Monthly Archives: January 2018

February General Meeting 🗓 🗺

From your program chair, James Persaud…

My Fellow members,
Thank you for attending our January meeting despite the wonderful weather we experience that day. The meeting was well attended with higher than normal registration. Our presenter started the year with a “Go for it” presentation. It was interactive and attendees were involved. You make our meetings what they are. Please continue to participate.

February meeting information

At our February meeting, you get the opportunity to spend time with your significant other. The meeting is as usual, the 2nd Wednesday of the month. It so happens to be February 14th. Bring that special one to our meeting, have dinner with them, even a beverage. How nice of you. It will be different and memorable. Just try it. We were also reminded that it is “Ash Wednesday” we catered accordingly. Of interest at this meeting will be two most interesting topics namely:

Change Intelligence – that is, helping build the capacity of people, teams, and organizations to lead change that sticks”

Are you frustrated that no matter what you try, your improvement projects seem to either fail outright or produce gains that don’t last? The reality is that most changes do fail. As many as 70% of organizational change initiatives fall short of expectations. As a Quality professional, your career progress hinges on your ability to lead successful and sustainable change.

In this presentation, you’ll get introduced to how to get beyond the buzzwords and leverage a proven formula for change. The CQ System for Developing Change Intelligence is based on decades of change leadership in the workplace, years of conducting global research on managing change, and study into the psychology and neuroscience of change. About our presenter…

Barbara A. Trautlein, PhD is author of the best-selling book Change Intelligence: Use the Power of CQ to Lead Change that Sticks, principal and founder of Change Catalysts, and originator of the CQ System for Developing Change Intelligent Leaders and Organizations. For over 25 years, Barbara has coached executives, trained leaders at all levels, certified change agents, and facilitated mission-critical change management initiatives – achieving bottom-line business and powerful leadership results for clients. In 2015 she had the honor of being awarded Change Management Consultant of the Year by the Association of Change Management Professionals Midwest Chapter. Her blend of research, real-world expertise, and actionable strategies makes her an in-demand speaker spanning a wide range of industries across the globe. Clients served include Abbot Laboratories, BP, Cisco, Ford Motor Company, the NYPD, and United Airlines. Barbara holds a doctorate in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan.

Our other presenter is one of our own; Arvind Srivastava. He will be relating on “Attribute Agreement Analysis“.

Customers rarely differentiate the causals of a PPM defect at the contract table. A ppm is a ppm. Whether the feature is for a safety or critical nature vs a visual attribute nature, either can keep a company from securing the order. While product and process evaluations by humans are done daily for reasons of efficiency and cost, the effectiveness of this evaluation process can be but is rarely assessed. This leaves the organization wide open for risk of returns, ill-will, rework, and ultimately loss of business. Learn how to identify and manage this risk in a hands-on and engaging manner
About our presenter…

Arvind Srivastava is Corporate Master Black Belt/IE at Accuride Corporation. Prior to joining Accuride, he worked as a quality system and process improvement consultant, and supply chain professional at multiple organizations across various industries in the US and India. Arvind is the co-author of Lean Management: 50-50-20 and Stat-Free Six Sigma books. He is a member of U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 176 (responsible for ISO 9001 standard) and U.S. TAG to ISO/PC 302 (responsible for ISO 19011 guidelines). Arvind is the Director of ASQ Chicago Section and teaches at its Training Institute. He holds BS (ME) from IIT Roorkee (India), MS (IE) from NITIE Mumbai (India), and MBS from Benedictine University, Lisle, IL. Arvind is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt (Accelper Consulting), IATF Lead Auditor (Exemplar Global) and Quality Auditor (ASQ). He is passionate about improvements in effectiveness and efficiency; reading and spreading knowledge; and Hindi old songs.

Meeting details are as follows:


Victoria Banquets – (White Eagle)
6839 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles, IL.

Agenda: Wednesday, February 14th

5.30pm – 6.00pm registration
6.00pm – 6.15pm Welcome & Networking
6.15pm 1st presentation
7.00pm dinner
7.45pm Announcements
8.00pm Main presentation
8.50pm Surveys
8.55pm Raffle
9.00pm Adjourn

Dinner – By members’ request:

  • Baked New England Cod
  • Vegetarian – Eggplant Napoleon

Mushroom Barley French style
Broccoli Carrots & Cauliflower
Roasted red potatoes

Coffee, tea, water
Dessert – Dark Chocolate Mousse

Dinner cost – Save – Register and pre-pay!

Pre-registration with payment 30.00
Any Payment at door $35.00
Dinner only guaranteed with registration and payment

The meetings are for you, our members, only you can make these successful and beneficial. How? with your participation. What is needed of you again?

  • Register early
  • Schedule time for the meetings
  • Attend the meetings
  • Bring your boss, a coworker, a friend a colleague along to the meetings
  • Network at the meeting.
  • Share your ideas and thoughts; your feedback is critical to us improving what we do.
  • Volunteer to help on the Leadership committee (board)

You may also send your ideas, suggestions, comments or wanting to help, to me Looking forward to seeing you at our meetings. Bring someone along. Meet, greet, eat, and network.

Remember, anyone can attend the meeting at no charge. There is a charge to have dinner.

James Persaud
Vice Chair Program

Registration is Closed

Resident Quality Engineer Needed

General Description

The Packaging Supplier Quality Engineer is responsible to drive Implementing supplier quality management practices, pro-active risk reduction, quality improvements, problem resolution, failure analysis, root cause and corrective action, and facilitate continuous process improvements with assigned suppliers. This position will involve working with a supply chain of our key customers, and provide quick reaction support for Quality and Delivery related issues, plan and execute supplier audits performance reviews, as well provide regular feedback and technical support to assigned suppliers.
Our Supplier Quality Engineering team is responsible for assessing customer product design requirements and developing the necessary inspection methods, process flows and equipment to ensure process capability and overall product quality.


• Understand and interpret customer specified packaging requirements, understand supplier manufacturing processes, develop and/or approve manufacturing inspection processes, equipment, tools, gauges and fixtures for raw material, mechanical components and mechanical assemblies.
• Establish qualification processes for new products, approve first article inspection reports, and provide feedback to suppliers
• Manage supplier quality performance and drive improvement as needed to become quality leader in industry
• Ability to interpret data, analytical, SPC, identify trends and develop preventative actions
• Lead specific in-depth problem solving at a supplier facility, such as recurring line stoppages, customer field failures, numerous supplier escapes, observation of significant failure trends, etc
• Provide regular feedback and technical support to assigned suppliers.
• Ability to travel and conduct supplier quality audits

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Engineering with minor in Packaging
• 2 years of experience working with manufacturing and testing processes for corrugated boxes, folder cartons, glass bottles, plastic bottles, boxes or packaging, foam, and pallets, etc.
• Familiarity with SQL/database programming to create in-house easy to use reports, such as supplier scorecard, and customer feedback
• Demonstrated hands-on manufacturing, quality or supplier management experience
• Ability to read and understand packaging designs or prints
• This position requires a blend of technical and analytical ability, strong verbal and written communication skills and a high degree of professional acumen.
• Experience with ISO 9001/ISO 14001 quality management systems (QMS) is preferred.


Scott Brenner

Stephen Gould Corporation
225 Spring Lake Drive
Itasca, IL 60143

January General Meeting 🗓 🗺

My Fellow members,
Welcome to another year of the ASQ Chicago section program/meetings.
Details for our first meeting for 2018 are as follows:

As usual, during the pre-dinner session we will introduce our “member leaders” for 2018. You need to know who they are, the office each holds and who to approach for related information. You may be the next member leader, who knows. Life is as such….

Post-dinner Topic: Fine Tuning for Success
Presenter: Lee Ann Piano
Overview of presentation – Becoming your personal best begins with a go for it approach to life! Gaining clarity, establishing and prioritizing values, developing a determined attitude and embracing change are all required for reaching your full potential and adding value in the workplace.

In this session you will learn…

· How to create a personal vision statement & why establishing values will accelerate your vision
· Why change triggers “internal resistance” and how to overcome it
· The three-step plan for greater personal effectiveness

This will be a most interactive presentation. Come prepared to participate.
We can only make this year’s program a success with your participation.

Date: Wednesday 10 January 2018

Meeting Location:
DoubleTree Hotel Chicago – Oak Brook
1909 Spring Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone: 630-472-6000

Dinner menu:
Soup or salad, assorted rolls, chef’s choice of dessert, freshly brewed coffee, and tea.
Citrus Chicken
Grilled chicken breast, Citrus butter sauce, steamed broccoli, blended wild rice
Vegetable pasta
Penne pasta with seasonal vegetables – for our vegetarians.

Dinner cost:
Save – Register and pay!
Registration with payment 30.00
Any Payment at door $35.00
Dinner only guaranteed with registration and payment

Remember, anyone can attend the meeting at no charge. There is a charge to have dinner. We reserve seats/table for meeting only members.
James Persaud
Vice Chair Program

Pre-Registration is Closed