       Hypothesis Testing

·       One & Two Sample Hypothesis Testing

·       Hypothesis Tests for Proportions and for Variation

·        Single-Factor & Two Factor ANOVAs

·       Introduction to Design of Experiments

·       Full Factorial & Fractional Designs

·       Taguchi Loss Function & DOE

·       Selecting an Experimental Design & Sample Size

·       Test for Independence

·       Chi-Square

·       Screening Designs

·       Quality Functional Deployment (QFD)

·       House of Quality

·       Voice of the Customer

(4008) Mechanical Metrology
Pre-requisite: None
Dates: Every Saturday from Mar 12 – May 14
Times: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Course Overview:

This 10 week course teaches the principles of Measurement and Gaging, stressing the importance of proper equipment selection.

Topics Include:

·       Scaled and Transfer Instruments ·       Indicators
·       Surface Plate ·       Optical Comparator
·       Gage Blocks ·       Pneumatic and Electronic Instruments
·       Micrometer and Vernier Instruments Angle Measurements
·       Non-Destructive Testing Techniques


(4102) Introduction to Design of Experiments DOE I and II Combined
Dates: Every Saturday from Mar 12 – May 14
Times: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Course Overview:

This 10 week course explains, in a practical applications format, various experimental designs applied to solve industrial issues and optimize processes.  This Design of Experiments course will focus on two level designs.  Such designs are multifactor designs where factors are fixed at low and a high levels.  2-level designs will identify those vital few factors which have the biggest impact on the process output.  Students will conduct actual experiments in class, analyze and report on the results. Beginning with a 4-run design matrix (L4); students will learn how to develop the proper design matrix as well as a method of analysis which will define the relationship between the factors studied and the process performance.  The analysis method will include t-tests, and the Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), and the creation of a mathematical model which allows the practitioner to predict the outcome.

Topics Include:

·       Review of Hypothesis Testing and Analysis of Variance

·       Random Sampling

·       Blocked Designs with Paired Comparisons

·       Experiments Comparing Two or More Treatment Means

·       Factorial Designs

·       Fractional Factorial Designs at Two Levels

·       Empirical Modeling and Simple Modeling with Least Squares (Regression)


(4014) Quality Cost Management
Dates: Every Saturday from Mar 12 – May 14
Times: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Course Overview:

This 10 week course is designed to provide professionals with the tools necessary to implement a Quality Cost System.

Topics Include:

·       Financial and cost Accounting

·       The Categories of Quality Cost

·       Budgets and Variances

·       Analyzing Fixed and Variable Costs

·       Root Cause Analysis

·       Reducing Quality Cost


ASQ Certification Exams – March 5, 2016 🗓 🗺

The March 5, 2016 certification exams will be held at the Naperville campus of DePaul University. All examinees should note the following:

1. The exam will start at 9 AM. Please be at the exam site around 8:15 AM.
2. Cell phones are not allowed in the exam room. Please leave them in your car.
3. Graphing calculators, tablets and laptops are not allowed. A basic scientific calculator is sufficient.

Please contact Hari Soni @ or at 847-315-0102, if you have any questions.

Operational Excellence Partner – Univ of Chicago Medicine

Operational Excellence Partner – (KT31746)
Chicago, IL
Posted: 1/29/2016

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Job Snapshot
Category: Other
Location: Chicago, IL
Employee Type: Full-Time
Experience: 4 to 6 years


The Operational Excellence Partner will report to the Director of Operational Excellence and will have leadership responsibility for coaching, mentoring and training all levels of the organization on the principles of process improvement and management philosophies. The Operational Excellence Partner will engage staff and managers in improving clinical, support functions and administrative process.

Bachelors Degree OR equivalent training acquired via work experience or education, Masters preferred. 4-6 years of previous job-related experience running Kaizen/Rapid Improvement Events and flow related process improvement 7-10 years preferred. Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Project, and VISIO. Requires high level of adaptability and interpersonal skills

Complexity Factor:
Works consists of a variety of duties involving a broad range of activities or in-depth analysis for a highly specialized field of work.

Impact Factor:
Significant impact on major portion of UCMC activities affecting a large number of people on a long-term or continuing basis.



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